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El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center

Address: brown 1050, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Phone Number: 02902492799
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Ranked #15 of 19 Attractions in El Calafate
Type: Museums
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Bangalore, India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had a morning free between two outward-bound trips from El Calafate, so I wandered down little streets around my hostel. Around a bend, I came upon this fascinating centre that offers a glimpse of hundreds of millions of years of life in Austral Patagonia ~ embracing dinosaurs, mega mammals, rock art and most tantalizing of all, Pueblos Originales. Before... More

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Lynnwood, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Loved the small dinosaur & natural history exhibits, found myself wanting even more information about the original inhabitants of this land.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
64 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Great dinosaurs and video at the end. Good displays in the middle with english translation but jumps a little. Staff are very friendly and do great mate for you to finish with.

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Dallas, Texas
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61 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Nicely done private museum with excellent overview of Patagonian history from dinosaurs to the present. Translations available in multiple languages, which was very helpful since so many other museums in Latin America are only in Spanish. You can also sample matte tea. Tasted like tobacco to us, so not planning on adopting this habit.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We visited this museum on a wet day when we were trying to find out more about the area. It is a small but excellent museum. It specialises in two areas. Firstly from the era of the dinosaurs right up to the extinction of the huge South American mammals following the invasion of Homo sapiens from Asia. The second theme... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Excellent museum put together by a passionate and knowledgeable teacher who, because he opposes the corrupt government gets no publicity or help. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

The history of Patagonia is frought with vagueness and tall tales. As a professor of Argentine history I congratulate this fine museum on the quality of their installations.

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