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Regional Museum of Archaeology

Address: Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in La Romana
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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334 reviews 334 reviews
196 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A well stocked and maintained museum, focusing on the history of the D. Republic through the indigenous population and the Spanish conquerors. Most of this fascinating museum features the Taino people, their artifacts and especially strange (to us in C21st) customs. Ask to see the Higuero tree and the heavyweight gourds - very impressive ! it is only a small... More 

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Vancouver
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191 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This museum is behind the Catholic Church in the village of Altos de Chavon. It is very well air conditioned so staying a while to look at the displays and read the informative signs (in English and Spanish) is very doable. The museum is impressive in its appearance inside with museum quality display cases and signage. I found the display... More 

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This was a very educational and interesting exhibit about the original inhabitants of the Dominican. The Taino people. We enjoyed walking around and seeing the artifacts and reading. a must stop in while in Altos de Chavon.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

If you find yourself in Altos de Chavon and you have any interest in the geological formation of jewels or just want to pick up some jewels cultivated from the local areas this small but nice museum is worth a stop.

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bambiworld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

The museum is tucked away in Altos de Chavon, but worth the look (behind the chapel). The docent was interesting and informative. Programming for children. Gift Shop. Be generous in your donation!

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