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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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A Real Find

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Glenview, Illinois
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Glenview, Illinois
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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.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Really big, but there is no real food to buy, only snacks. Get in there early so you can be done past noon and go elsewhere to eat (late lunch). There are severañ exhibitions, but the best ones are the one of the dinosaurs and fossils, and the one displaying animals from the region. There is a zoo with small... More 

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Saltillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I like, the paleontoloic area, the apatosaurio and the other esqueletons are amazin, the park around the museum has excelent view of the town.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This museum is a very good presentation of prehistoric life in the desert areas of northern Mexico. Until I visited this museum I was not aware of the prehistoric nature of this area. Tour information is available in English recordings and it is very easy to walk through the area.

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Laredo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It's a great place to visit in Saltillo Mexico, the entrance price is very accessible 90 Mexican pesos per adult. The tourist guide really knows the topics and are always able to assist you. All the rooms are so clean and have a lot of information. Since sea animals to the Big bears and dinosaurs. It has also some live... More 

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Rivalta di Torino, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have been here 6 or 7 times. Living in the area, you run out of things to do. We always enjoy it, and bring friends regularly.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have been over 5 times and everytime it looks like is not getting proper maintenance. We see more closed areas, even some glass floor panels where you walked by are not in service. Still kids can have good time there but if nothing changes in the next couple of years, it will not be a good destination as it... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

4 Pavillions covering The Desert Past and Present, Man and the Desert, Biodiversity and a Botanical Garden this is probably the most complete museum of its kind. Designed for all age groups, it contains exhibits that I have never seen anywhere else. There are too many positives to mention, but I guarantee that you will not be disappointed; and if... More 

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Netarts, Oregon
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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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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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Additional Information about Museo del Desierto

Address: Address: Perif. Luis Echevarria, Saltillo, Mexico
Phone Number: 844 986 9000
Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Coahuila  >  Saltillo
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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