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Address: Km 4 Via Santa Sofia | Vereda Monquira, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Phone Number: 3105700243
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Accurate name, There's an amazing giant fossil... and that's it. 5 for the Fossil, 2 for everything else.

I expected much, much, more from the place but was still blown away by the gargantuan fossil. You pay the guy at the entrance and walk around for a couple of minutes looking at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Basic, old and nothing else. The only thing to see is a large kronosaurus but it could be in a better shape if the greedy community of monquira would allow a museum to study it and improve the installation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Do not go here expecting to see a collection of dinosaurs ...this is the dramatic presentation of one magnificently preserved Kronosuarus , right in the spot in which it was found. It is a 5 km walk from Villa de Leyva. There is a wonderful story about how it was kept here after it was discovered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I expected much, much, more from the place but was still blown away by the gargantuan fossil. You pay the guy at the entrance and walk around for a couple of minutes looking at tons of ammonites, a few small fossils here and there, and then the giant, main one that gives its name to the place. The main attraction... More 

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Washington, DC
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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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Bristol UK
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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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Address: Address: Km 4 Via Santa Sofia | Vereda Monquira, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Phone Number: 3105700243
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Boyaca Department  >  Villa de Leyva

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