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Dzibilchaltun Museum

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Address: At Entrance to Dzibilchaltun Ruins, Merida, Mexico

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Excellent Small Collection

Very good small collection depicting Mayan culture specific to this area. From pottery to sisal processing items from about 800 through the Caste Wars. Combined with the modest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Baysidebob
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Ocean City, MD
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Ocean City, MD
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Very good small collection depicting Mayan culture specific to this area. From pottery to sisal processing items from about 800 through the Caste Wars. Combined with the modest ruins and crystal clear cenote, a great side trip from Progreso or Merida.

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Newmarket, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was expecting just another ruin site only to find a very informative museum as well as ruins. I enjoyed this location more than chichen itza, but in part as I had been twice to the chichi itza ruins.

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Indianapolis
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24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are at the Dzibilchaltun ruins, you should definitely stop in the museum. It contains a lot of interesting pieces and it is very informative on the Maya culture.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were there last year and the museum was closed. They have some wonderful pieces from throughout the region. Although small we enjoyed it ver much.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

interesting - take a guided tour so you can learn something about what you are seeing - it is really cool, and the guide will tell you as much or little as you want to know. Just ask questions - SWIM IN THE CENOTE - ITS FUN AND REFRESHING.

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Leavenworth, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The museum was very informative and well layed out. It put into perspective what we saw at the ruins. Definitely worth a visit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It is not a large museum, but it was beautifully done, and has the plus of having ruins and a cenote both on-site as well!

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Cincinnati
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A very nice museum for an archaeological site. Great objects to see before you see the ruins or swim in the cenote.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Mayan carvings, vessels, jelwery and especially some artifacts from the Island of Jaina which I missed because we had arrived at the museum in Hecelchaken too early were on display at this museum. The collection is worthy of Dzibilchatun, the oldest Mayan ruins ever excavated.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

really part of site. Excellent intro to Mayan culture and also includes some beautiful pieces. Large panels in Spanish and English explain different aspects of Mayan culture and other rooms trace the history of Merida. You can see the sisal that all the guide books talk about (and which made Merida rich for a time).

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