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Tainopark

Carreterra Sanchez Samana | Los Robalos, Dominican Republic
+1 829-693-4267
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Tainopark is the biggest historic park in the Caribean. A huge reproduction of the Tainos's life and the confrontation with the spanish conquerors. An... more » Owner description: Tainopark is the biggest historic park in the Caribean. A huge reproduction of the Tainos's life and the confrontation with the spanish conquerors. An incredible scenographia with figures in Fiber glass at the real scale. A trip in the past of more one hour. You seems to be in a movie of these time. Culture and attraction for a unique concept of thematic park. « less
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Quebec City, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We travelled around DR with our 5 kids aged between 1 and 8 years old. Tainopark was one of my favorite place that we visited. It is very informative and interesting. You walk around 25 displays depicting the everyday life of the Tainos and the arrival of Christopher Columbus. The kids enjoyed it and so did the parents. Well worth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were not sure if we wanted to do this but we were really glad that we did. It was a very informative and comfortable display

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Ponoka, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was easily the most interesting place we visited in the DR. While listening to the history on ipods (which came in 5 different languages) while walking in the park from station to station we learned more than we had in the previous few years visiting museums and touring the island. The people were friendly and the presentation was wonderful... More

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Grantham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Taino Park is apparently the biggest historical park in the Caribbean and is set in a sort of reconstructed Taino Indian village. You walk round the display of some 25 "scenes" depicting the story of these indigenous people's everyday life until the famous Christopher Columbus "discovered" the island and the subsequent conflict with the Spanish Conquistadors after which the natives... More

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Tells the story very frankly about the natives and what they suffered through with the landing of Christopher Columbus. He was not the nicest man. This presentation almost makes you wonder why we celebrate Columbus Day. Did he really "discover" the New World? If he discovered it, why was there already natives there? We did this as part of an... More

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Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Taino Park is a surprisingly professional, first-class destination. Unlike historical accounts told from proud, patriotic standpoints, Taino Park includes the ugly reality of what happened to the native population after Europeans first arrived in the Caribbean. As one government-published guide states, "No judgment is passed; this is history as it happened." Several of the 25 dioramas are quite graphic, such... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

it was very good and the only place we understood the history of taino. there are alot of languages you can choose in your earphones: english, russian, france.

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went here because it was included in a tour of Las Haitisis (which was awesome). It is a pretty basic museum, and you walk through it with a headset on as they tell you the history of the indigenous peoples of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. It isn't anything fun to look at, but the history is interesting. So if... More

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nova scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very well received.Pleasant and very knowlegeble staff.The tour is very well explain in many languages.They also make a very good drink.Very interesting maquette to see.

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Tainopark, Directeur général at Tainopark, responded to this review

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Bronx, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised about how amazing this was. Someone here said they've studied Dominican history and the info was wrong--well I too have studied it extensively and found this to be pretty accurate. It is well organized and much more entertaining than your average museum. Great place to go after a trip to the beach.... More

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