Cueva del Milodon, Puerto Natales

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Stare into the jagged-toothed mouth of Cueva del Milodon and find out if you have the courage to enter a mysterious cave. A natural monument, the 200 m (656 ft) long cave stands out not so much for its scenic beauty, but for its archeological importance. It was here that the best-preserved remains of the mylodon, a genus of giant sloth that became extinct more than 10,000 years ago, were found. Weighing in at over 2,500 kg (5,511 lb), the beast would have made for an intimidating foe. Look out for the life-size statue of the enormous ground sloth, built in memory of the discovery. Make Cueva del Milodon a part of your Puerto Natales vacation plans using our Puerto Natales holiday planner.
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  • This giant cave is amazing. You can learn a lot from the informational signs. It's cool to see and think about the past.  more »
  • We stopped here to stretch our legs & Have a look around on the drive back from Torres Del Paine to Puerto Natales. Interesting how they found the Milodon remains in this large cave and fascinating if...  more »
  • We had some free time, decide to go visit, interesting, more didactic and good for the kids, but worth going if you around and have the free time.  more »