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“A discovery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tainopark

Tainopark
Carreterra Sanchez Samana | Los Robalos, Dominican Republic
+1 829-693-4267
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Type: History Museums
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Owner description: Tainopark is the biggest historic park in the Caribean. A huge reproduction of the Tainos's life and the confrontation with the spanish conquerors. An incredible scenographia with figures in Fiber glass at the real scale. A trip in the past of more one hour. You seems to be in a movie of these time. Culture and attraction for a unique concept of thematic park.
Princeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“A discovery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Well done presentation of historical events I knew very little about.
The format, walk from one scene to the next following the rhythm of the audio track, works well for adults and teenagers.

Visited March 2013
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Huntington, New York, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A highlight of my visit to Samana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

On a shore excursion from NCL Gem I visited this museum. Not only were the dioramas well laid out, informative and attractive (although one or two of the figures needed some touch-ups) but the MP-3 player was very helpful in describing the scenes at each stop. I got a real appreciation of the life and times of this maltreated indigenous tribe - now extinct due to that maltreatment. One of the best exhibitions of this kind I've ever experienced.

Visited March 2013
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Haddonfield
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Living Museum about original inhabitants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Very well done and worth the trip.

Self guided with auto tape.

Tape interesting.

Staff available to help.

Seats available as you walk through, if you wish to sit and rest or spend more time at one exhibit.

New exhibits are in process of building.

Museum store has good quality items and reasonably priced.

I learned a lot about the inhabitants, who no longer exist and also about the Spanish invasion and takeover of the island.

One of the best tours of my entire cruise.

Visited February 2013
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Whidbey Island, WA
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“Pleasantly Surprised by Fine Historical Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

My husband and I toured this as a cruise shore excursion. At first I had discounted this recreation of an Indian village before I saw it. I pleasantly surprised at what a wonderful place this museum is. It makes history come alive

From start to finish this is extremely well done. Each person gets very clear audio descriptions of the 26 scenes, using quality headphones and individual iPods. You can get one of 5 different languages. Half way through, there are refreshments for sale, and restrooms. After the scenes, there is a small museum of reproduced implements and everyday items. One of the modern day scenes also informs you about the numerous words that have come into English from the Indians.

Every staff member we encountered was friendly yet professional.

Highly recommended as part of a shore excursion, or on your own.

Visited February 2013
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Longbow Lake,ON
2 reviews
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“Taino Park Historical Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We would highly recommend a visit to this historical museum. This place features 25 life scenarios of the first settlers to the area. We walked along a thatched roof walkway accompanied by a clear and comprehensive audio narration which is available in 5 different languages via ipod. There is a museum, boutique, bar, restaurant and clean washrooms. The staff is friendly and very helpful. This is a must see highlight!!

Visited February 2013
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