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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  • Even though it's hotter than heck in Villahermosa this time of year, the park is shady and so it's tolerable. Adorable coatis wandering around sent my daughter into hysterics of joy, and the Olmec art...  more »
  • Perfect combination between culture and fauna. Everything was made as in the wild nature. Easy round walk.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Here you can see the famous "Cabeza Olmeca" which is cool. But please take in consideration spraying yourself with mosquito repelent!!!
  • Zoo is in very bad condition, but the trees are happy, amazing tropical vegetation
  • 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.
  • Great!! It's a good place to visit.
  • 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.