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Parque Museo La Venta

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Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
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All reviews olmec heads la venta outdoor museum jungle setting couple of hours local animals black jaguar free roaming ceiba tree t shirts bring bug repellent nice walk great place to visit poor condition lovely park big head big cats
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We always include some cultural visits in our holidays. This one offers a 2-3 hours outside walk trough the tropical forest, so great for teenagers and children. This combined with a small zoo!

Thank Jlcabrera
Reviewed 4 August 2018

To be in a park and have gigantic rock Olmec heads, statues, basalt tombs and mosaic floor tiles that date to hundreds of years BC is a humbling experience. I enjoyed too the free-roaming coatis that crossed your path at sometimes surprising intervals, as well...More

Thank mtlbaltdan
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My friend and I really enjoyed our stroll through this park. The Olmec heads and statues were just incredible and humbling!! Bring bug repellent!!

Thank lem_on416
Reviewed 10 May 2018

La Venta offered us a good view on the precolumbian area. We had a guide (otherwise you get few information, although there is some in English) and were drawn to quite some details, paid off this way.

Thank haktus
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

It was a fun visit especially the section with animals from the region. The archeological park (the actual ruins are someplace else) was mediocre, don't have very much information and feels abandoned. Apparently they have a light show at night during certain seasons, all the...More

1  Thank SantiagoDTK
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My favorite part of the visit was the wild coatis that roam the grounds - the first time I've ever seen them. I also greatly enjoyed the zoo, particularly the opportunity to hold a small crocodile, and see a black jaguar and hear it give...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Good place for a stroll, as you can walk in a tropical garden looking at relics. In the park you will encounter little mammals like racoons walking freely. They are lovely to watch. For the same reason food and bags are not allowed inside.

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Spent the day walking around it was very interesting. Would love to go back again sometime. I think the cats could do with better living conditions

Thank David H
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This outdoor museum park has very easy trails leading to sculptures that each has interpretive signage. The zoo portion is also well-kept, and has a very nice walk-in large aviary.

Thank CtFreddie
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We’d had an extremely long drive having had to take a detour from San Cristobal to Palenque as local protesters, allied to the Zapatista movement, had blocked the main access road. This meant we missed seeing the Agua Azul waterfalls but actually our revised trip...More

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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.