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“a Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colchagua Museum

Colchagua Museum
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$292.00*
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Colchagua Valley Winery Day Trip from Santiago
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Santa Cruz
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“a Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

I was extremely surprised to find such a well kept and interesting museum. The variety of history available and pure size of the place was amazing. It is definitely worth a trip between vineyards.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“We spent the entire day here, amazing place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

For some reason a number of museums in Santiago were closed or unavailable when we were there, this one made up for it. There is an amazing collection of Pre Colombian pottery, Jewelry, an exhibit on the 33 miners, the colonial period, cow boys of chile, Nazi memorabilia! Almost anything you could think of. Trains, farm equipment, the cars have moved to another museum.. The entry fee is good for 24 hours so either go one afternoon and return to finish the next morning, or go in the morning and take a break for lunch and return. I have never seen anything like this in a private collection.

Visited March 2013
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent museum and great for families”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We went to the museum on the recommendation of friends and from review from Tripvisor. We had a great time and they had great exhibits. We are visiting family on spring break but it was good to take kids for educational purposes.
My only negative is the section with Jewelry from the Andes needed more background description and historic info. I did research years ago on the sympolism of the Mapuche jewelry so was disappointed with such a large collection that there wasn't a lot of info.

Visited March 2013
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San Jose, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great museum, highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

This museum is a jewel that should be enjoyed by anyone visiting the Colchagua wine region. It guides the visitor from the entrance through the basic tectonic history of our planet, through paleontological displays of fossils, pre-Columbian cultures, with extremely well conserved artifacts and jewelry, on to Chilean history such as the 1879 war with Perú and Bolivia, typical Chilean huaso (cowboy) parafernalia, old horse drawn coaches, historic locomotives and other steam-operated agricultural equipment, and finishes with a well done reproduction of the mine and rescue equipment of the 33 miners trapped underground for many weeks a couple of years ago in norhern Chile.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Large, epic.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

I did not know it was so large, but they have this 24 Hour ticket so we come back. Is very fancy and complete.
If you like museums and history come here you'll love it!

A good attraction in the little Santa Cruz.

Visited February 2013
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