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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, Parks, Museums
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
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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39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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135 reviews 135 reviews
40 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This park has three caged Jaguars that are spectacular. It is sad that they are caged and look very bored but you can get three feet from them for some great photos. The rest of the park has very well preserved stone carved figures from the Olmec culture that were saved from destruction during oil extraction activities in Tabasco state.... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
69 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Ok so like many museums they have picked the artefacts up from another part of the country and placed them all in one place. Whilst it probably would have been better for them to be kept in their native surroundings, it would have also meant that tourists would have been plodding over the native surroundings and the objects may have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Forget about impressive or variety of animals. There is hardly a petty crocodile in a dirty pound. It makes up for a nice stroll through the greenery. The entrance fee is very low - $3.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice bit of culture about the Omecs (sculptures) in a park-like walking tour. The signs also explain in English what is on show. Also some animals to be seen. It doesn't take long to view, maximum 2 hours.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Olmec heads are well displayed in lovely surroundings. The zoo provided an opportunity to see jaguars and rare tropical birds up close, even if they are behind bars. The jaguars were magnificent, and the toucan and other tropical birds were great.

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Ballarat, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You feel you are in the real tropical world where the Olmec developed this magnificent civilisation.

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