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Museo Arubano

Aoutman St., Oranjestad, Aruba
8-26099
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Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Oranjestad
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum located in the 18th-century Fort Zoutman, one of the oldest buildings on Aruba, that tells the story of the island's pre-European and colonial... more » Owner description: Museum located in the 18th-century Fort Zoutman, one of the oldest buildings on Aruba, that tells the story of the island's pre-European and colonial eras. « less
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First, I must admit that I am an Archaeozoologist so this was a must visit. I was quite impressed with the quality of exhibits and the gardens were lovely. I had hoped for more educational labeling for many items on display but being such a small museum, we thought it wonderful. We are also 25 years plus cave explorers and... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

What a pleasant break this nice museum is from the the shopping and heat! This restored historical building gives a nice history of the island and its people. While some of this displays are static, others are interactive. The museum is cool, clean, and quiet. We enjoyed the use of the archeological relics to tell the story of the islands... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

It was well organized and explained. Lots of very interesting exhibits.It tells the history of the island.

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The museum traced the history of Aruba prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Well worth a visit for a couple of hours.

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Aruba
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is a MUST SEE and I enjoyed the tour in this museum and everyone can get a glimpse of Aruba's history. The museum is located in historic Oranjestad.

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Bogotá, Colombia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The exhibits were informative about early Arubian culture. Not a guided tour, so you can take your time to read and take pictures along the way. Located a easy walk from the bus terminal in downtown. It is very small and for the time of our visit they didn´t have any writen information in english or spanish, but anyway is... More

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Lepelstraat, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We got a great view about the One Happy Island. To see how it all starts this beautiful Island. What was part of Holland

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West, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We enjoyed this museum very much. The exhibits were interesting and informative about early Arubian culture. Small entrance fee and was worth the price. Not a guided tour, so you can take your time to read and take pictures along the way. Located a easy walk from the bus terminal in downtown.

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Williamsport, PA
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

I enjoyed this museum thoroughly. It is housed in what used to be a fort, and the building is great--if you're a photographer, it's worth visiting just to shoot the building. The exhibits range from crude farm and industry tools to old maps to personal artifacts of society life. The admission is very reasonable and it even includes a drink... More

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