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Go back in time at the La Brea Tar Pits.

Visitors have been stuck on this natural tourist attraction since the Ice Ages. The “tar” is actually asphalt that bubbled up here naturally between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, trapping and preserving the bones of many now-extinct animals. The result is an amazing collection of fossils. See the remains of a saber-toothed cat, a dire wolf or a woolly mammoth and the pit of sticky black goo that housed them for tens of thousands of years. The Page Museum is located at 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles (corner of Curson Avenue, between Fairfax and La Brea).
 
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