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Museo del Desierto

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Address: Perif. Luis Echevarria, Saltillo, Mexico
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Getting old

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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17 reviews 17 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
83 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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