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Intinan Museum

Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
(593) 239-5122
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Mitad del Mundo Half Day Tour
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Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features interactive exhibits on how the Incas determined the middle of the earth, plus interesting science experiments such as balancing an egg on a nail and the affects of the Coriolis force on earth.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“equator line” (128 reviews)
“shrunken heads” (72 reviews)
“real equator” (101 reviews)
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Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
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"equator line"
in 128 reviews
"shrunken heads"
in 72 reviews
"real equator"
in 101 reviews
"mitad del mundo"
in 122 reviews
"straight line"
in 35 reviews
"coriolis effect"
in 35 reviews
"actual equator"
in 52 reviews
"water drain"
in 13 reviews
"fun experiments"
in 19 reviews
"raw egg"
in 14 reviews
"indigenous tribes"
in 12 reviews
"fun place to visit"
in 21 reviews
"guided tour"
in 60 reviews
"southern hemisphere"
in 31 reviews
"counter clockwise"
in 23 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 13 reviews
"inti nan"
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed this site as had a great tour guide, it made me think of being on the Jungle boat ride at disney cause they have some pretty cheesy lines but they also provide very interesting facts and the my 15 year old was entertained and...More

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Museum has great guides who speak your native language and interesting and fun activities that prove you are really at the equator. Much better than the big "theme park" Mitad del Mundo" next door!

Thank kinderjude
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is supposed to be the 'real' Mitad del Mundo line as opposed to the official government sponsored one about 400m away. It probably isn't and exact location either; it is tacky, but fun. And the native exhibits are very interesting. Make sure you have...More

Thank CoolBrewster
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of people who go to Ecuador want to go to the middle of the world. I was one of them. Little did I know there were 2, a real one and fake one. This one in the Intinan Museum is considered the real...More

Thank Ronald Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many experiments you can be part of during your visit that you just don't want to finish you visit. At the end you can also get a certificate of accomplishment, if you get to balance the egg on the head of the...More

Thank galapaguito5
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is worth a visit because it is so unique. Our museum guide did a great job of explaining all the exhibits -- some which center around tribes of Ecuador. The egg balancing on a nail and other experiments were fun to try (and...More

Thank Kathryn S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was fun and enthusiastic. I have no doubt that the "experiments" are not real, but the information was interesting, it was cheap enough ($4 for the English tour) and it was a fun way to spend an hour. And our picture standing on...More

Thank PointsWellTaken
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is $4 per person to enter for a guided tour. We decided to all go and hear about the clockwise verse counter clockwise water flow. We did find the tour a little on the long side but it did have a lot of information...More

Thank IAHMom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum claims to be right on the equator, as does the one next door. According to Lonely Planet while close, neither one is actually on the equator. That being said this was very interesting. They have a guided tour, at least in English and...More

Thank Lee L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place to stop in the equatorial region near Quito. The museum has a touristy feel to it and the forced tour is full of questionable scientific claims. That being said you can learn more about the native Ecuadorians as well as...More

Thank Mark S
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prettyvacant27
September 20, 2017|
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Response from cbun08 | Reviewed this property |
We had a guide when we went, I set that all up through my agency, so the entrance fee was already paid for, but I'm sure it's not much. You can typically find something on Expedia that will include transportation and the... More
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Walkincircles
November 4, 2015|
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Response from Erin P | Reviewed this property |
Hiring a guide is a great idea if you have only one day in Quito. Our guide took us to the Centro Historico to see the beautiful churches and colonial architecture, as well as the Intinan Museum. The museum will take 1-2... More
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Karen2921952
October 14, 2015|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Can't really add anything new to what's already been written. We took a taxi and it was a great, fun experience.
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