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“Very Worthwhile museum, packs a punch”

Regional Museum of Ica
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$118.75*
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Private Tour to Huacachina from Paracas
Ranked #5 of 33 things to do in Ica
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Owner description: One of Peru’s finest small museums houses mummies, deformed skulls, fossils, ceramics, textiles and artifacts from the Inca and other significant civilizations.
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very Worthwhile museum, packs a punch”
Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Excellent exhibits, despite the dim lighting and no photo policy. Packs a punch for a relatively small museum, but has lots of interesting pieces covering a wide variety of subjects. The elongated skulls are worth the trip alone, also the trophy skulls are disturbingly well preserved.

Visited June 2013
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Simpsonville, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

This museum was very well worth my time. I wanted to gain an understanding of the Ica, Paracas, Nazca and Inca cultures and how they fit a timeline. This was well presented here.

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Good Introduction”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

The museum gives a good overview of the area with everything from textiles to a mummy but it also helped that we had a private tour guide.

Visited March 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
“A great museum”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you want to learn about the New World civilizations that rivaled those of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, you need to visit the sites, Pachchamac, Caral, Chan Chan and the Temples of the Sun and Moon, as well as the museums that display burials and artifacts that rivaled those of Tut, the Lord of Sipan in Chiclayo, the Ica museum, the one at Pachacamac, and those in Lima including the one in the bank, the Lorca and the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology. Limiting your visit to Peru to Cusco and Machu Picchu is like reading the period at the end of the sentence and ignoring the sentence!

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Small museum, deformed skulls are interesting”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

the museum is really small, it wont take you long to see it all. Best part was the (intentionally) deformed skulls from pre-inca people

Visited November 2012
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