La Brea Tar Pits

Tar pits that have revealed ice age animals, right in the middle of the city

La Brea Tar Pits

Since 1906, more than one million bones have been recovered from the tar pits here. While there are no dinosaur bones that have been found here (since Los Angeles was under water during that time), many animals within the last 50,000 years have succumbed to the tar pits. Some of the fossils include saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and mammoths. La Brea Tar Pits is a great place for the family to visit and learn about the animals that used to roam the area long ago.

La Brea Tar Pits
La Brea Tar Pits
La Brea Tar Pits
La Brea Tar Pits