The Best of LA: LACMA and LaBrea Tarpits!

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Hey everyone!  This week I want to talk about one of the coolest spots in LA- LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts) and the La Brea Tar pits.  That may sound like two spots, but they are actually co-located, and offer totally different things to see.  You don’t want to miss this place where cultured art and natural history mix and mingle.

LACMA, of course, is a great place to check out works by a lot of the most prominent artists, and its a nice breath of fresh air when you are focusing on engineering during the week.  LACMA features a full gallery, some of which you can see for free, and also has a beautiful grounds outside with some interesting art pieces, including the giant floating boulder known as “Levitated Mass” (which is in the featured pic for this post!) and the iconic “Urban Light”- these are some of the most iconic spots in LA outside of the Hollywood sign and the beaches, and you can see them for free!

 

The La Brea Tar Pits are on the exact same grounds as well — one of the awesome things about these two places is that there is no driving in between.  It’s a two-fer!  The La Brea Tar Pits are famous because of the skeletons of ancient species that were preserved there- so it’s not only a scenic park, but has a natural history museum to boot.  It’s an awesome connection sitting smack in the middle of LA.

Two friends from freshmen year who I hit up the La Brea Tar Pits with!

Two friends from freshmen year who I hit up the La Brea Tar Pits with!

Some of the best entertainment in life is free, and that’s certainly true of this spot.  I’d recommend it to everyone — whether you’re visiting, need an outdoor spot to study, or need to make a getaway for a day.

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