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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  • I went as part of a city tour and was pleasantly surprised by the range, amount and beauty of the amber. I was sorry that the tour did not allow for more time.  more »
  • We enjoed the displays and tbe tour guide. Tge staff in tge gift shop were helpful and accomodating we had a great time  more »
  • This was a part of a Tui trip to Puerto Plata. It's just a shop with some amber things on display. They also give you a taste of Mumajuana a local drink. Then try to get you to by it at more than twic...  more »
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  • Best place to see fossilized specimens dating millions of years, priceless.
  • Large collection of amber, many pieces with insect and plant inclusions. Worth stopping at if you are in the area.
  • Interesting to see the Amber, but it's a short visit. Don't buy souvenirs from the shop. They are overpriced.
  • Well worth a visit, very interesting and doesn't take too long. You may need to haggle better than we did, if you want to buy some trinkets.
  • Nice little museum with different ambar exhibits.

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