A travel journal
to Los Angeles by EPearl
Quote: This city was an integral part of my travel itinerary. It was a starting point, which included visiting relatives in the L.A. area, from which we visited other points of interests.
Attraction | "Disneyland"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2002
1313 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92802
The Universal Studios is a big place and there is a lot of walking, but at least you can sit during the tours or performances and rest. There have been many new attractions that have been added since our vacation trip, but we went away satisfied and informed.
To date, there have been over 100 pits located in a 23 acre area of the city. There is only one pit that is still being worked at present. That is Pit 91. It is worked for only two months each summer. Fossils are usually presented, after being cleaned, identified, and catalogued, to the museum attached to the LaBrea Tar Pits. You can actually watch the work going on if you should visit during this time, but you can always see the results on display in the museum.
These fossils go back thousands of years, but because the tar pits are still active, new fossils are still being created, which will be probably be uncovered at some future time. Don't miss the chance to visit this fascinating excavation, but be prepared for the strong smells that pervade the area.