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Dzibilchaltun Museum

At Entrance to Dzibilchaltun Ruins, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #12 of 38 attractions in Merida
Type: History Museums
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lovely garden with statues and artifacts, then very superior museum. Nice way to end a tour of the Dzibilchaltun ruins, and swim in cenote

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San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It may not be what you expected when you signed up for an excursion to Mayan Ruins but there's a really nice museum at the site of the Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins. The museum contains some very nice Mayan pieces both inside and outside the building as well as Spanish artifacts recovered from the area. Placards describing the museum's various items... More

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Napa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just a 15 minute drive and there is a great cenote and the ruins are impressive. Simple and self tour is sufficient.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We really enjoyed the ruins and cenote' at the site. It's not the equivalent of some of the major ruins but it certainly was an enjoyable outing. The museum is excellent! If you go into Progresso and take this excursion from a ship the museum is a must see. Don't fail to allow time to enjoy the museum.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very interesting little museum located as you exit the ruins. This site does not allow outside vendors on the grounds which is kinda nice for a change. You get an up close look at some of the artifacts found on the grounds as well as items for purchase.

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Milwaukee, WI
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very informative and on a great historical site. It was interesting to get a Mayan history overview and see many statues and artifacts.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

All liked: The Mayan museum deserves attention if you can control your desire to not spend all your time at the cenote among the nearby ruins (be sure to bring a towel, face mask & snorkel ! ). The work of the artisans of the Maya are most impressive - and their craftsmanship building their structures and temples is nothing... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We hired a guide for the "express" tour for around $20 USD. He was very nice, informative and thorough, but I would recommend reading up on Dzibilchaltun, the Mayans, the Spaniards first, and saving the money. The museo isn't large, but is well done on what was an obviously small budget.

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Merida, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Mayan items galore, items from Olmec and earlier civilizations along with useful information about the make up of the geography, cenotes, etc. Exhibits about henequen haciendas was a little out of place but useful

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Seattle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I reviewed this under the Dzibilchaltun Ruins entry, but want to recommend it here as well. Very much worth the time during a visit to the adjacent ruins.

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