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Dzibilchaltun Museum

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Address: At Entrance to Dzibilchaltun Ruins, Merida, Mexico
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Small but excellent

The museum has some very interesting artifacts and it's small enough to go through and enjoy thoroughly in 30 minutes to an hour. Anyone interested in Mayan history would enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has some very interesting artifacts and it's small enough to go through and enjoy thoroughly in 30 minutes to an hour. Anyone interested in Mayan history would enjoy.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins at this site aren't terribly impressive but the museum more than makes up for that. The collection is small but very well presented and doesn't make some of the curatorial mistakes that other museums make (e.g., by ending with the arrival of the Spanish).

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Tracy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well done museum where you can learn a lot about the Mayans. A nice air conditioned break from the heat.

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Surrey, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main temple of the Dolls (Named because 7 little munch or dolls were found in was built as an astronomical observatory and is best seen at the solstice when the sun flashes through the side window holes and most dramatic at the equinox when the sun blasts through the front & back doors and can be seen from quite... More 

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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This was the best display of artifacts that we saw during our trip. Well laid out, lots of English. Very interesting to get a peek at the things that were found and removed from ruin sites that you wouldn't otherwise see. Not everything here is from this site. It's a nice collection of things from various sites. We enjoyed this.

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Chelem, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We have taken several of our visitors to these ruins and the museum ,is very interesting The ruins are different then most with the House of the Dolls..

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Chelem, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a small museum and sculpture garden on the grounds of Dzibilchaltun ruins. After touring the grounds and cenote, this is a great way to end your tour. It is air conditioned and very informative with Mayan artifacts from the area. It is well laid out and most exhibits are in both spanish and english.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

It is an old museum, buy it is well displayed and you can learn in a short time a lot about Yucatan's history

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Almost missed this as we were leaving the ruins - that would have been a big mistake. Very nice exhibit.

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Izamal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This museum is beautifully done, and on display are wonderful original Mayan relics. I love to look at the 7 miniature figures or "dolls" that were found in the Temp,e of the Seven Dolls.

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