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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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Jungle museum

Nice open air museum in the jungle with monkeys and coatis. It's great to visit and there's a lot of shade coverage. Wear insect repellent. It's a nice stroll in the woods and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Merida
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park contains many Olmec statues placed in the same relation to each other as La Venta, where they were discovered. The plantings and trees evoke a jungle, though the paths are well-marked and easy to walk. All this, plus "happy" animals in large spaces. The bird sanctuary is especially lovely.

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Alamo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where else are you going to see giant Olmec heads, an interesting zoo with some beautiful jaguars (as large as lions!), and crazy little mammals walking around the grounds? Use a lot of insect repellant as I got a few bites despite having used it. They have a walk-in aviary I didn't get a chance to go into that looked... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding display of ancient ruins which were relocated from a marshy area where they drilled for oil. The settings are natural and very well done in a jungle park, complete with a small zoo of animals and historic displays. Very worthwhile

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice open air museum in the jungle with monkeys and coatis. It's great to visit and there's a lot of shade coverage. Wear insect repellent. It's a nice stroll in the woods and the ruins are very nice. Definitely worth the stop over.

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Thank Oakley514
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This us a must see in Villahermosa. We arrived early morning. It was lovely and quiet. We came to visit the sculpture park which was as fantastic as we had hoped it would be. Beautiful setting, lots of animals darting about in the foliage including an armadillo! The main attraction is the Olmec heads. Just fantastic.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parque La Venta is a good reason, perhaps the only one, to visit Villahermosa. We spent the better part of the day wandering along the lagoon, enjoying the zoo and the archeological park. Although it is in the city it is a true jungle where we saw a wild toucan. The zoo focuses on animals of the region and houses... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum exhibit at the beginning, under the thatched roof, gives a good overview of La Venta arqueological site's history and the transport of the stone relics from there to this park. The zoo portion is small and you feel sad for the animals in small, dingy, very hot cages! The walking trail portion to see all the stones relics... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A park a museum and a zoo in the same place. A must if you visit Tabasco state. It includes large pre-hispanic pieces relocated from archeological sites.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's more like a zoo than a museum. Not much else to do in Villahermosa so it is good place to spend a couple of hours, see some poor locked-up animals and learn a little about the oldest civilization in Latin America.

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Shropshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful setting to see these Olmec statues. Many mosquitos so be aware. Not so keen on the caged animals

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