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Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center

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Address: Rte. 503, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-840-2255
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This historical site features a 1,500-year old Taino village, much of which...

This historical site features a 1,500-year old Taino village, much of which remains intact, and skeletons dating back to A.D. 700.

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Had a great learning experience on the taino indian background. Pretty amazing how much got done around their times with no technology. Definitely check this place out if your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone from the island should come at least once. This place will alow you to understand how our indian predecesors lived...can't say ancestors because the spaniards wiped them all out.

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Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I remember having been here a few times before and you could see all 12 squares and there was a little indian village (like the one on the photo). This time around, the only things you can see is half of three of the squares and one little hut almost to the point of collapsing. With no money for maintance,... More 

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Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is in the exact conditions as 25 years ago. No impromvent of the site. Need to land on this century ASAP!!!!! After my first visit 25 years ago I was hoping to show my Kids some improvement but was in worse conditions than when I went before. Need improvement rush!!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is very informative and I learned somethings about the tainos and the pre-tainos on the island before them, the park is a nice walk and you get to see the ball court and other stone structures they built, the only thing is that the structures did not have any information signs on them as too read what each... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

If this is the best we can do at maintaining our Indian heritage....!!! Just a bunch of rocks laying around with no explanation whatsoever, the guide does a fairly good job once you get him warmed up.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great learning experience on the taino indian background. Pretty amazing how much got done around their times with no technology. Definitely check this place out if your nearby in the south region of Puerto Rico.

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2 Thank Pedro R
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The museum and ruins don't take much time to see - an hour or two tops. The ruins basically consist of some small stone walls with a few very faint petroglyphs. No trails to hike.

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Quartz Hill, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I've been several times, most recently twice in June 2016. Very cheap tour. Start in the AC museum area. It will take about 20-30 minutes. You meet your guide down the stairs and will spend about an hour touring the ancient ball fields. Every guide I've had is awesome. It is closed on Mondays and the Sunday I went didn't... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Overall, we enjoyed our visit to the Tibes Center, although some parts were more interesting than others. There seem to be three main areas of interest, an introductory video, an indoor museum, and the outdoor fields and structures. The video was quite instructive and good to watch before visiting the rest of the exhibits. The indoor museum, although small, had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Great for a family experience ! You are able to see Indian artifacts , weapons and even a remains of a dead Indian .

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