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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  • La Venta offered us a good view on the precolumbian area. We had a guide (otherwise you get few information, although there is some in English) and were drawn to quite some details, paid off this way.  more »
  • They have animals in cages very small and bad conditions turtles and crocodiles with dirty standing water, in general bad condition throughout only Badgers are free
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  • The Park is very nice and large. It is very interesting to know more about the history of the Olmecs. Get a good camera
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  • Good place for a stroll, as you can walk in a tropical garden looking at relics. In the park you will encounter little mammals like racoons walking freely. They are lovely to watch. For the same reason food and bags are not allowed inside. There is a small zoo, but in a way the animals look sad as the cages are small.
  • The Olmec carvings are wonderful to see and would get 5 stars from me. They are set down a lovely paved path that winds through a jungle park with nearly tame possums darting to and fro. However, there is also a zoo on site with sad caged jaguars and other animals. I can only hope that it inspires the children that see them today to become better protectors of wildlife tomorrow.
  • An amazing place with awesome things from the Olmec culture. Very adorable.. Less than 2usd per person. It's a Must in Villahermosa Tabasco.
  • 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.
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