Parque Museo La Venta, Villahermosa

(4.1/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This sprawling outdoor museum is a wonderful place to pass a couple of hours if you happen to be in Villahermosa, although I wouldn't consider it a destination worthy of a special trip to an uninteres...  more »
  • It is quite nice, though small, recommended for all ages a place where you can enjoy nature
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  • Villahermoza is no fun city, this park in it against is fun. Zoo combined with sculpture garden. Very beautiful images and there are funny animals los
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amazing place to learn about Olmeca's Culture, walk and enjoy the naturally
  • Very nice Park, excellent for walking, has a dancing fountains and lush vegetation, a Zoo and the Olmec head very nice place
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  • Missing cleaning and care of the animals... Some cages are abandoned and missing birds... Please more interest in the area of tourism...
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