El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, El Calafate

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#2 of 7 in Museums in Province of Santa Cruz
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Visit El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center for a chance to travel through Argentina's rich history, from the age of dinosaurs to the days of European colonization. Designed to preserve, display, and interpret the last 100 million years of Patagonia's history, the center uses multimedia exhibits to teach visitors about ecological processes that shaped this part of the world and the impact European settlers had on the indigenous societies. Don't miss the giant skeletons of dinosaurs and megafauna, especially appealing to budding natural history lovers. Grab a souvenir at the gift shop and drop by the snack bar for a cup of refreshing yerba mate, a traditional Argentinian drink. Work out when and for how long to visit El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and other El Calafate attractions using our handy El Calafate trip generator.
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  • There are few places that leave you thinking and interpretation Center is one of them, going with doubts resolved, but the best going full of new questions. excellent location and nice
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  • He has in the self-guided form as it was changing the population of the place from the large dinosaurs until the actul. Super interesting. leaving you offered, by way of warning, the Guan, and mate. It is also possible to consume, with additional cost, other infusions. Super recommended the you of calafate
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  • Very expensive entrance for the content of the Museum. Very good... The fossils are all replicas. The best explanatory video. The rest only photographs. Not consistent with the input. If you do not have nothing to do go... If not you lose nothing... Paul
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  • Interesting content. Small and humble. If you really like museums you will like it.
  • I love! Soon we arrived was excellent. We did the journey taking about Matt rich. The historical value of the Museum is incalculable. We ended up watching a few videos on the glaciers. And you feel part of history because you're argentina.
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  • I loved the place, the staff was very good, and the information is clear. I recommend it for lovers of history, evolution and biology. Detail... Adult admission is $170. To me, I loved it, but I understand that someone who is not loving for, the cost you would cancel the visit.
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  • Very good attention. Very friendly. The tour is interesting for children. Ideal for them.
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  • Worth the visit for more information about the formation of Patagonia Argentina. Not to be missed is the video displays ruptures of the glaciers.
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El Calafate offers abundant lodgings, from budget-friendly guesthouses to four-star hotels. Top beds sell out well before the peak season (October to April, and especially December to February), so it's a good idea to reserve in advance if you plan to visit during that time. Spontaneous travelers without prior arrangements can look for youth hostels, many of which are located just outside of town. To stay in comfort without burning a hole in your wallet, consider vacationing here during the low season, when most hotels offer deep discounts.
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