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The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

A group of tar pits from where asphalt has seeped up from the ground for tens of thousands of years. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals. The Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art0.35 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. It holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present.

Petersen Automotive Museum0.60 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

One of the world's largest automotive museums with over 100 vehicles on display in its 25 galleries. The remaining half of the collection is kept in a vault, located on the basement level of the building. Age restrictions and an admission premium are in effect to view the vault collection.

Walk Of Fame4.44 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of musicians, actors, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others.

Runyon Canyon Park4.65 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

60-acre (65 ha) park with numerous hiking trails. Because of its proximity to residential areas of Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills, celebrity sightings are common here.

Griffith Observatory7.91 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory offers a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)8.05 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history.

Hammer Museum8.14 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

An art museum and cultural center known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs. Particularly important among the museum's critically acclaimed exhibitions are presentations of both historically over-looked and emerging contemporary artists.

Universal Studios Hollywood8.26 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

A film studio and theme park. It is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios still in use and is the first of many full-fledged Universal Studios Theme Parks located across the world.

Hollywood Sign8.42 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

American landmark and cultural icon overlooking Hollywood. "HOLLYWOOD" is spelled out in 45-foot (13.7 m) tall white capital letters and is 350 feet (106.7 m) long. Visitors can hike to the sign.

The Broad9.73 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

A contemporary art museum with free general admission to its permanent collection galleries. Houses a nearly 2,000-piece collection of contemporary art, featuring 200 artists.

Walt Disney Concert Hall9.77 KMs away from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center designed by Frank Gehry. Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. A tribute to Walt Disney's devotion to the arts and to the city.