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Museu do Indio

Address: Rua das Palmeiras, 55 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22270-070, Brazil (Campo Grande)
Phone Number: 55 21 286 8899
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Ranked #239 of 331 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum in Botafogo is housed primarily in a mansion, with displays both inside and out. Innovative exhibits display a collection of indigenous and tribal artifacts, with an interesting gallery and activities for kids.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Very peaceful. Interesting people making sounds and appearances like natives. But very closed (except for courtyard) for renovations.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Went to museum. Hotel concierge didn't know it is closed for renovations April-Nov, 2013. Very nice person let us in to see the museum grounds and the small gift shop but couldnt go in to actual museum. Wish we could have seen more.

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Eugene, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Unlike most museums, this one isn't a dry visual experience. The visitor enters into a semi-dark space, native music softly plays, and multi-media exhibits provide a dramatic impression. You don't just SEE native artifacts, you experience the culture that produced them. The collection itself, of course, is the primary reason to visit: the headdresses, weapons, and materials represent a rich... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

I am surprised to be the first to do a review, because I thought this was one of the best designed small museums I have ever seen. it is only 2 or 3 rooms of a house, but the objects on display are both: 1) significant and relevant items to the purpose of the museum, and 2) presented as ably... More

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