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A Scientific And Historic Treasure Right In Your Own Backyard

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By Deb Flomberg

rsz labrea A Scientific And Historic Treasure Right In Your Own Backyard

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Over hundreds of years the bones from animals that had been trapped in tar were preserved, creating a myriad of fossils dating from the last ice age. Those tar pits are known as the very famous La Brea Tar Pits, located right in the heart of Los Angeles. If you’ve never taken your family on a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits, then you are missing out on a fun-filled family day of education and adventure.

The Tar Pits feature more than one million Ice Age Fossils from 650 different species. You can even stop in on real paleontologists working in the Fishbowl Lab, as they work cleaning, sorting and tracking the fossils that have been uncovered just a few yards away. Then head over to the Ice Age Encounters area where you can meet a life-sized puppet Saber-toothed Cat, and get some truly great photographs.

Imagine taking your curious dinosaur-loving kids on an adventure through time, as they see hundreds of dinosaur fossils that were dug up right in their own backyard. They are sure to have the time of their lives wandering the museum and learning about the tar and the different fossils that it helped to preserve. California is truly lucky to have such a crucial piece of scientific history right in its own backyard, and it is something you really must take advantage of.

Head over to the Tar Pits in style, of course, by driving there in the C300 4Matic Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It is a great vehicle for a trip like this, as there is plenty of room for the whole family, lots of trunk space to store those goodies you pick up at the gift shop, but still stylish enough and luxurious enough to make a statement while helping you travel in comfort. It’s a the perfect car for a family day out at a place like the La Brea Tar Pits.

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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