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Parque Museo La Venta

Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
993 314 1652
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Type: Natural History Museums, Parks
Traveler Description: This exterior of the museum was designed by poet Carlos Pellicer Camara.  All of the monuments found in the museum were discovered in "la venta... more »
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Tulum
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

loved it here, although the heads are most likely all replicas.they do have some cool animals on site, would recommend this place because its just a good fun time and walk around the campus can be enjoyable!

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Duluth, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Olmec heads are awesome, the sad part is seeing the caged animals. The heat makes it difficult to enjoy seeing all of the carvings. I spent about an hour here and got out, not much more to do here.

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Portland, Maine
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150 reviews 150 reviews
71 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The zoo and the olmec pieces are a great way to while away a few hours. The park surrounding the zoo was filled with families enjoying picnics. The observation tower is free and the climb is great, as is the view from the deck up top. When we were there in early May there were tons of pink blossomed trees... More

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Monterrey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The olmecs heads are a MUST SEE in Villahermosa. The history behind them are amazing and it is cheap to go... if you have student ID it is 10 pesos a ticket. WORTH IT ! The zoo part of the park I didn't liked so much just because it seems like the animals are in a small place and I... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Very well done for a small regional archeological park. The museum is part archeological, part zoo animals. If you're in Villahermosa for a couple of hours looking for something to do, make sure to pop in and take a stroll through.

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Moscow, Russia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We arrived at Villahermosa especially to be able to visit Parque-Museo La Venta, where many saved valuable exhibits of Olmec Culture, brought from the archeological zone of La Venta located at the extreme North of Mexican Tabasco state, are exposed to the public. It is a kind of combination of open air Olmec sculpture museum and a zoo and a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

So far as i can tell this is the only thing worth seeing in villahermosa. Its fairly priced and has a decent collection of mostly native animals. The highlight is the collection of Olmec art. The ancient stone heads and other carvings are very interesting, and you will see coatimundi and spider monkeys in the branches above you. Worth an... More

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White Pl
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31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Agree with previous post. We were on there on November 27, 2013 and the park is definitely closed for renovation. As an alternative, we went to the Carlos Pellicer Museum. It was newly renovated and it did have one giant Olmec head in the lobby and a collection of interesting Olmec and Mayan artifacts on 2 floors.

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Villahermosa, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

We came to Villahermosa just for this park/museum. Today 2nd Dec we went there to find it was closed. Not sure where the person from the previous post went, but it's closed for 4 months until mid December. Don't go until then. You can only see one Olmec from outside the gates. Really wish there was clearer info before we... More

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Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A lovely park with lots to see....and plenty of visitors. There is safety in numbers. Flora and fauna of Tabasco are all there. Lots of shade to keep things a tad cooler. Street artists, water and popcorn, local treats and souvenirs.

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