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“Small, Tidy, Well Kept Museum”
Review of Kars Museum

Kars Museum
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Kars
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Owner description: One of the most important sights in Kars, this museum houses many archaeological finds from the area including wood carvings, coins and local costumes.
Istanbul, Turkey
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“Small, Tidy, Well Kept Museum”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is a very small yet very well kept and relatively rich museum. This museum, where the entrance is free, has two floors: entrance is dedicated to archeology whereas the second to ethnography. A full hour is sufficient to visit all. There is also an area for the children where they can draw pictures and play games. Important sculptures are displayed in the garden and on the back of the Museum, the Russian train which brought gold (as support) to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades during the Independence War is also displayed. Unfortunately there is almost no guidance in the museum in terms of written explanations or audio guides, so it's best to visit it with a local guide. But once you are in Kars, you should not miss this small yet satisfactory museum.

Visited July 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“If you spend a night in Kars”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

You can get to Kars either by driving from the Posof, Georgian border or by flying into Kars airport. Kars is a small, remote city. Most people come here to visit the Ani ruins of ancient Armenian churches, 42 km NE of Kars. You should allow 1.5 hours to walk through the Ani site. It closes at 4:30 PM. If you do not arrive to Kars by 2 PM, you will have to stay overnight in Kars and visit Ani in the morning, before heading south to Dogubayazit and Mount Ararat. So, if you DO spend a day in Kars, visit either the Kars fort on the top of the hill or the Kars Museum when you arrive. We can meet you at the border or pick you up from the airport and plan your whole tour in eastern Turkey. amybeam@yahoo.com www.mountararattrek.com

Visited March 2011
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