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Address: Carlos P. Garcia Avenue | Old Capitol Complex, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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+63 919 593 1265
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USD 170.28*
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Full-Day Historical Tagbilaran City and Panglao Island Tour
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Small museum, but with some nice informations

The museum has no entrance fee, they only ask the guest for donations. Museum was really small, not we were expecting but there are a lot of stuff that you can read and see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Cebu City, Philippines
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has no entrance fee, they only ask the guest for donations. Museum was really small, not we were expecting but there are a lot of stuff that you can read and see. Preserved animals, old shells, pre-historic human skulls, old pots, and bohol history are found here. Good place to bring your children.

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Philippines
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47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a former church now converted to a museum with a gift shop that sells various religious artifacts to include Catholic Bibles, Rosaries, Candles, Medals, Medallions, etc. It you like museums this is the place to go as there is a lot of history involved in what use to be a church. We were informed that no cameras are... More 

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Thank Paul V
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very well put museum is small (only one room, actually), but has good exhibits and information about Bohol: both natural and anthropological history. No entrance fee, but you can make a donation (which is very well deserved).

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Balamban
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not big and can be toured within an hour or so. Showing some archeological finds with good descriptions.Not the Smithsonian of course, but you are in a 3rd world country in a provincial town. But I liked it ! Donations are expected and should be made (50php or so)

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time I saw this creature... I swear Kind scary for me .. those eyes.. but a pleasant experience though

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice little museum showing history of Bohol. Learnt how Chocolate Hills are formed. Interesting articles on local food especially the video on how salt are being processed in the old days. Good place to get away from the heat & cool down

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Thank GT C
Metro Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This attraction is free to the public. If you're at the plaza you can just walk and have a quick view at the musuem. The fossils (preserve remains of human, animals, and plants) struck my attention the most. There were also old vases and old paintings in the area.

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Thank May S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is just a short walk (5-10 minutes max) in which you will be shown the famous animal (sleeping most of the time). yes it is a cute and very small animal, but if you are very lucky you will see it with eyes opened. Otherwise, it is just you see in the picture.

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Thank akh7
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I love museums so it doesn't take much to get an excellent rating from me for a museum. It had a lot of history of the island plus I got to see some primates.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Rather small but infornative enough as far as Bohol is concerned. Covers prehistory, flora and fauna, Spanish colonial period and local history. Free of charge!

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