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Archaeological Museum, La Serena

(2.8/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
While modest in size, Archaeological Museum boasts an extensive and varied collection. Familiarize yourself with local history or travel farther back in time to the museum’s pre-Columbian archives. At 2.94 m (9.65 ft) high sits one of the museum’s most popular artifacts: a genuine Easter Island moai, located in the Polynesia gallery. Note that displays are in Spanish only and audio guides are unavailable. Arrange your visit to Archaeological Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Serena using our La Serena vacation trip planner.
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  • We went here after looking it op on their website. All good soo far. When we showed up at the place it turned out that it was closed. We found an administrative building and one of the employees expla...  more »
  • It helps to get an idea of the archaeological history of this area where the diaguita had presences. It is not a museum with outstanding pieces, but I recommend it, especially with students in schools that is good to learn the history of their region.
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  • Bring me an unpleasant surprise, since at the time of planning the trip visit a local Museum is always great. It turns out that they were in remodeling, having a couple of display cases in a small apartment. Fome...
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