La Brea Tar Pits & Pertersen Automotive Museum

I visited these two places a while ago, but have only just got round to writing it up.

La Brea Tar Pits
This place really sounded intriguing to me, so I drove there late Saturday with a few friends a few weeks ago. It’s located on next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

After parking close by, I was greeted by the smell of tar, yes, there are many tar pits here out in the open, although the pits are fenced of for safety precautions. There was a museum, but I didn’t get a chance to go in, because we arrived after 3pm and we were short on time.

They do have a tour guide who will tell you the history of the tar pits and walk you around the various pits. You might need to look up their tour schedule on their website though.

Petersen Automotive Museum

This museum was close by too so we checked it out too. There are cars to see here as the name of the museum suggests. It’s over a number of floors. There is an entrance fee.

The history of the automotive industry in Los Angeles is on the ground floor, and it’s full of vintage cars.

The next floor up is more of a car showroom, with old prototypes, vintage, and a few modern cars. The Batmobile featured in Batman (Michael Keaton) was on display here too.


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