Parque Museo La Venta, Villahermosa

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Appreciate the creations of Mexico's first civilization at Parque Museo La Venta, an outdoor museum displaying Olmec artifacts. When digging for oil threatened the important ancient Olmec archaeological site in western Tabasco, the site's most valuable and interesting finds were brought here. Showcasing three colossal carved heads, 33 monoliths, altars, and statues dating between 1300-200 BC, the museum's extensive collection has been artfully placed around the open-air site, with native plant life surrounding the evocative carved pieces. The park also contains a zoo which conserves native wildlife, such as ocelots, jaguars, spider monkeys, and boa constrictors. Put Parque Museo La Venta into our Villahermosa trip itinerary builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Learn about the history and culture of a country is always important, even more if it's the culture that flourished centuries ago and gives origin to the people, knowledge, and culture that gives identity to the nation. Park La Venta Museum rescued dozens of pre-Hispanic works located in the settlement of "Sale", to the city of Villahermosa which is resguardad within the various cultural institutions. The Park also counts with a natural area which is a green lung within the city, hosting as a Zoo animal species.
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  • To have a good time with your family, animals, culture, archeological objects, ecological park good food, without doubt one of the best place of tabasco
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  • Good place for a walk is very similar to the Chapultepec Zoo I recommend it for distraction a weekend in Villahermosa
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  • Great museum of the archeaological items moved in from the ancient Olmec city La Venta (the collosal heads are really impressive). The museum is set into a jungle-park and counts with a small zoo. Beware, there may be many many mosquitos.
  • Great Olmec archeological-zoo garden Set in urban Villahermosa next to the beautiful Laguna de los illusiones,the indigenous animals like the Coati-Mundi roams free.The jungle setting is a perfect for the display of majestic Olmec sculptures from La Venta archeological site in Tobasco.Although it is a zoo also and features big cats like the black and yellow jaguars and a myriad of local birds,snakes,peccaries,etc,for me the Olmec culture is first and foremost.The zoo aspect propably will delight kids and make the experience fantastic for families.
  • It's a great open air museum and zoo also, where you can smell the history and watch the wild life around.
  • Very good places to learn about the culture. And amazing statues !
  • It's simple: I love it.

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