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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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  • The collection, the historical relevance and the Colchagua Museum impressive, don't let go of him!
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  • I have visited 6 times this Museum and I find note Max. You have up to a Mastodon tusk. In my 2 last visits, the air conditioning was not working and that transforms the visit, in tedious muyyy heat... a shame.
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  • We took 2 days to go through this extensive collections of arts and history exhibition. The museum is set in a beautiful courtyard housing compound. It is really worth the visit! 
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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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