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Ecomuseu de Itaipu

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Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves 6001 | Itaipú, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85867-000, Brazil
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+55 45 3529-2892

A large historical record of the region, its people and the construction of...

A large historical record of the region, its people and the construction of the Dam.

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Small but interesting place to visit!

The museum is not big, but if you like to read everything and take time to see things I think you may reserve one to two hours to visit it. On the museum you'll find things about... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2014
Gustavo P
São Miguel do Oeste
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

We went to the Ecomuseum because we were interested in the ecological impact of the Itaipú Dam. We expected to find answers to our questions because of the name "Ecomuseum" and because it was recommended to go there if you're wondering about the controversial impact of the dam by Lonely Planet. Instead we have found a nice little cultural museum... More 

Thank lenisandu
Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We had no time to go to bird park,but instead of that we went for visiting the museum.it was not bad to spend the time there

Thank mehdirani
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2015

We visited after touring Itaipu dam and the bio refuge. This didn't really add anything to our visit to the dam complex and could have given it a miss. It isn't a bad place so by all means don't avoid the place if you have an hour to kill while in the dam area.

Thank johnstoj
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2015

It has a little bit of the history about the city and its beginning, you can also appreciate some local art and take some nice pics simulating you are inside the hydroelectric dam. Worth the visit!

Thank Carlos M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2014

Its only after visiting this museum that we understood how the Itaipu dam worked, and how it affected the surrounding country. We had a really great guide, Renato Furtak.

Thank Jacob K
Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had explanation and exhibit of some old machines used. It was interesting for us while we waited for our Special tour to start. It was very empty, we got to chat with people working there. Its a small museum, you'd go if you have time on your side not if you're rushing to see the falls.

Thank cutebabymary
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Know that Lake buried one of the wonders of the world? The "7 Quedas" lie beneath the waters. Waters that drowned thousands of monkeys, jaguars, trees ... The environmental damage it may be necessary for industrial development but it is a real shame.

Thank daniel h
footscray west
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a small museum. It shows mainly in pictures (does have english text) the history of the area - with particular reference to the construction of the Itaipu Dam and the people of the area (there are some (stuffed) animals near the exit. It takes 20-30 min to walk thru and is reasonably interesting. There is a small zoo... More 

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São Miguel do Oeste
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum is not big, but if you like to read everything and take time to see things I think you may reserve one to two hours to visit it. On the museum you'll find things about the original natives, the beginning on the city, and a lot of the construction of the Itaipu plant. There's also a area with... More 

Thank Gustavo P
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Due to Brazil playing the dam closed early and the only place open was the Ecomuseu so we purchased tickets a walked down the highway about 10 minutes. We were pleasantly surprised...there was a lot to see and a few hands on things. They made learning fun!

Thank Sonia E

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