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“Cool but pretty simple”
Review of Cueva del Milodon

Cueva del Milodon
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Full-Day Tour of Torres del Paine National Park from Puerto Natales
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$219.00*
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Private Tour: Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave with Lunch
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Cool but pretty simple”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

The area is beautiful, with spectacular views all around. There are informational boards to read while walking the paths and a short introductory clip available to watch at the welcome center. We received a good lesson on glaciation and erosion. The cave itself is enormous with a trail walking through it. They have a cast metal replica of the mylodon and a few artifacts, mostly replicas, that were found at the site. When we went we were the only ones there. We did the trail over to the middle cave, and while a beautiful walk past many wildflowers, if you are pressed for time, this can be skipped, but it was enjoyable.

Visited December 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Waste of time...”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Almost every tour from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine park stops at this cave. Nothing interesting, is just a stopping point to get some money from tourists...

Visited September 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Great place to visit”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

The caves are a great place to visit if you have a spare morning/afternoon. You can get a taxi to the caves (about 30KM) for about 15.000CLP with "Taxi Milodon". The driver will wait for an hour for you and take you home from there. Fantastic value for money!

Entry to the caves is very cheap also, it's very interesting to find out more about the history of the caves and the surrounding area. They have English signs too which could be useful for those who don't speak Spanish.

Visited December 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Interesting but . . . . .”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Visiting this cave was part of our tour so of course you do it. It was interesting to a degree but . . . . At least we had a photograph taken with a life size model of the giant sloth whose remains were apparently found there. It is a huge cave and the view outwards through the saucer shaped mouth is quite impressive. Rather underwhelming, though undoubtedly a significant site in the grand scheme of things.

Visited November 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Huge cave, short hike.”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Included in our all-day tour of Torres del Paine national park was a stop at Cueva del Milodon. This is a large cave that was formed by the glaciers. A milodon (prehistoric creature) hide was also discovered here so there is a statue of what they used to look like. Only a short hike to the cave from the parking lot. There is an entrance fee.

Visited November 2013
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