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El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center

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Address: Brown Esquina Bonarelli, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2902 49-2799
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Very informative museum about the Patagonian history

I visited this museum at the end of a three week tour in Patagonia. During my vacation, I got increasingly interested in Patagonian (natural) history and I took up the idea to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The 3D exhibits are excellent with a great detailed explanation about Earth ice ages. Coming out of the exhibit take 30 minutes and enter the Glaciarium, an ice bar with -10C. When you walk in they will give you a special thermo overcoat and a container made out of ice so you can drink all the vodka you can take... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This museum is tiny and off the tourist path, but it is a must visit! My husband and I visited this museum last month on a Sunday. The last admission was at 7 pm and we went here after visiting Laguna Nimez. It is close by. The woman at the front desk didn't speak English but was extremely helpful and... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I visited this museum at the end of a three week tour in Patagonia. During my vacation, I got increasingly interested in Patagonian (natural) history and I took up the idea to buy a book on this subject. But this museum in itself already gave me a surprising amount of information I was looking for. Together with the friendly welcome,... More 

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New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Not to be fooled by the entree or the first dark room. Two films of explanations and fossils of prehistoric creature & illustration and maps and evolutionary maps Really time well spent

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place reminds me of a small museum, so well developed and organised that it opens up minds, and attracts even those who were not interested in finding out our origins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

An unexpected, pleasurable visit, to a very informative museum! The displays are clear, the models are great for kids (and big kids!) and the warm wecolme with matè was perfect for a chilly afternoon.

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Harpenden, Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A thoroughly well presented and educational exhibit of the development of Patagonia from the dinosaurs through to the current day. Models, real historic exhibits , photographs from the late 1800's through to the present day. The truth about the annihilation of the indigenous people's by the European settlers in videos and displays ..... Very thought provoking. Highly recommended, don't miss... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We did not have high expectations for this little museum. From the outside it looks very small. But, the multiligual presentations, though modest, are packed with information. A very easy to follow historical perspective is provided including the recent history of the indigenous peoples. Don´t go in expecting a slick polished presentaion, but be open to the application of the... More 

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you buy the city tour and walichu caves, the ticket is included and it is the same price. Very nice museum. You see trhough the time how patagonia was. It worths a visit

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very well and logical presented and explained, from distant geological ages to present. Worth the visit if you are interested in natural history / geology / paleontology / prehistoric human life. Spent more than 2 hours there. Entrance fee: approx 7 USD (at 11 ARS / USD).

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Address: Address: Brown Esquina Bonarelli, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2902 49-2799
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate

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