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Address: Xalapa, Mexico
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Description: This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican...
This top-notch anthropology museum displays the diversity of Mexican cultures.
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Giant Olmec heads

This museum was surprising and wonderful, the Olmec heads alone make it a must see and it's in a neighborhood with a fabulous park

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This museum was surprising and wonderful, the Olmec heads alone make it a must see and it's in a neighborhood with a fabulous park

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

At first, we thought we would skip this, since we had come from Mexico City and visited the national anthropology museum there. But I'm glad it was a rainy day, and perfect for spending it indoors at a museum. It is focused on the Olmecs and other ancient cultures of this particular area, so there is a lot more variety... More 

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Xalapa, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The museum is laid out like a series of massive stairs that works its way down a gentle hill while passing from one culture or epoch to the next as one moves to the next stair. There is not a lot of documentation and virtually all text is in Spanish. The museum is very open and there are gardens along... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I really enjoyed the museum. It is the best thing in Xalapa. It is not as good as the one in Mexico City, but it is quite remarkable and worthwhile seeing.

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Brasilia, DF
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The architecture of the building is fantastic and promotes the integration with Nature through several gardens with many museum pieces. The huge Olmec heads (cabezas monumentales) are breathtaking. I hope to have a chance to visit again and spend more time reading and learning.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Anthropology Museum in Xalapa is a magnificent museum, second best after the Mexico Anthropology museum. Great exibits, elegant and well presented. A must to understand the evolution of the founding peoples in the country. We jhad a very nteresting guide..

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Peoria, Illinois
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Is quite a good museum that would have been #1 had we not later visited the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City which is world class. Is definitely worth seeing if you are at all interested in the archaeological findings in this area of Mexico.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a definite must visit site in Xalapa. Exquisite, elegant, simple, extraordinary - all of these and more. Be sure to get the audio guide and enjoy the stroll through time.

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Lexington, Virginia
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25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just in case it isn't obvious, this is the very same place as the Museo de Antropologia in Xalapa. Tripadvisor has two listings for the place.

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Xalapa, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The first time I went to the Anthroplolgy Museum I had to stop after only seeing half of it. There was so much to take in it was overwhelming to me and I scheduled another day to take the rest in. The artifacts and the manner in which they were displayed were exquisite. If visiting Xalapa, one must really make... More 

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