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Dzibilchaltun Museum

Address: At Entrance to Dzibilchaltun Ruins, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #12 of 49 Attractions in Merida
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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  • Spanish first
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English first
Saint Peters, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Nice reprieve from the heat - in fact it was cold in there. It was very interesting and informative with some, but not all, things translated into English.

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Corozal Town, Belize
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

DO stop into the museum when visiting this site. It is not well publicized and is slightly out of sight from the main entrance but you must stop here to fully appreciate the site.

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Moss Point, Mississippi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

What a great museum to have on site at the ruins, I wish other ruins had museums as well. We had an awesome time and the artifacts were wonderful!

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Shelton, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice location with artifacts from around the region and a few beyond. It would help if more of the information were in multiple languages as all visitors don't read Spanish well.

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