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“A nice museum/zoo”

Parque Museo La Venta
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La Venta Archaeological Site from Palenque
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“A nice museum/zoo”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The olmecs heads are a MUST SEE in Villahermosa. The history behind them are amazing and it is cheap to go... if you have student ID it is 10 pesos a ticket. WORTH IT !
The zoo part of the park I didn't liked so much just because it seems like the animals are in a small place and I got the feeling that there were not properly being taken care of....
other than that... a nice place to visit.

Visited April 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Great afternoon stroll”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Very well done for a small regional archeological park. The museum is part archeological, part zoo animals. If you're in Villahermosa for a couple of hours looking for something to do, make sure to pop in and take a stroll through.

Visited April 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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“Unexpectedly good combination of archeology and zoo”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

We arrived at Villahermosa especially to be able to visit Parque-Museo La Venta, where many saved valuable exhibits of Olmec Culture, brought from the archeological zone of La Venta located at the extreme North of Mexican Tabasco state, are exposed to the public. It is a kind of combination of open air Olmec sculpture museum and a zoo and a good combination. Despite the very bad weather and constant rain we stayed around two hours in the park and enjoyed both the archeological displays and live animals (some of them like coati are freely move along the park).
We can recommend visiting the park if it is on your route, of course, and if you are interested in getting acquainted with the remains of the Olmec civilization.

Visited February 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

So far as i can tell this is the only thing worth seeing in villahermosa. Its fairly priced and has a decent collection of mostly native animals. The highlight is the collection of Olmec art. The ancient stone heads and other carvings are very interesting, and you will see coatimundi and spider monkeys in the branches above you. Worth an hour or two.

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White Pl
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“Closed until mid-December”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Agree with previous post. We were on there on November 27, 2013 and the park is definitely closed for renovation.

As an alternative, we went to the Carlos Pellicer Museum. It was newly renovated and it did have one giant Olmec head in the lobby and a collection of interesting Olmec and Mayan artifacts on 2 floors.

Visited November 2013
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