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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Parque Museo La Venta by using our Villahermosa trip builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I was expecting a museum of Olmec culture but the site includes a horrible zoo where animals are kept in appalling conditions. Hope the zoo gets closed!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We went to the Museum and we learned that they have guys from high school that make you travel and you have about the Olmec culture and that seemed incredible that involve them in these activities, you answered super well the guy who we played if you forgive him, we had a very hot day but still within the park there is a cafe to buy something to refresh , you must bring insect repellent because if there are mosquitoes
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  • August 11, 2017
    I recommend going there right after 8:00 to avoid crowds. The had students/volounteer everywhere ready to explain to you the history - all of them were super nice and helpful. U definitely need a repe...  more »
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  • March 18, 2017
    Here you can see the famous "Cabeza Olmeca" which is cool. But please take in consideration spraying yourself with mosquito repelent!!!
  • May 1, 2017
    Zoo is in very bad condition, but the trees are happy, amazing tropical vegetation
  • August 9, 2016
    Wonderful outside park with original monuments, statues and heads from the Olmec site of La Venta. Entrance closes at 4pm but if you are inside you can remain until 5pm. This is a must do museum. Look at all sides of the sculptures as some figures carving appears on the sides and back. It also houses a small zoo which to me is sad, but I think wild animals should remain in the wild. That said this is a wonderful artistically done space well worth an hour or two.
  • May 30, 2017
    Great!! It's a good place to visit.
  • August 18, 2016
    It's a great place to know about olmeca culture and very green and it's in the center of the city. It's like a small central park jiji. I recommend you.

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