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Parque Museo La Venta

Address: Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
Phone Number: 993 314 1652
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums, Nature & Parks

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Baltimore, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a combination zoo, park and archeological site in Villahermosa. The Mayan & Olmec statues and exhibits have been taken from many locations in the Tabasco and Chiapas areas.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a beautiful little park in the middle of the city. There is a a walking path that takes you around the park so that you can see the Olmec heads and other sculptures that were moved from the site of La Venta. There are many types of birds and other wildlife that live in the park that borders... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

La Venta is the famous park in the city of Villahermosa. Everywhere in the park you can admire the famous gigantic Olmec heads. It surely is an unforgettable experience! The park itself is also a beautiful place, because of its settings in a jungle-like park. You can see monkeys and other little animals being around and also at the little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This park has really important pieces of the Olmec's history. It also has a huge area where you can see a variarity of animals in their habitat from the state of Tabasco. Thia is a muat If you go to Villahermosa.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The zoo part of the park is nothing special, but the museum of prehistoric man is very good. There are not many museums I have been to that explain the history of Olmecs. The colosal heads are beautiful and worth the trip by themselves.

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Mexico Beach, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This a beautiful park-museum. Evertything is outside. The colosal heads of The olmecs are beautiful. The walk is beautiful in the middle of a lots of trees. Take comfortable shoes. And a camara because there are lots of animals to see.

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

1) one of the otter's pen had very little water left. The other otter had diarrhea with again, very little water left. 2). The racoon was so weak, he could barely stand on his own. There was less than a 1gallon bucket of water left in his pen! 3) one of the 3 badgers has an injury to his back... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

although the monuments displayed are not in their original location, the are presented with a great respect and admiration, for a merely researched civilization, with a great respect and admiration. the whole park is very well designed , and perfectly maintained, with clear route and explanations, the gardening is perfect, and everything is calm, and displays majestic. salute to mexico... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Liked the animals in natural habitats. Didn't have as much time there as we would have liked. We did see one of the crocidiles swimming in local lake---scary!!!

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Monterrey, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The park is a contribution of Mexican poet Carlos Pellicer who bought the original site of these Olmec sculptures in Tabasco to save them from the oil companies that were drilling the area. The sculptures were rescued and put in exhibition in this park, downtown Villahermosa. The sculptures are a rich source of information and art from this ancient culture.... More 

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