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Parque Museo La Venta

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Address: Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
Phone Number: 993 314 1652

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The Olmec history in 30 minutes

Master pieces of Olmec artefacts displayed in a jungle park in the middle of the city... The site is interesting as you can see the big heads (only 10 worldwide, 3 of them are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A fantastic walk where you'll discover: Exotic local animals who make the day fascinating; on the weekends the staff would let kids see/touch some of them. You will discover interesting replicas of the Olmeca sculptures, a culture from ancient local people (before the Mayans era).

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

you cannot stay even for a short time in Villhermosa without visiting the parc and museum La Venta. From the petrol zone of La Venta, 120 km away, about 50 sculptures have been transported to the 7 square km. parc created by the supervision of the famous poet Carlos Pellicer. the parc is a real tropical jungle environement with a... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Master pieces of Olmec artefacts displayed in a jungle park in the middle of the city... The site is interesting as you can see the big heads (only 10 worldwide, 3 of them are in the park) but there is a lack of explanation. the site is surrounded by a lake and be aware of mosquitos. The really bite !

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Entry fee is only $40 pesos and its a pleasant way to spend an hour or so. We enjoyed the history of the Olmec statues and liked that the desciptions were in both English and Spanish. It was fun to see little wild lemurs running about even if they were raiding the trash bins! The 'zoo' animals are bit sad... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Being interested in Olmec culture were visited. It was good to see the heads. The animals were a bit of a waste of time and not relevant!

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Houghton, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The park combined a zoo of sorts with a historical park. Most of the artifacts were from or replicates from the actual La Vents archeological site, which is located out of town, and they were all presented well with signage in English and Spanish. The animals were all a little bit sad, but it was fun to see the 4... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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107 helpful votes 107 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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10 helpful votes 10 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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