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Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon

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Address: Km. 112 railroad "Puente Ruinas" | By Puente Ruinas at the base of the footpath to the Machu Picchu Citadel, Aguas Calientes, Peru

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What a waste of time and money !!

Directions to the museum do not exist, The museum itself is really an insult for the title museum - very limited explanations , no articles to see !! The garden is tiny with... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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282 reviews 282 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Directions to the museum do not exist, The museum itself is really an insult for the title museum - very limited explanations , no articles to see !! The garden is tiny with almost no explanations or naming - no unique plants or anything special ! A waste of effort , time and money !

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Some interesting objects and a well done English translation although it raises more questions than it answers and doesn't deliver the promised explanation of "daily life in Machu Picchu". Interesting animated film of the sights of the Inca Trail. Visitors who have just walked down the track from Machu Picchu would appreciate more seating to rest their aching legs! The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I went there to see the orchids which were not in bloom. However, I did see a snake curled up in a tree (did not make my day). That said it was interesting seeing all the bromeliads and we learned some facts about the Inca civilization we were confused about. You can buy tickets with your MP entrance tickets but... More 

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Colville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

As part of the visit to Machu Piichu this museum should not be missed. It contains a lot of history of the discovery of Machu Picchu and a few interesting artifacts found in the area. I thought it added to what I saw and learned at the ruin. There is a nice botanical garden behind and beside the museum.

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Park City, Utah
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lots of reading but very interesting for adults esp. if you are an info junkie. Nice garden next door is included.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There are no taxi's or moto-taxi's in Aquas Calientes so you walk! The walk to the Museum took us over a bridge on the road to Machu Picchu. The Museum is a definite visit! It helps to provide and clear standing of the Inca and their daily lives. I wish we had visited the museum "before" our trip to Machu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The museum has a great botanical garden with Incan steps adjacent to the building. The collection is nice and complimentary to the Cuzco collection of Yale returned Machu Picchu artifacts. The Cuzco collection was slightly better but the media presentations and botanical garden make this a worthwhile stop.

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Aguas Calientes, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Covered a lot of information and had good pictures but disappointed in the few artifacts and their description. Most of the artifacts are recent as well only from the 1980s. Worth the walk.s

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Sorocaba, SP
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum is new, very well decorated, in the middle of the forest, a 30 min walk from aguas calientes. You can see there a lot from the machu picchu archaeological site, from pieces they used to build things to parts of the buildings themselves. Beautiful!

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

At the bottom of the mountain just before the river, turn left down the dirt road to this "Machu Picchu" museum. Small but offers some insight into the history and preservation.

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