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To find a museum of this caliber in a small town in Mexico is unheard of. The valley is a treasure... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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For a small place, there are a lot of things to see. There is also a four page document that the... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
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Calle Allende 115, Mascota 46900, Mexico
+52 388 386 0232
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

To find a museum of this caliber in a small town in Mexico is unheard of. The valley is a treasure trove of anthropological finds. the museum is so well done. A must!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

For a small place, there are a lot of things to see. There is also a four page document that the person at the entrance has for your perusal. Just ask and it has tons of info.

Thank racinee
Reviewed 17 February 2018

For a small town, this is a wonderful museum with an excellent collection of ceramic items, arrowheads, and petroglyphs found in the surrounding area. Our bilingual guide, Enrique, carefully explained the displays, which greatly added to the visit. Donations help support this free museum.

Thank Catalina d
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had heard great things about this museum and were excited that we were going there. However, when we arrived (saturday afternoon about 2:00) it was closed. So I am writing this review only to say that one should check their schedule before going.

Thank AnotherGringo
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Mascota is the most important archeological site of the region, the pieces found are exceptional, there are also groups of people who organize expeditions to the town surroundings like "El pantano" and "El refugio" to name a few, this museum it's a good option to...More

Thank Salvador Z
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Archaeological Museum is housed in the Casa de Cultura, just one block east of the plaza. Renovation of the museum cost about one million pesos and its doors were officially reopened in August 2011. It now has an auditorium, a library and five large...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is an incredible little museum. They have done such a good job of putting the things in context with photos, maps, and descriptions. If you don't speak Spanish, make sure you ask for the guide book in English. I was also told there is...More

1  Thank CindyF243
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We have passed through Mascota many times and finally stopped to visit this museum which had been under renovation. It is very interesting and has things that relate to the areas past. Worth a vist entry by donation

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Amazing museum to find in this small agricultural town, high up in the Sierra Madres. Well displayed articles that had been discovered by Joseph B. Mountjoy with backing from National Geographic, from the surrounding area..

1  Thank J R
Reviewed 28 November 2014

We went to visit this amazing museum which get you in touch with the mores of this awsome and authentic area! Its not big but it has all you need to understand what is Mascota and the around towns about! Highly recommended!

Thank MascotaRide
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