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“Quaint & Interesting but not really value for $” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Regional El Calafate

Museo Regional El Calafate
Av. A.Brown y G.Bonarelli, El Calafate, Argentina
02902492799
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Ranked #21 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
Type: Museums
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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Quaint & Interesting but not really value for $”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Paid a visit to this tiny museum when we were in El Calafate. It had 4 small rooms for display, all contained in a small house. There were explanations as to the formation of the patagonia area geography, fossil records and the indigenous people. Some replicas of documents, maps and hunting tools were there. Also, a short segment on the impact the settlers had on devastating the indigenous peoples.

All in all, an informative an interesting distraction for an hour or so. The drawback was the unexpected high entry fee... $48 argentine pesos for us foreigners! We love and support small local museums like this in general. Would've loved to give a higher rating, but the overly high entry fee was just a killer for us...

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Surprisingly informative and an extremely passionate exhibition of settlement in Patagonia.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

It was the depth of winter, mud everywhere but the walk off the beaten track to this museum was a trip we are glad we made. Be warned, it's not for the cynical, manage your expectations. The museum is a labour of love. But substance triumphs over style and you will leave after an hour well informed and perhaps even motivated to find out more about this unique region.

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Valencia, Spain
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The museum provides good information about the local region. It has a friendly athmosphere and it is very well placed. We enjoyed it thouroughly.

Visited July 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice idea but”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Is a nice idea have this museum, but has maintenance problems and is not very good to see.

Visited June 2012
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