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“Family fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Puke Ariki

Puke Ariki
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Family fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great family outing, interesting and informative, in centre of the city, nice dining and other attractions nearby.

Visited January 2014
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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great starting point for New Plymouth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

My doubtful 12 year old enjoyed this museum/i-centre/gift shop/restaurant. The temporary exhibit on surf culture totally broke down his resistance to the "museum" section (especially liked the short films), and the historical areas provided a short but good intro for this area. i-Centre staff were very helpful too.

Visited March 2014
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calgary
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139 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great Museum and Cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We enjoyed the spaciousness of this museum and more than anything it had a very nice café attached that had good food and was reasonable. Great place to end of visit of New Plymouth.

Visited March 2014
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New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Always worth a visit...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We always check out the Puke Ariki when we're in town. Interesting displays and friendly staff. A great cafe here too. A history of Taranaki Surfing is exhibiting at the moment & it was really neat. Most enjoyable.

Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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169 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“myths as valid alternatives to science?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Overall this is a very good museum. One thing that seemed odd is that the Maori creation myth was presented as a "differing viewpoint (as to how New Zealand was formed) that should be respected."

Visited March 2014
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