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Address: Km 4 Via Santa Sofia | Vereda Monquira, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Phone Number: 3105700243
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It's no Smithsonian, but I like this kind of stuff

Interesting place, but the ostrich farm was more fun. There are two large fossils, with numerous small ones enclosed. I don't think there is a tour in English, but we just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Interesting place, but the ostrich farm was more fun. There are two large fossils, with numerous small ones enclosed. I don't think there is a tour in English, but we just breezed through. Worth it if you are into fossils or with children.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Worth visiting and very affordable but not much to see. Does give one a sense of what the region was like as a huge body of water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This musuem is very small but quirky and great. The main attraction is a giant fossil which is very impressive. They give you a small guide to the fossils which is full of interesting info but not too long. It's a taxi ride from town 10,000 pesos each way and the taxi driver will wait for you. It's worth a... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Villa de Leyva, a charming mountain town in Colombia, has a wonderful town square with many local shops and restaurants selling typical items from the South American country. Made entirely of cobblestone, the roads are very bumpy, which makes for a tough ride by car. However, the most fun can be had when a walk is taken by the tourist.... More 

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LIZELIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It is a small museum, which is OK too, not like some where you could spend hours. You get a feel for the fossils found there. Get directions, as it is outside of town a couple of miles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great little museum showing astonishingly well-preserved fossil remains of large creatures. Nicely displayed collection of other fossils, could have done with more information in English.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was surprised that you could get so close to what remains of the skeleton of this giant kronosaurus (a type of marine dinosaur) but it was very well presented. There are also lots of other interesting fossils that have been unearthed in the surrounding area displayed in cases around the main exhibit. Worth a visit if you're in Villa... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went one morning a week day and everything was wonderful. Sunny day. Poor attention at first. There is a guide that gathers smaller groups but the explanation is not as interactive or animated as expected. Some parts are poorly sorted and little information about it. But well worth a visit because it is close to Villa de Leyva and... More 

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Bogota Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Not a lot to see not a lot to write about... Do some other interesting activity... Two fossils and a lot of ammonite are not worth your time

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a museum built around a colossal, impressive plesiosaur fossil found in the area, with little else to recommend it other than pleasant grounds and a decent sampling of smaller, less noteworthy fossils and amateurish (but enjoyable) dino-themed mural art. It is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area for a few days and/or are interested in... More 

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