Parque Museo La Venta, Villahermosa

Categories: Natural History Museums, Nature & Parks, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 650+ 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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  • Loved this museum because it summarizes a taste of the state with a great storytelling: the history of the olmecas, the fauna, the rainforest representation in the middle if the city. Totally worth th...  read more »
  • It's nice but there are more animals. and more green areas. And a little more ads hacerca of the animals.
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  • The Park in him even is very badly organized. It must follow a bad arrow path that starts with the side archaeological, then we get in the Zoological part or there is little indication, then back on the archaeological course. It's a little complicated. And it is infested with mosquitoes. Nevertheless there are quite a few pieces, even though many are crude copies. And there are explanations in English. Must complete the visit by the archaeological museum in the city center.
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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
  • Pacific, is a great place for family
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  • Very clean and with many natural beauties
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