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Bonaire Museum

Kaya van de Ree#7 Sabana, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Kralendijk
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
Description: Houses exhibits on the Caiquetio Indians as well as more recent art, artifacts and household items.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We followed the signs for the museum, and saw a house that looked right but the gates were locked. Nothing saying "museum" on it. We asked nearby and were told that it had closed 2 years ago (it is now 2014). So, whatever the recent reviews are talking about, it wasn't the museum at this address.

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South Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We visited a unique world when we entered the gate at Ms. Yenny's home and museum. She has been a costumer for the Mardi Gras celebrations for years and you will see her art and that influence everywhere. She has created walk through yard with mannequins and things the sea has rejected. Also in her "yard" are 7 pink flamingos... More

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Dallas Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

WE walked all over town one morning looking for the museum.. Its moved and nobody knows where . We tried several locations where it "might be" but alas. No one seems to know where it is anymore! Weird.

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Joplin, Missouri
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We enjoyed seeing the exhibits and learning about the history of the island. Needs another fan or two though! We really enjoyed the outdoor exhibits.

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albany OR
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

If you want to see a lot of unusual butterflies this is the place to do it. My daughter is majoring in entemology in college and she thought the variety, value, and health of the insects was excellent.

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Graham, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Fun little place to visit. Pretty informative in regards to the islands history.

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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
29 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

take a peak into Bonaire's history..shells, art, artifacts..

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Richmond, Kentucky, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Don't go expecting something grand, you have to remember that the island isn't industrialized like the states or Europe. It took us about 30 minutes to go through. It was very interesting and the people were vey nice. There was a school doing a sort of field trip so it was a little crowded. The first room has several pictures... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

The museum is near the town church. Only about 2 blocks away. Admission is $1.50 per person. The museum is quite small and took me about 30 minutes to go through the 3 rooms. At the front lobby is some old time historical pictures that were very interesting to look at. Also there is a shell collection in the museum.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

We visited the museum November 20, 2009. The people were very nice and the guide led us to the restored King's storehouse which is several hundred years old. There are exhibits, but the guide was very informative about the natural and political history of Bonaire and the culture of the indians, the slaves, the Spanish and the Dutch. They give... More

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