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Address: La Paz, Mexico
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This monument to peace can be seen as you first enter the city of La Paz.

This monument to peace can be seen as you first enter the city of La Paz.

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The Whales Tail

Sounds like a book or a movie, but thats what is know by, by most of the locals who live in La Paz. It is located as you drive North out of town on the way to the airport. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 15, 2014
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Always loved this whale tail/dove monument. It is extremely well done and well planned. When one first sees it coming from the north, it looks like a whale tail, then as you get closer you see the dove body. Great monument.

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Calgary, Canada
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

Great attraction, beautiful monument to welcome you to the city. The city's name stands for peace and it's only fitting the monument has the same meaning.

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alberta
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Sounds like a book or a movie, but thats what is know by, by most of the locals who live in La Paz. It is located as you drive North out of town on the way to the airport. It used to be white, now a brown color, maybe to match the dust in the area. And now of all... More 

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2 Thank kherbold
Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Still looks like a whale's tail to me, but it is distinctly La Paz! Without the monument there would be far fewer La Paz t-shirts to sell...

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Thank Lawrence F
LaPaz,baja sur, mexico
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106 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is an impending landmark and a beautiful piece of art! I think it should be painted white as it was previously though...It truly does represent all that LaPaz is...Peace with the Dove and the whale tail combination... Perhaps it could be in a better location but it is an impending piece that everyone sees when they are driving and... More 

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1 Thank sheenajungle
El Pescadero, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

The monument itself is awesome. The problem is where they put it. It is smack in the middle of the sewage plant area and always smells of raw sewage there. So sad.

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2 Thank Cindy K
Tucson, Arizona
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Two plaques, bilingual, on the twin towers give a brief history lesson, although they leave out the Mexican Government attempt to wipe out the church in Mexico.

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

A perfect way to be greeted to the fair city of La Paz. And a perfect symbol for a peaceful, welcoming place to live. It always gives me a thrill to see it as we drive in on Mexico 1 from San Diego.

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Olympic National Park, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

Beautiful place to stop & walk amoung the native vegatation. Grounds are well kept & clean

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2004

It's been almost three years since I last drove away from La Paz, passing the Dove of Peace along the way. This monument was designed by a local artist (whose name now escapes me), who was employed as a graphic designer for the Department of Public Health. It is known locally as "La Cola de la Ballena," because, although it... More 

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