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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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Interesting zoo / museum / park in Villahermosa. It is a real mixture of experiences. You are in the middle of the city yet it is like you are walking in the rainforest with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting zoo / museum / park in Villahermosa. It is a real mixture of experiences. You are in the middle of the city yet it is like you are walking in the rainforest with coatis roaming freely around you. The Olmec heads are incredible works of art / construction. Some of the animal compounds are better maintained than others, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A total of 36 large stone sculptures from the original La Venta archaeological site, were brought in 1958 to this park and museum by poet Carlos Pellicer, to protect them. This park, in the middle of the city, keeps the surrounding of the jungle where the original sculptures stood. Moreover, it includes a zoo that provides the ambiance for a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I've visited this open-air museum several times over the years and it appears improved each time I am there. The zoo portion has been expanded and there were some new, larger enclosures. Some of the older ones are quite run down. There were quite a few new animals exhibited. Be aware that there will be lots of animals roaming the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had an unexpected 4-hour wait for a bus at Villahermosa Airport so teamed up with another couple and shared a taxi to the national park La Venta (about 20 minutes away). Anyone interested in Mexican archaeology and history should see this gem of a place: the high spots are of course the giant Olmec stone heads placed strategically around... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Address: Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
Phone Number: 993 314 1652
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Tabasco  >  Villahermosa

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