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Colchagua Museum, Santa Cruz

(4.8/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Colchagua Museum boasts exhibits for every age and taste, from cowboy gear and weapons, to religious artifacts and pre-Columbian pottery. Founded by controversial tycoon Carlos Cardoen, Chile's largest private museum also contains the capsule used to rescue 33 trapped miners in 2010. Other highlights include a collection of utensils and machines used in farming and the production of wine, and a room dedicated to Charles Darwin's Chilean period, hugely influential on his later thinking. Plan your Colchagua Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santa Cruz using our Santa Cruz travel itinerary maker.
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  • We went to the museum not expecting too much and were blown away by not only the amount of relics and information it had, but also by the wonderful way everything was organized and presented. The audi...  more »
  • I had to smile at the review before mine. I'd say it was best to visit before the winery! Anyway, you could while away a whole morning here. There is something for everybody. If you are staying at Hot...  more »
  • This is one of the best small museum collections that I have ever visited, explaining the history of Chile from pre-historic times, with excellent repoductions of early historic animals, and real arte...  more »
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  • Amplia colección.
  • very well set up museum with a lot of interesting exhibits. well worth a visit. only downside is that only a small part is available in English, so be prepared accordingly.
  • Amazing collection
  • A surprisingly good and diverse museum! Lots of natural history and cultural history. Photography of the exhibits is not permitted.
  • A truly unforgettable place
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