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Address: Ruta 1 Km. 167 | Riachuelo Departamento de Colonia CP, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Phone Number: 598 (0) 520 20 25
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Eduardo Arenas has been collecting key chains, beverage cans, ashtrays,...

Eduardo Arenas has been collecting key chains, beverage cans, ashtrays, perfume bottles and pencils for nearly fifty years. This odd museum contains many thousands of these and other trinkets and gifts collected by Arenas and his family. Some farm animals roam out back.

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Interesting collections! Food local dishes and tasty!

We went on a day trip from Buenos Aires, by a tour operator. Not necessary to do this! Just go to the Port in BA and get the fast catamaran over to Uruguay. From there get a bus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2013
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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I wanted to like this museum more, and it was fascinating for about 15 minutes. After seeing some odd collections of pencils, ashtrays, key rings, etc, you spill into a store that sells jams and a small restaurant. Just a quick stop for us. Perhaps a longer visit if you enjoy collecting lots and lots of pencils.

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I don't want to call it a collection of junk, because it's beautiful collections of things to form art, if you will. They've collected so much 'stuff' of so much variety, it's almost comical. I can appreciate the dedication to make this place, very entertaining to check the details on everything. I saw garbage bins, to irons to keychains, and... More 

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Villa Ballester, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We have been to this farm twice and I enjoyed it both times. There are many things to see in the museum and outside there are many old automobiles and trucks. Truely a place you need to visit while in Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay.

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

un ejemplo de tesòn. charming pleace..and the food is delicius. marmalades and cheese--we felt at easy..and prices very good

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I don't think I would make this a destination in itself, but as the bus stopped here from Colonia del Sacramento, I looked around. In back, they have a lot of nice Rovers and high end campers in the expedition/adventure category. Inside, a collection of pencils and things and Guiness World Records for the collection. They did have food available... More 

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Santos - Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Almost all tours stop at Granja Colonia on the way to Colonia de Sacramento.There you will see collections of pencils and keychains recognized by the Guinness Book. It is interesting, however the biggest attraction of the place are the jellies: there are the traditional like banana or apple jelly, but there are some with unusual flavors like onion or pepper... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We went on a day trip from Buenos Aires, by a tour operator. Not necessary to do this! Just go to the Port in BA and get the fast catamaran over to Uruguay. From there get a bus or organised coach out to this spot. Worth going to visit. The owner has the Guiness book of records for the most... More 

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Jhb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We took the rapido ferry from buequabus buenos aires to colonia. The ticketing lady told us it was a 1 hr ferry trip giving us 3hrs and then the return trip. Taking delays into account and you need to check in for return trip at least 30min early this doesn't give you enough time ( although all day might be... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The owner of this place has a Guinnes world record for his pencil collection. You can visit it, free of charge, there is also an impressive collection of key rings, and beverage cans. Besides this they produce good jam's. You can taste and by them there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We took a fast(er) ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia and return, staying one night in Colonia at the Don Antonio Posada. The ferry trip went smoothly and the ferry was comfortable and clean. Colonia was well worth the visit: quaint and quirky old town with many good cafes and restaurants. We had a good lunch at a corner cafe... More 

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