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Museo del Desierto

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Address: Perif. Luis Echevarria, Saltillo, Mexico
Phone Number: 844 986 9000
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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It is not a incredible museum, but I recommend it. beside the museum it has a zoo a souvenir store. Take your time, you may take 2 hours to do the tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jorge M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not a incredible museum, but I recommend it. beside the museum it has a zoo a souvenir store. Take your time, you may take 2 hours to do the tour.

Thank Jorge M
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A fun place to visit. Give yourself a few hours because it's kind of big. A good mix between a historical museum and zoo like.

Thank Liz S
Mexico City, Mexico
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496 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Maybe this museum won't win any museography award... actually there are many things to criticize, BUT I'll recommend it for sure. It's a good place to understand the region. There are interactive areas, many things for children and even living species. The staff is great. Don't forget to stop by the shops located outside the museum. Many handmade stuff. You... More 

Thank draghignazzo
Saltillo, Mexico
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94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Expo of local excavation dinosaur research Coahuila region, extremely interesting for adults and kids love it, 2 to 3 hour visit, cafeteria available, one of a kind Museum in the zone and Mexico.

Thank ROC_1111
Cape Coral, Florida
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168 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

ENjoyed this museum very much. Many things to see, lots of very good presentation, and some tortoises and prairie dogs out back to watch and see. THis is a modern museum, with the exhibits designed very well.

Thank diver34118
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of the most beautifull and complete nature museum in the world. It contains 4 pavillions. Pavillion I: The desert. This shows how it came about, it’s original inhabitants (dinosaurs) and it’ evolution. Pavillion II: Desert and man. How man succeeded in living in the desert. It also describes rituals and customs of the first inhabitants of this... More 

Thank Yves D
San Salvador, El Salvador
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are a dinosaur enthusiast you should not miss this. (If you have been to other countries science or natural history museums you may not be amazed) may be the best natural history museum in Mexico. Definitely a must if you are familiar and excited about dinosaurs. The area is full of unique fossils that make this museum quite... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very reasonable prices. Better visiting during the week when children are still in school. Other wise, it can get too crowded. Nice little gift shop, and exhibits are pretty impresive! From a linx to a prairy dog colony, it sure does entertains the kids! and it is my understanding that a wolf was just borned a couple fo months ago,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I liked the view from the parking lot. The exhibits were informative. My children enjoyed themselves. There are some animals on exhibit, and some fossils. The desert garden with turtles was very relaxing.

Thank Josh G
Glenview, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This attraction is fun for the whole family. Here is an informative combination of natural history museum and zoo. Take along comfortable walking shoes. The cheerful bilingual young student guides will explain most of the natural history exhibits.

Thank Birddogvet

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