105. The La Brea Tar Pits

There is perhaps no other place on earth the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, . The tar pits are located on Wilshire Blvd the heart of the city, and offer a into life in the city of L.A. 10,000 ago. The George C. Page museum was built the tar pits specifically to research the ancient .

Located in the Hancock Park district of L.A., tar pits are a continuous flow from deep the earth's crust that frequently uncovers prehistoric animals were caught in the tar. Many of these ' remains are on exhibit at the Page Museum, excavation of new fossils is an ongoing process. site is registered as a National Natural Landmark the U.S. government.

In 2009, the Page Museum, is part of L.A.'s Natural History Museum, announced discovery of 16 fossil deposits in 2006 unearthed the construction of an underground parking garage. A -toothed cat, six dire wolves, a bison, horses, giant , and an American lion were among the animals . A nearly complete mammoth was also unearthed at time. The artifacts are now part of the Museum exhibit, and museum officials are certain there more fossils to be found under the streets L.A.

The museum is a major attraction to to L.A., and is a primary science attraction schools, clubs and other organizations interested in the . It is a piece of living history that in a constant state of change because of discoveries. It is a good place to spend leisurely afternoon in the City of Angels, which open all year round.