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“Lots of history, and a nice museum, but the dioramas are plastic” 3 of 5 stars
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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.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Lots of history, and a nice museum, but the dioramas are plastic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We did Taino Park as part of a day trip with Los Haitises. I found the ipod language guides nice and the history lesson educational, but the dioramas were pretty bad. The museum at the end was nice though. The cafe in the park was horrible.

Visited April 2013
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Chiang Mai
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“Taino Park tells a straight story”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Life-sized dioramas depicting the Taino culture, the few Spanish who tried to protect it and the Spanish conquerors who destroyed it through attacks, disease, slavery, etc. Audio programs in a variety of languages tell the story. (The only drawback is that you can't stop the program to spend extra time at each display.) Wonderful museum with artifacts from Taino culture that also recall African and Northwest American and Canadian tribal culture. This park was recommended to me by a specialist in Taino culture.

Visited March 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
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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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Huntington, New York, United States
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“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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“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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