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Av. Presidente Tancredo Neves, 6001 | Itaipu, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
(45) 3520-5816
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Ranked #19 of 30 Attractions in Foz do Iguacu
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Eco-museum preserves the history of the power plant and the Brazilian area in which it was...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The Eco-museum preserves the history of the power plant and the Brazilian area in which it was built.Check out the Eco-museum's collection innovating exhibit, based on interactivity and unusual display resources like sets duplicating the past and scale models. Visitors follow a course divided into modules that present from the occupation of the power plant's area on the Brazilian side up to Itaipu's environmental conservation projects. The tour includes attractions such as water and energy. There is also a replica of a running turbine axel that even includes the noises typical of the plant's inner core. A panel of 3X4cm photos pays tribute to the people who worked in the construction of the hydroelectric power plant.

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Cary, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Due to Brazil playing the dam closed early and the only place open was the Ecomuseu so we purchased tickets a walked down the highway about 10 minutes. We were pleasantly surprised...there was a lot to see and a few hands on things. They made learning fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

After arriving at Itaipu Dam, I realized I had a 1.5 hour wait until the next English tour of the dam, so we decided to check out the ecomuseu. Although we had to walk 10 min down the road (which didn't have sidewalks for part of it), we were pleasantly surprised by the tranquility of the museum grounds! It was... More 

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den haag
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were the only visitors and there were no guides of something like that. Information about the dam is in English but within 30 minutes you have seen it all... I would not recommand this museum there is not much to see.

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near Milwaukee, WI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

After a visit to the stunning Itaipu Dam, we bought tickets there for this museum, which is a walk down the highway. Interesting exhibits outside, but most were blocked off. Inside the guides were busy with various school groups, though they did ask us (in Portuguese) if we were doing okay. It's not intuitive how to move from one area... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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231 reviews 231 reviews
182 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This museum sorts of surprised me.. I wasn't expecting much as I visited it since i had plenty of available time between my visit and the night visit, but it really gave me some more info about the region, its history and how important the construction of the Dam was. the entrance is some 700m away from Itaipu main gates... More 

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Recife, Brazil
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

you need to buy the entrance ticket at the ITAIPU information center! The place was much more interesting than we had expected. The three different guides we had is the different sections were all very good and knowledgeable. The name does not really give the right impression what the museum is about. You get to know many interesting details about... More 

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Foz do Iguacu, PR
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

It was cool and interesting. It changes from the classical visits you can do and it was worth the effort. Located on the itaipu Dam.

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ulster county, ny
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I went to this place after a very disappointing time at the Dam. This place though more than made up for that. Individual guides and a very personalized tour with lots of discussion. Great information about how the dam impacted the whole area. This really gave me a great overview of the whole region which really helped me understand the... More 

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