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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 104 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is nice and interesting , however it is pretty small and does not include much . It is also located about 1 hour drive from the old city which in my opinion does not worth it .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

When we walked in, my expectations were low. It looked a little hokey, but when the tour started, it was great! We saw some historical burial stuff, and then the fun of the equator. Not only is it cool to be on the actual equator, they show you all sorts of little tricks. I got a certificate because I was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you are in Quitó this museum should be on the top of your list. It's not expensive and you learn more about the tribes in Ecuador. But what makes it so special is that It's right on the Ecuador. That allows them to show and let you do things you can't do anywhere else. Like placing and egg vertically... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The outdoor museum is a great quick stop coming in or out of Quito, plus, if you take the tour (4$), you get an Intinan stamp in your passport!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Definitely visit the Inti Nan museum when you go the see Mitad del Mundo. I took the tour in Spanish because I would have had to wait for an English tour. It was very interesting and the guide spoke very clearly. Take your passport so you can have it stamped to show you've been to the middle of the world!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There are two attractions in the area that give people the opportunity to experience 'happenings' on the equator. We were advised by a number of people to bypass the big modern one, and continue on for another 500 metres or so and visit the Intinan Museum. We have no idea what the other one is like, but this one is... More

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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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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