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“It's not a smithsonian, but it is still worth a $1.50!”
Review of Bonaire Museum

Bonaire Museum
Ranked #37 of 59 things to do in Kralendijk
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Owner description: Houses exhibits on the Caiquetio Indians as well as more recent art, artifacts and household items.
Richmond, Kentucky, United States
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“It's not a smithsonian, but it is still worth a $1.50!”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

Don't go expecting something grand, you have to remember that the island isn't industrialized like the states or Europe. It took us about 30 minutes to go through. It was very interesting and the people were vey nice. There was a school doing a sort of field trip so it was a little crowded. The first room has several pictures of the past of people and locations around the island. The second room has different sea life fossils and skeletons, there is a case in this room that has artifacts from a sunken ship, there is a small room off of the second with different portraits of different leaders, there is a 3rd room that has old sewing machines, old tools, and a HUMAN SKELETON from a pre-columbian tribe! There is another room off of the 3rd room that has more farm tools and more animal skeletons (I know one was a goat skull and a donkey skull). The only thing I wasn't a fan of - no explanations were in English. I speak a little spanish so I could understand a few words and almost unnderstand certain articles they had. I think the other language they had posted was dutch.

If you'e down here diving like we were, this is a perfect place to vist between dives. Its right outside of downtown, we drove from divi but you could easily walk.

Visited March 2012
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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Okay - but not as impressive as I was hoping”
Reviewed June 28, 2011

The museum is near the town church. Only about 2 blocks away. Admission is $1.50 per person. The museum is quite small and took me about 30 minutes to go through the 3 rooms.

At the front lobby is some old time historical pictures that were very interesting to look at.

Also there is a shell collection in the museum.

Visited June 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice, informative visit”
Reviewed November 22, 2009

We visited the museum November 20, 2009. The people were very nice and the guide led us to the restored King's storehouse which is several hundred years old. There are exhibits, but the guide was very informative about the natural and political history of Bonaire and the culture of the indians, the slaves, the Spanish and the Dutch. They give you samples of lime and tamarin drinks, show how musical instruments and tools were made and we made some music.

You need about two hours, but it gives your whole visit to Bonaire perspective.

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