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Address: Av. Presidente Tancredo Neves, 6001 | Usina Hidreletrica de Itaipu, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85866900, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 45 3529-2892
Description: A large historical record of the region, its people and the construction...
A large historical record of the region, its people and the construction of the Dam.
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Small but interesting place to visit!

The museum is not big, but if you like to read everything and take time to see things I think you may reserve one to two hours to visit it. On the museum you'll find things about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
Gustavo P
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São Miguel do Oeste
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It has a little bit of the history about the city and its beginning, you can also appreciate some local art and take some nice pics simulating you are inside the hydroelectric dam. Worth the visit!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Its only after visiting this museum that we understood how the Itaipu dam worked, and how it affected the surrounding country. We had a really great guide, Renato Furtak.

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Plano, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had explanation and exhibit of some old machines used. It was interesting for us while we waited for our Special tour to start. It was very empty, we got to chat with people working there. Its a small museum, you'd go if you have time on your side not if you're rushing to see the falls.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Know that Lake buried one of the wonders of the world? The "7 Quedas" lie beneath the waters. Waters that drowned thousands of monkeys, jaguars, trees ... The environmental damage it may be necessary for industrial development but it is a real shame.

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footscray west
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a small museum. It shows mainly in pictures (does have english text) the history of the area - with particular reference to the construction of the Itaipu Dam and the people of the area (there are some (stuffed) animals near the exit. It takes 20-30 min to walk thru and is reasonably interesting. There is a small zoo... More 

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São Miguel do Oeste
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256 reviews 256 reviews
125 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum is not big, but if you like to read everything and take time to see things I think you may reserve one to two hours to visit it. On the museum you'll find things about the original natives, the beginning on the city, and a lot of the construction of the Itaipu plant. There's also a area with... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
55 helpful votes 55 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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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This museum is between 1 and 2 kilometers from the bus stop and visitors center for the Itapui dam and there is no transport between the two. This is a long way of saying it is better if you have a car to visit this museum. You buy the tickets at the Itapui dam when you book your dam tour... More 

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