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Museo del Desierto

Perif. Luis Echevarria, Saltillo, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Saltillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Netarts, Oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a relatively young museum, it oppened its doors in 1999 and since then has been showing its visitors all the diversity of life that can be found in the dessert of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Chihuahua. The most amazing things to me are the dinosaur fossils they have, you can see the entire museum in less than a... More 

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Buenos Aires
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122 reviews 122 reviews
84 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Well explained, featuring very kind high school students as guides, with interesting exhibitions concerning natural and human history of the desert Mexican lands, and their living ways, from ancient times to the present, this museum is really a must when in Saltillo.

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Saltillo, Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful place, excellent service and great collection!!!! We definitely will come back again, my kids loved it all the collection is amazing, you should try to visit on Sunday!!!

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san benito
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

absolutely stunning, modern buildings, a lot to see. wonderful employees. modest fee. so many things to see. you will not regret your visit. resist touching the animals !

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Rostock, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Because of the ranking I thought this museum has to be more than great, but I was disappointed. In my opinion there's a concept missing, you go from one room to another switching the times (from fossils to Dinosaurs back to the big bang and than a leap in time to the desert). But the entrance is not that expensive... More 

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a really nice, large museum, allow plenty of time (2-3 hours). Lots of animals to see as well. The dinosaurs exhibits are amazing.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Located in the Mexican dessert, this ecological Museum provides a great visibility both on nature and resources of the dessert. Great expositions and museography.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

On this place you can found a lot of dinosaurs, and another interesting things founded in the Coahuila's dessert.

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Its a lot bigger than expected we rushed thru it and it took us about two hours, it is very well organized, the presentation is also excelent the only fault was there were no descrptions in English and restroom at the entrance, but well worth the visit to learn the natural history of Coahuila.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I went to the Museo del Desierto for the cacti and succulents, but stayed for the well organized, didactic and interactive exhibitions. The different sections are focused on the all aspects of desert flora, fauna, geology, geomorphology, meteorology as well as human interaction. I was particularly impressed with the dinosaur and fossils exhibitions, and the fact that the exhibit offered... More 

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