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Address: Km 4 Via Santa Sofia | Vereda Monquira, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Phone Number: 3105700243
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A lot to learn on this place

This tour was very interesting visit. The guide was very knowledge about the fossils found on the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tour was very interesting visit. The guide was very knowledge about the fossils found on the area.

Thank leodia
Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful to build a museum to protect a fossil in situ. The croc has been cemented in place which might have been a bit short sited. The spider house was not open when we visited. Other rocks fossil and crystals for sale on site. Loved the ammonite wall topped with fossilized dinosaur poo.

Thank Charles S
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Okay for a short visit and if you speak Spanish to learn more about the history of Villa de Leyva. I was really impressed to see a real fossil of a marine dinosaur. However I feel that they did not have much/ very small.

Thank Lili444
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

There is a huge dinosaur fosil! And a lot more. It worth a visit, just near Villa de Leyva. The problem that there is no single word in English.

Thank Guy D
Medellin, Colombia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you are a lover of history, you must go to this place. The "Fosil" which was found there - literally - tells a lot about the history of the place. Do not expect a fancy museum, but one that tells stories without too much intervention from human hands. We rented a bicycle from downtown and went there. the ride... More 

Thank GTraveler2000
Scarsdale, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A small museum primarily dedicated to one giant swimming fossil (alligator?) and several thousand ammonites. It is mildly interesting and is something that might be done on a rainy day for an hour or less.

Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Interesting fosil found over30 years ago. The place is being kept by the community and the staff is very friendly.

Thank AMBustamante
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A very small museum.It gives an impression about the history of the area. Unfortunately all the info is in Spanish, this can be a handicap for some visitors. In my opinion they could have created a bigger and more interesting museum because there is really to show and to tell something about this area much more than this little place... More 

Thank Paul A
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This museum was built around a giant swimming dinosor fossil found by a farmer. There is another dino fossil and lots of other ammonites. It is a small museum (just about worth the 2-3 dollars admission. There are plenty of facilities around as a mini tourist industry seems to have sprung up (shops, restaurants, etc). It is about 4-5 km... More 

Thank Rob W
Medellin, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was a loss of time and expensive tough. There weren't anyone to guide the visit and the man at the ticket selling point was too rude. I strongly suggest people to visit the CIP museum instead of this one.

Thank Sebastian_Henao

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