Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, Aguas Calientes

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Stop at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon before or after your trip to Machu Picchu to learn more about the excavations of one of the world's major archaeological sites. The museum's location at the base of the path to the ancient city makes it easy to visit; you can also stop here after your tour for a chance to cool off and review your trip. The museum features a small botanical garden, a relaxing place to rest after hiking the mountains. With our custom trip planner, Aguas Calientes attractions like Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We went to this museum after spending a day at Macchu Picchu and another at Wayna Picchu. The museum really helped to tie all of the information together after having seen it for ourselves! It's in a ...  more »
  • Kind of an oddly located museum about a 30-minute walk along the river from Aguas Calientes, the town nearest Machu Picchu. Still, the place is an absolute must-visit if you don't have a guide during ...  more »
  • The museum is located outside of Aguas Calientes, about a 30 minute walk. It is well worth the time. The story of Machu Picchu, from its inception to its re-discovery by Hiram Bingham, was shared thro...  more »
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  • Very nice museum, little and in my opinion is worth a visit before going to Machu Picchu
  • When you hike down back into town you'll pass this museum. It's nice, nothing speciale though.
  • A little gem of a museum, tucked away outside of town. I would not have found it had I not hiked up to Machu Picchu. Informative and clean. For s/.21 (~$6.30 USD), it's well worth the price of admission.
  • Nice little spot just outside the entrance to machu pichu. For 22 sols or about $7, it's a nice overview of machu pichu and the history of the people. Took about 45 minutes to walk through and about 20 minutes to walk there from town. Well worth the trip the day before going up to the ruins.
  • Good Museum, is as a center of interpretation of the Citadel of Machu picchu. It should be included in the tour and visit to the wonder of the world.
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