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“Informative and Entertaining Museum”

Museo del Acero Horno 3
Ranked #4 of 114 things to do in Monterrey
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: History of Horno Alto Nº 3, Horno Alto Nº 3 was designed by Arthur G. McKee & Co. from Cleveland, Ohio. The installation began in October 1965 and it began operating in January 1968, with the capacity to produce 1,500 to 2,000 tons of cast iron per day. It had the most advanced technologies, notable among which were the electronic programmer of raw materials and the automatic system for the control of furnace combustion. With the beginning of operations of Horno Alto Nº 3, the Monterrey Foundry reached a production of a million tons of steel per year, which made it the most important steel mill in Mexico.
Los Osos, California
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Informative and Entertaining Museum”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

A very interesting structure and more information about the process of manufacturing steel than most people would ever want to know, as well as related history, presented in a mostly clear and entertaining fashion. The walkway on top of the structure offers a great view of the city.

Visited March 2014
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Monterrey, MX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful museum, absolute must for young children”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is one of the best science museums I've been to so far. It's very well set. It's essentially a restored old steel mill which was completely restored for display purposes, and you get to walk all around it with different exhibits all related to the process in which steel is made.

The exhibitions are very well designed and maintained. My children love this museum, and I definitely recommend any tourist coming to Monterrey with children to set aside 3 to 4 hours for this museum.

It's located in Fundidora Park, which also hosts several other attractions, some permanent and some temporary. Also during the weekends they usually host public events. All in all, it's a great place for a walk with large beautiful gardens.

If possible try to avoid the weekeds, as it can get very crowded. Parking is costly, but there are plenty of lots close to the different areas within the park.

Visited January 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very educational, english speaking guides too”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We only really went to kill some time and get out of the cold wet weather. But it was ok, 90 pesos buys your entrance and a museum guide , ours spoke english very well and was very informative. Its well kept and there is a show they do about how the furnace worked with lights and sounds and fire which was really good. Probably better with children, there is an interactive part of the museum aimed solely at children.

Visited December 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

If you want to fill in time or finish your Paseo Santa Lucia it is really worth it. You can get some real insight about hte life of the workers in this still factory. Educational

Visited November 2013
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Terrific venue!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This museum is not only a great historical resource telling the story of the area's steel industry but is located in what used to be a working foundry! It's a very cool place for this reason alone but the exhitbits are interesting and mostly in both English and Spanish. Neat little gift shop also.

Visited May 2013
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