Tar pits don’t sound much like something you can sell to a tourist. The La Brea Tar Pits, however, is a wonderful exception. Visit the site’s George C. Page museum for a trip that features mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and ferocious wolves. Pit 91 features geologists working on-site during summers.
How to get there
Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm