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Museo de Antropologia e Historia de Baja California Sur

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Address: Ignacio Altamirano and Cinco de Mayo, La Paz, Mexico
Phone Number:
122-0162
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Learn about the history of Baja California at this museum, featuring...

Learn about the history of Baja California at this museum, featuring informational displays and dioramas of the different periods in the region's history.

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Only one small floor open in August of 2015, but it was fun to see. As others have mentioned, they are short on documentation. Mostly, this is a museum of dioramas, which, if I... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2015
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

Extremely limited exhibitions and most of the museum is going under a remodel! They should announce this a bit more so as to not dissapoint visitors.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

Only 2 small areas were available to see, and there was no explanation for the items that were there. The woman collecting the admission fees had no change to give us when we paid to get in, but magically had plenty of change a few minutes later when the gift store clerk needed it!

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

We walked up to see this museum, on good work from locals, but found it is closed for a remodel. We heard it was great and will come back once it's reopened. The good part was that we walked around the town more and found good restaurants, coffee shops and visitor's center.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Only one small floor open in August of 2015, but it was fun to see. As others have mentioned, they are short on documentation. Mostly, this is a museum of dioramas, which, if I understood the docent correctly, is populated with actual artifacts. This seems unlikely, but it might be the case. Hardly anything is behind glass, so you get... More 

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Portland, OR
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

We stopped by on August 1st but only two rooms were open. Not really worth going to until the work is done. Gift shop looks great, but not open on the weekends.

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

I wandered in to find a restroom. What I found was a beautifully restored open space, hung with art. The restroom was not only clean but charmingly decorated. There was a small cafe that looked appealing, but I didn't have a chance to try it. The entry has a beautifully exposed brick vaulted ceiling. A lovely place to stop and... More 

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Reviewed 12 May 2015

We spent most of the day here, leaving only to eat a sandwich outside on the patio. Most interesting was the room on pre-history, with cool dioramas of indigenous groups on the peninsula and photos of rock art. The docent/guard in the room didn't interrupt our browsing, but when we approached him with a question or two he turned out... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Renovation work was being done during my visit which to me shows that the museum cares. It's an interesting museum. The museum spans from pre=historic era to about 1920. There are several exhibition halls with objects of curiosity. Knowing little about the paleontology, anthropology and history of the Baja this museum although small provided me with many insights. I did... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

It would have been nice to have something in english to help expain the exhibits. I think there would be a lot more interest by tourists if there was some audio/docent or written explanations in english. As travelers we appreciate being in a Mexican town that isn't just like Cabo/US, but the La Paz clearly needs tourist dollars to help... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

I was so curious to see the part of this museum I did not upon last venture to La Paz, unfortunately not planning to be completed until June 2015 :(

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