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“Just a good try”

Museo Maya de Cancun
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$93.50*
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Cancun Day Trip: Museo Maya and El Rey Ruins Tour
Ranked #13 of 142 things to do in Cancun
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Just a good try”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

The surroundings were amazing and the building is quite nice actually. They do not take credit cards, which is a really odd. The gift shop provides very strange items. They do not have item signage in English. Only few large wall installations were translated into English. The item set up in the museum looks messy. They should take a trip to Getty museums in Los Angeles, which have done exceptional work in displaying and explaining their artifacts. Good news is that the museum is cheap, so for the money it might be worth it after all.

Visited July 2013
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Springfield, Illinois
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“Great thing to do while in Cancun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Beautiful Museum of Mayan culture. Great exhibits (although some are reproductions - the originals are at the actual sites). Well worth a visit. Bring peso's for the entrance fee.

Visited June 2013
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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“New Museum in Cancun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Close to the Royal Sands and the admission price is very reasonable (about $5 a person). We loved seeing the Mayan artifacts; however, most of the descriptions were in Spanish. Nice walk through the archeological site to see some ruins up close.

Visited July 2013
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cute museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was a nice visit for a few hours. The displays are well laid out, but be aware not much signage in English. (Not complaining, just an FYI). The ruins on the grounds are pretty amazing, considering all the modern buildings around it. Also, they only accept Pesos, so be prepared.

Visited April 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Interesting museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Well arranged, excellent displays. Walk through the jungle was interesting. It is hard to believe that so many ruins were right there by our resort.

Visited June 2013
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