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Hacienda Mundaca

Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Ranked #19 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Historic Sites
Description: House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.
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Union, Oregon
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173 reviews 173 reviews
66 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stopped to check it out and it was very run down and unkept. Don't waste your time here. Just a few run down buidings and no animals.

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Montrose, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a great place for history nuts, especially if you are a history nut who likes to translate from Spanish. All the signs on the limited exhibits were in Spanish, & there were no pamphlets provided in ANY language. The hacienda appears to have enjoyed better times & is in need of major repairs & upkeep. We did, however,... More

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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited the Hacienda and the grounds are very unkept. It was interesting to see some of the photos from Mundaca's home, but there wasn't much else to see. We saw a few empty cages that seem to have housed some type of animal, but we did not see any animals while we were there. You won't spend more than... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The area looks very un kept. There are empty overrun cages. The gardens need some work, there is no signage so we could not tell what this property was actually used for. After getting home, I did find a review from 2007. Back then it looked like a place that would have been worth going to see. Unless there is... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the hacienda very much. It is a shame that it is in such disrepair. It would be beautiful fixed up. The "clock" garden reminded me of the story "The Secret Garden". It has potential. In the States there would be fund raisers and big ticket sales and it would be renovated. Here the cost is nominal. You see... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I were very disappointed. This place is extremely run down. There is a small enclosure where 3 crocodiles are kept and a small pond with a tiny bit of water that would be very warm from the heat. Not impressed...

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Belize City, Belize
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

good place to visit, be sure to get a local or a guide to walk you through. It is really interesting!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I have to admit that I did enjoy the little zoo....I know it seemed very bad for the animals, but I did like it......now it is still a nice place to walk and see some nature. Isla has become full of concrete and it is hard to find good wildlife...but Mundaca offers that. Nice green space and you can count... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We visited the grounds on our last trip to Isla in 2011, and it was breath taking. Now, 2014 - it has fallen into a state of disrepair. The lagoon was seriously flooded and there was very little wildlife to witness. There were 3 crocodile held in a cage with very little water & a Boa Constrictor in another. Not... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Chose to walk there on a stormy day. Gave us a destination but really just abandoned grounds. As a tourist it would be helpful if there was lighting on the write-ups with some English.

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