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Parque Museo La Venta

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Address: Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
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US$38.00*
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La Venta Museum Admission Ticket with Transport
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US$59.00*
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Villahermosa City Tour with La Venta Museum
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Palenque Archaeological Site from Villahermosa

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Outdoor Museum

This is a lovely walk-through permanent exhibit of monumental Olmec sculptures. maybe a kilometer. Not much in the way of directional signage and I wondered into the zoo by... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Kimberly M
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 uninteresting city. We skipped the zoo in the park and focused on the well displayed collection of giant Olmec figures, heads and altars, which date... More 

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Atascadero, California
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have visited Parque La Venta over the years with our guides and friends, Jesus Ortiz and Miguel Angel Vergara. They shared lots of details about the site with us and we enjoy the tranquility whence you step inside the walls of the park. The fact is downtown makes it a perfect spot to go to after you have gone... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a lovely walk-through permanent exhibit of monumental Olmec sculptures. maybe a kilometer. Not much in the way of directional signage and I wondered into the zoo by mistake. But the signage for the monuments themselves is both in English and Spanish. And the are wild little creatures going about their business. It was a worthy taxi ride from... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. The Olmec sculptures are set in a lush garden. Coatis wander about. On our visit, we saw several groups of children on school trips to the park. Their laughter and high spirits added to what was already lovely place. Only flaw I saw at the park was the sad sight of a pacing jaguar. The big... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The place is very near the hotels in town, a nice park as well, but the main issue with the La Venta Museum, is that you get to see parts of the Olmec civilization remnants, the huge heads, and it is worth taking one of the local guides, for very little money, you receive a far better explanation from what... More 

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Claremont, California
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very enjoyable walk around a beautiful park, lots of fauna and flora, exceptionally evocative Olmec and Mayan sculptures, a really good preparation for our trip into the southern classic Mayan sites. Mayan culture came from somewhere!

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

I stopped in Villahermosa on my way to Palenque and was eager to revisit the park after 10 years. It has a zoo, aviary and ancient Olmec artifacts, all in a jungle-like setting. The Olmec civilization is the oldest in Mesoamerica and this collection is one of the best. The play of light through the trees creates a special effect... More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

wonderful day activity with lots of interesting artifacts. The mosquitos were bad. It was an easy walk for people with difficulty walking with lots of benches all along the way. Very nice to have English translations under the spanish. I was happy to see that there was a place to get water at the end of the walk because we... More 

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best museum in Villahermosa. Is a pleasure to walk on the corridors watching the ancient Olmeca heads, plants and trees from Tabasco. The park is well maintained and clean. During the walk too much sweat because of the humidity, but is a worthy and amazing experience.

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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you want to learn about the first Mesoamerican culture, the Olmecs, you should visit it because you can see many works and have and interesting explanation of the culture. The place is clean, humid, it takes 2 hours to walk and see the amazing works.

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