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Intinan Museum

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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: (593) 239-5122
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Description: Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features...
Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features interactive exhibits on how the Incas determined the middle of the earth, plus interesting science experiments such as balancing an egg on a nail and the affects of the Coriolis force on earth.
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We had visited Mitad del Mundo and on that visit had tried to find the entrance to Museo Intinan without success. For reference, if you are looking at the main entrance to Mitad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had visited Mitad del Mundo and on that visit had tried to find the entrance to Museo Intinan without success. For reference, if you are looking at the main entrance to Mitad del Mundo, the entrance to Museo Intinan is further up the road to the right and then a small drive with signpost is about 250m up on... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

our guide was very knowledgeable and we got to interact and hear about the Amazon indigenous peoples and also the penis fish. this borders, middle of the world, which is NOT on the equator. GPS has detected this location. the grounds are very nicely done and the $4.50 fee is well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is the actual equator determined by GPS. There were quite a few attractions and historic/educational information at this site with the help of a guide. We did everything from see a real shrunken head to balance an egg to watch the water swirl in different directions on either side of the equator! Super fun experience. My teenage kids loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There's nothing like standing on the Equator so, of course, this is a must do! Plus, there are lots of exhibits and fun activities to peak your interest and boggle your mind, depending on which side of the equator you're on. Didn't expect this but it was a wonderful way to spend a few hours and learn something at the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Well, They claim the museum it is located in the real 00°00’00”, but once again we are fooled.... In addition, most of the games they play to make you "experience" the phenomena of the middle of the world are bologna... Besides, there are some interesting information about the originary inhabitants and solar devices... What it is really impress is that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great staff ,very good displays, wonderful landscaping, fun experiments with water and shrunken heads ,nice little gift shop too. Beside a river with life size displays of the local cultural past and present .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great exhibits ,staff, experiments also shrunken heads.The staff are engaging and like to make you smile and think. The grounds are well planned and planted . Lots of statues and a fine little gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Pretty cool to stand on the equator - as they point out there are not that many places on Earth where the equator is not in the ocean or deep in jungle. This is the correct GPS location (verified) vs. the big monument based on the 18th century survey location. The exhibits about the different regions of Ecuador were interesting... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Guided tour of an out door museum reflecting life of the Amazon native tribes was very informative. The equator itself was fascinating. There are demonstrations of how water circles the drain of a basin in counterclockwise fashion in one hemisphere and clockwise in the other and goes straight down the drain with no circling at all right on the line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our family had a choice between the monument or this the true equator and were not disappointed. The kids got to take part in experiments to get a greater understanding of the equator.

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