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Address: Ruta 1 Km.167 | Riachuelo Departamento de Colonia CP, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Phone Number: 598 (0) 520 20 25
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Description: Eduardo Arenas has been collecting key chains, beverage cans, ashtrays...
Eduardo Arenas has been collecting key chains, beverage cans, ashtrays, perfume bottles and pencils for nearly fifty years. This odd museum contains many thousands of these and other trinkets and gifts collected by Arenas and his family. Some farm animals roam out back.
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Interesting collections! Food local dishes and tasty!

We went on a day trip from Buenos Aires, by a tour operator. Not necessary to do this! Just go to the Port in BA and get the fast catamaran over to Uruguay. From there get a bus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I don't think I would make this a destination in itself, but as the bus stopped here from Colonia del Sacramento, I looked around. In back, they have a lot of nice Rovers and high end campers in the expedition/adventure category. Inside, a collection of pencils and things and Guiness World Records for the collection. They did have food available... More 

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Santos - Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Almost all tours stop at Granja Colonia on the way to Colonia de Sacramento.There you will see collections of pencils and keychains recognized by the Guinness Book. It is interesting, however the biggest attraction of the place are the jellies: there are the traditional like banana or apple jelly, but there are some with unusual flavors like onion or pepper... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We went on a day trip from Buenos Aires, by a tour operator. Not necessary to do this! Just go to the Port in BA and get the fast catamaran over to Uruguay. From there get a bus or organised coach out to this spot. Worth going to visit. The owner has the Guiness book of records for the most... More 

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Jhb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We took the rapido ferry from buequabus buenos aires to colonia. The ticketing lady told us it was a 1 hr ferry trip giving us 3hrs and then the return trip. Taking delays into account and you need to check in for return trip at least 30min early this doesn't give you enough time ( although all day might be... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The owner of this place has a Guinnes world record for his pencil collection. You can visit it, free of charge, there is also an impressive collection of key rings, and beverage cans. Besides this they produce good jam's. You can taste and by them there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We took a fast(er) ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia and return, staying one night in Colonia at the Don Antonio Posada. The ferry trip went smoothly and the ferry was comfortable and clean. Colonia was well worth the visit: quaint and quirky old town with many good cafes and restaurants. We had a good lunch at a corner cafe... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

The owner of the museum located at Granja Colinia has been collecting pencils, ash trays, key chains for over 50 years. He has the largest collection of pencils in the world. Products from the farm can be purchased in the adjacent store. On the grounds of the farm you'll see quite a few automobiles needing restoration.

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Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

Please do not book this trip through expedia. We paid $368 for 2 for a day trip. We got a tour of this very little charming town, which is basically a little square and a street and half worth seeing, a disgusting lunch, and a tour of a jam factory and something called a museum, which exibited the biggest collection... More 

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DC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2007

In late Sept 2007 on a Buquebus day tour origninating in Buenos Aires, I traveled by boat (1hr) to Colonia. The tour first included a stop at Arenas Granja Colonia (Ruta No1 Km. 167 Riachuelo Colonia. www.granjacolonia.com), a roadside stop with a restaurant/"museum"(?) and outside picnic area. To the side there was what looked liked an orchard and a small... More 

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