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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  • Sculptures have little information that leaves us with unknowns on the archaeological piece and as there are no animals that are announced.
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  • Definitely had better times, still stands out as a tourist site in the city but need you much treatment and care to be what it was.
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  • See face to face are giant with hundreds of years of Antique sculptures is impressive, the tour is very enjoyable, can also observe the vegetation and give you an idea of how it was the land before it was a city.
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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.

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