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Parque Museo La Venta

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Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
+52 993 314 1652
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USD 38.00*
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La Venta Museum Admission Ticket with Transport
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USD 66.00*
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Villahermosa City Tour with La Venta Museum
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USD 121.00*
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La Venta Archaeological Site from Palenque
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“la venta” (36 reviews)
“olmec heads” (19 reviews)
Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
+52 993 314 1652
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has the famous heads that everybody wants to see, but it is a very nice zoo. Take a half day to see everything.

Thank bryan7361
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parque Museo La Venta is a really nice way to spend a day, set inside a much larger park on the Laguna De Ilusiones. It's full of interesting artifacts saved from the original Olmec city of La Venta close to the border with Veracruz. It...More

Thank RobinGraves
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The best place in the world to see olmeca artifacts. It contains some of the best olmec heads there are in the world. The animals are kept in very poor condition so it could be time to close down the zoo.

1  Thank Australianotraveller
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

It is a ruin, literally. The conservation of the archeological site is very poor, the are exhibiting some animals and by the look of them you get depressed. I hope this changes.

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I was expecting a museum of Olmec culture but the site includes a horrible zoo where animals are kept in appalling conditions. Hope the zoo gets closed!

Thank Arto G
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I recommend going there right after 8:00 to avoid crowds. The had students/volounteer everywhere ready to explain to you the history - all of them were super nice and helpful. U definitely need a repelent, unless u want to be eaten alive by mosquitos. The...More

Thank 176zuzanah
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Its really under decay. Few animals, most of them miserable. Poor things. Tickets were really cheap, although the place sure does look old and without proper maintenance.

Thank Pepescamilla
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Parque Museo La Venta certainly has some positive aspects, the Olmec stonework being the most obvious and most impressive. Ancient sculptures are dispersed throughout the park, inviting one to speculate on the meaning and purpose behind the distinctive Olmec style and mysterious elements. Thankfully, there...More

Thank BertoRosa
Reviewed 1 July 2017

is a small park aldo is not a zoo it has animals living there is just next to the river and also has a good amount of birds , the main attraction are all the Olmec stone heads you will enjoy if you like history...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is the place I grew up visiting when I lived in Villahermosa and I wanted to take my children there to see the same thing. But I knew that many things I remembered to be great were not so great after coming back from...More

Thank L H
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Daniel G
17 March 2016|
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Response from Russell O | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, most of the tourists were guided, although you can go on your own. There are wild monkeys, jaguars, and other jungle animals in the park and it is a conservation area.
rhonda viola c
8 March 2016|
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Response from Constantino D | Reviewed this property |
8:00 Hrs - 16:00 Hrs. All days. Consider at least two hours to visit the park Hope this is useful
21 December 2014|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
2 to 3 hours. Getting a guided tour is also helpful.