I was on a short 3 day visit to Oman for the first time. I was visiting family and they recommended the short drive to Nizwa. As an American, the drive was indeed short and quick (1.5 hrs). As other reviews have stated, the drive is very picturesque and it gives a brief and quick idea of some of Oman's many diverse inner areas.
I felt the fort and museum gave a good history and it was interesting to get a feel for the importance of these inner towns. The panorama from the top of the fort is wonderful. It was interesting to hear from my family (who've resided in Oman for 12 yrs) how much Nizwa has grown in the last several years. There is construction going on all over the city.
The very small museum shop had some nice pieces of authentic Omani goods - especially jewelry, that supports the heritage of Oman.
I plan on returning with my family some day. Loved Oman and its people.
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