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Los Angeles

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea is a famous and accessible paleontological site because it is in the city, with dramatic exhibits well presented at the Page Museum. The Museum is home to the most extensive collection of ice-age fossils in the world. Visitors can watch both the excavation and classification through observation windows. You will also find interactive exhibits in the museum. There is also a re-creation of a Pleistocene forest in the center of the museum that is a must-see. The park provides a serene getaway and you may follow the pathways leading to active asphalt pits. The park is home to several pits of liquid asphalt bubbling with methane. Standing alongside the stretching Wilshire Boulevard, flanked by Art Deco towers, La Brea Tar Pits stands as a landmark for Los Angeles`s extensive prehistory. A film about the site and the Los Angeles basin is shown every 15 minutes inside the museum theatre.