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Intinan Museum

Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, Quito, Ecuador
(593) 239-5122
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Ranked #10 of 103 Attractions in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features interactive exhibits on how the Incas determined the middle of the earth, plus... more » Owner description: Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features interactive exhibits on how the Incas determined the middle of the earth, plus interesting science experiments such as balancing an egg on a nail and the affects of the Coriolis force on earth. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Speaking no Spanish our trip to Ecuador was very adventurous to say the least. We flew to Quito from Guayaquil on a whim, found a great B&B and through that owner found a great guide for a day. It was this guide (who spoke no English) who brought us to the Mitad del Mundo as requested, but when we left... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We'd heard mixed reviews of Mitad del Mundo so we headed to Inti Nan instead and had a great time. You can have your picture over the Equator, balance eggs on nails, watch the water go down the plug in different directions and try to balance on the Equator. All good fun for $4 entry!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Entertaining, educative, cultural, historical, these are all part of the experience of visiting this Intinan Museum. The official site is designed to have tourist spend their money there; this is the place to visit if one wants to stand on the Equator line - Latitude 0º-0'-0''

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is very tourist friendly, educational and encourages participation!! relates to the ways of the ecuadorean community as well as claims to have the exact gps location of 0 degrees. Here you can balance an egg on a nail head...see how flushing simple water makes the rotation of the water go down the drain...be unable to walk in a straight... More

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Don't bother with the official Mitad Del Mindo monument, this is where the equator line really is! We went in search of the famous equator-line demonstrations of the Coriolis effect (water going clockwise/anti clockwise down drains, balancing an egg on a nail etc) but first found ourselves on a fascinating tour of Ecuadorean tribal history, complete with authentic tribal huts,... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a much less touristy place and less "finished". I was very glad I went. It has more equator related exhibits and Mitad del Mundo. In ways they compliment each other.

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Bolton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Take the guided tour (we took in English) - they are so friendly and funny, knowledgeable of the history and open to questions. The demonstrations literally ON the EQUATOR were fun and amazing. I love this place!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museo intinan is a great and informative place not like mitad del mundo the guides are really knowledgeable and show you different things like the water draining and standing an egg on a nail the show a lot about the indigenous people and their history at mitad del mundo you don't even get a guide we really enjoyed it... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Definitely worth the visit. Guide was great, loved the exhibits and experiments especially the one showing the Coriolis effect.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good place to spend 3 hours. The cost of admission includes an English speaking tour guide. It started kind freaky with shrunken heads display. Most of the demonstrations are fake but enjoy it anyway. After finish, walk across the street and have lunch at local restaurants. Most of them have cuys if you want it.

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