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Fundacao Museu do Homem Americano

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Address: Bairro Campestre | Centro Cultural Sergio Motta, Sao Raimundo Nonato, State of Piaui 64770-000, Brazil
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The history of the park

Good museum with explanations in Portuguese and in English. It is a good idea to go before you visit the park, so you can learn something about its creation and the stuff found... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2016
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews
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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Good museum with explanations in Portuguese and in English. It is a good idea to go before you visit the park, so you can learn something about its creation and the stuff found there.

Thank denisegal
Sao Paulo, SP
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393 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The museum is modern, pleasant and makes us understand a bit more about the region, but its collection is small - mainly when it comes to prehistorical findings. As for the store, it was CLOSED when we visited it and we got really angry about it. It can't be that difficult to leave the key with one of the three... More 

Thank Beatriz O
São Paulo/Brazil
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161 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2015

It complements the visits, the views in the National Park. If you don´t have the time or patience to the long distances (by car) that the Park requires, this place is a must see and you give you an idea of what you missed. The museum is very well conceived and designed

Thank tzanoni
Rio de Janeiro
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2015

The Serra da Capivara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the archaeological gems of the world. This museum helps you to understand the site, which has been explored since the 70s. Initially the findings, which indicate that South America was populated earlier than conventional theory allowed, caused controversy. But science has backed up the change in paradigma.... More 

Thank Vanezza
Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Museum is very well-kept and interesting, but I think there could be more pieces on display. The best part for me was the film of the Parque Nacional Serra da Capivara shown on that huge screen. Beautiful film and definitely a good pit stop.

Thank JOHN-SP09
Campinas, SP
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80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2015

if you are visiting Serra da Capivara you can not skip this visit to the museum. It is just unbelievable what you see when you get inside. Firstly, by the time we visit the rough road to reach the museum was totally destroyed. One would think it going to the wrong direction. When you park the car and look the... More 

Thank pregl M
Dongguan, China
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662 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2015

Good part of human per-civilisation history of south america can be seen here. Lots of documents, pictures, fossils and all kind of evidences and research are presented here.

Thank Ivan S
Brasilia, DF
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed October 29, 2014

The foundation takes care of the Serra da Capivara National Park and manages the museum of the american men, which is a must visit in São Raimundo Nonato.

Thank CrisDiasBsB
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2014

A stop at the Museum is totally worth it to complement everything you'll see and hear inside the National Park and about Niede Guidon!

Thank Nhatinha
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unfortunately Brazil does not support properly cultural institutions, so finding the place was difficult, even though it is one of the city's main attractions. The museum is a gem, beautiful displays and complete explanations for the items being displayed.

Thank BostonWordly

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