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Park of the Strait of Magellan

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Address: Km. 52 Sur, Punta Arenas 6200000, Chile
Phone Number: +56 61 272 3195
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9:35 am - 5:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:35 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Revisit the history lesson

The park itself is really nice and make sure you walk around the coastal path. The landscape is just amazing. The fort Bulnes has great historical significance and the guided tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2016
Limbothelimo
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Cologne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The reconstruction takes you back 150 years to allow your imagination to run and grasp what life must have been at the fort. The walking tours are offered in Spanish several times per day and in English from time to time. Fear not English only speakers, the exhibits inside the buildings are in both languages. After the Fort, stop at... More 

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Cologne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

The park itself is really nice and make sure you walk around the coastal path. The landscape is just amazing. The fort Bulnes has great historical significance and the guided tour should not be missed.

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Thank Limbothelimo
Fritz Creek, Alaska
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279 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I'm rating this Excellent even though as noted in other reviews the new museum and gift shop are not totally open. The park and fort are both worth the short drive out of Punta Arenas. If you want to get out of the city for one day this is a great choice.

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

A little expensive by local standards, nice facilities, small museum. Tons of helpful staff, too many..

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a walk through the fort and around the point. Even saw a Chilean dolphin. The museum is new and very nice. Some of the exhibits had yet to be installed. They are I'm the process of building kiosks, etc, so getting in is a bit cumbersome.

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Thank freedml
Brisbane, Australia
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112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The park has reconstructions of a wooden fort built originally in about 1842 which are well done. There is a nice walk around the peninsula with views over the strait. The interperative centre is ultra modern, but the lighting is so moody that many information plaques are unreadable, and some displays are at a height that makes it nexessary for... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This historic park is a a nice 45 minute drive from Punta Arenas and makes for a great day trip. The settler buildings are well maintained and there is a good gift shop and cafe. There are great views of the Straits of Magellan and you can walk down and explore the tide-pools along the rocky shore. Well worth the... More 

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Thank Michael H
san francisco
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Fort Bulnes is a historic fort built on a point that juts out into the Straits of Magellan. Dating back to the 1800s, it's been restored a number of times, but is now part of a newly opened state park. The visitors' center houses exhibits on the area, and had just opened a few weeks prior to my visit. While... More 

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

There is not a lot to do in Punta Arenas. This half-day trip is really for folks who have too much time in town. The museum is unfinished, half of the rooms are empty, and the rest is childish. You will learn more in Wikipedia. The Fort reconstruction is at a better level, but in the end, it is not... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This two sites are the first outposts of Chilean colonization of the Strait of Magellan. Port Famine was the very first, where a group of settlers tried to establish a foothold in these barren lands. They were not successful and after several months all ended dying of hunger. There is very little to see, just an área where historians say... More 

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