Amber Museum, Puerto Plata

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Admire an array of fossils at Amber Museum. Opened in 1982, the museum was established by the Costa family and American paleontologist Brandt Ghepart. Situated in a Victorian style colonial era mansion, it houses more than a thousand pieces of Dominican amber. Take a tour of the interior to see the extensive collection of the semi-precious material, some containing insect, plant, or lizard fossils. After the tour, you can pay a visit to the gift shop, where you can purchase souvenirs and pieces of amber. Use our Puerto Plata tour site to arrange your visit to Amber Museum and other attractions in Puerto Plata.
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  • The owner of the shop is very nice and very knowledgeable. The store boasts a good selection of jewelry which you can buy. You can feel a bit pressured to purchase something as there are so many peopl...  more »
  • Chances are, if you rent a bus for the day you will be brought here. You get a tours of some old little displays and then you are taken into an area where you get to roll a cigar...I have no idea why ...  more »
  • History and trivia for film lovers and culture! Super location well located and fairly organized.
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  • Very nice history behind the amber. I think they over exaggerate the ambers.
  • It was a nice, quick stop on the City Tour.
  • Such a cool look into the natural history of this island!
  • Interesting but small. Blue amber is cool tho!
  • Not expansive, Interesting, but not that much to see. They have more for sell, it's just a jewelry shop.

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