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Dzibilchaltun Museum

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Address: At Entrance to Dzibilchaltun Ruins, Merida, Mexico
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

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Lesser known Mayan site

The remains of the large city that once inhabited this place near Merida are not as large as other sites. However, they are more approachable, and quite lovely. The nearby... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The remains of the large city that once inhabited this place near Merida are not as large as other sites. However, they are more approachable, and quite lovely. The nearby cenote is great for a cooling swim

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum at Dzibilchaltun is a nice little museum but very little is in English so knowing Spanish would be a big help.

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Yuma, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Must do if you've visited the site. I would go to the museum after touring the site because it is air conditioned and of course the site is not. Trust me, you will welcome the coolness after your walk through the ruins. The museum provides a nice background of information related to the sites. It is well organized and can... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The grounds and ruins are nice to visit here, but they museum was closed two hours early for no apparent reason. A guard also wouldn't let us see part of the ruins an hour before the closing time and wouldn't give us any reason for this, either. Our guide said he overheard the employees saying that they were having their... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

You must stop here in order to learn about the ruins and the cenote that are the main attractions of the park. The museum offers some replicas but they have some of the original artifacts found by archeologist.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

They have the museum laid out very well. Most of the descriptions are in both Spanish and English. The seven dolls found on the site are displayed there.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We expected the Dzibilchaltún Museum to be a bore, but it is anything but. It's a small, tidy, and very well designed museum in the ruins, with some remarkable items on display and good descriptions throughout. Along with the excellent ruins themselves, the museum makes for an excellent Mayan experience.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This little museum is a gem! Show casing maya history and life style. Visit the archelogical site, you can swim in the cenote ans make a full day experince.

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Milford, Nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The museum sits at the entrance to the site and provides a good overview of Mayan culture and geography. Utilizes artifacts from a variety of sites in the region. Well worth the visit before going into the site

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I wasn't expecting too much from this museum. The site of Dzibilchaltun is on the smaller side for ruins. So I was expecting a rather small and basic museum. I found it very well done, very informative.

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