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Colchagua Museum, Santa Cruz
(4.8/5 based on 900 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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  • Very great and interesting. There are many things about America, especially Chile. From ancient times to the present. Worth the visit. At least 4 hours to explore all the rooms.
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  • Excellent Museum! A wonderful Museum! A pride in our country! Very complete and high-quality samples! It is advisable to attend the video at the beginning of the visit, to have a general idea and identify the most interesting samples that may be seen during the tour. He has audio guide and with the option of visiting the Museum in 2 days with the same input, it is not a bad idea considering that traverse it entirely requires enough tiempo(varias horas). Highlight the area dedicated to the rescue of the miners! A representation extremely realistic, very well accomplished and with details that get excited!
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  • Is the most famous place to visit in Santa Cruz, is a Museum, to enter you need to pay a sum, but well into account. Tells the whole story of the region, very interesting.
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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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