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Dzibilchaltun Museum

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Address: At Entrance to Dzibilchaltun Ruins, Merida, Mexico
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The museum sits at the entrance to the site and provides a good overview of Mayan culture and geography. Utilizes artifacts from a variety of sites in the region. Well worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Milford, Nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum sits at the entrance to the site and provides a good overview of Mayan culture and geography. Utilizes artifacts from a variety of sites in the region. Well worth the visit before going into the site

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I wasn't expecting too much from this museum. The site of Dzibilchaltun is on the smaller side for ruins. So I was expecting a rather small and basic museum. I found it very well done, very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had to pay two entance fees.... one for INAH and one for the state.... we walked a lot around the ruins... quite a few are not dug out and restored yet.... the temple had a cord around it so that we could not climb up the stairs and get a sense of how it must have been way back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The museum is inside the complex. The tax is included in the entrance fee, 10 usd per person. It has two rooms, not so bigs , but enough to give some ideea about that period

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This museum was an unexpected bonus when we visited the Dzbilchaltun ruins. It is a small museum with elegant, informative displays. We especially like the rope making exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We took the time to visit this 4 part museum after visiting the site and swimming in the cenote. Easier to figure out all exhibits after the guided visit. Some of the steles were very well preserved. And the story of the life in the village was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

A really fine small museum, included in the price of admission to the ruins. It covers from the early days of the Maya up through the Conquest and the Caste Wars. A good selection of artifacts and exhibits, in Spanish, Maya, and English. Well worth 30 minutes to an hour on your way in.

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Charlotte, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This museum is relatively small but excellent. Works are beautifully presented both inside and outside of the building and are accompanied by very useful explanations. The timeline of the work is helpful. Visiting after our tour of the ruins was quite illuminating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

The museum has some very interesting artifacts and it's small enough to go through and enjoy thoroughly in 30 minutes to an hour. Anyone interested in Mayan history would enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

The ruins at this site aren't terribly impressive but the museum more than makes up for that. The collection is small but very well presented and doesn't make some of the curatorial mistakes that other museums make (e.g., by ending with the arrival of the Spanish).

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