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Sitio Barriles Museum

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Amazing place!

We went here which was a bit of a drive from Boquete, but worth it. Got a little confused and didn't have clear directions, but my broken Spanish at a local gas station got us... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went here which was a bit of a drive from Boquete, but worth it. Got a little confused and didn't have clear directions, but my broken Spanish at a local gas station got us the information we needed to find it. It is a family operation and the owner's grandson spoke English and gave our tour. Amazing look at... More 

Thank cmcbrooks
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting pre-Columbian artifacts and archaeological site. Edna was quite remarkable as she gave us a tour of the gardens and artifacts. Don't miss this opportunity to discover some of original inhabitants of the Chiriqui highlands

Thank Roger S
San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

On the day we stopped in, there was a festival going on for natives from the area. So we paid the additional fee to join their festivities. But first, the owner took us on a tour of the small museum, grounds, and dig site. Has the feel of a small owners' farm - which it is. You can see the... More 

Thank Ckrenzel
Tehachapi, California
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We went to visit this place with the lady we were staying with and it was wonderful. The stroll through her beautiful garden with all these neat flowers, plant, trees and bird noises. Then we got a tour by Edna who runs the Barriles museum with all the antifacts that were found in the late 40s by accident and gave... More 

Thank Ehe20
Loveland, Colorado
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Historical site with a museum and pathways to walk. The owner is able to tell you about the history of the place and show you the museum. We were very glad that we stopped by. Only thing missing is a sign when you first go there to see the owner before viewing the site.

2 Thank connie j
West Hills, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting artefacts, the guide was very knowleagable, and the owner very passionate about all discoveries on site. Dont miss it.

1 Thank Marcela M
Templeton, California
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This archaeological site is on a local person's home site. the tour took described the discovery, the National Geographic's participation and several Universities' participation in uncovering and understanding the site. This part of the tour was conducted on a covered patio. Then we were escorted around the property. We saw artifacts from a pre Mayan culture that was eliminated when... More 

2 Thank Carol C
Volcan, Panama
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a small private museum, but has some very interesting things. The original large statues that they excavated here are in Panama City, but they have replicas. There are not many pre Spanish indigenous sites in Panama. It will only take you about 30 or 40 minutes to see what they have and there is no charge. They do... More 

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North Bay, Ontario
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126 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is a very interesting historical attraction. It is a short, easy drive out of Volcan. Just look for the blue sign on the left hand side of the road on the Main Street in Volcan. The site itself is on a private farm. You can park your car for $4.00, get an introduction to the site, then wander the... More 

2 Thank Iguana Hunter
Bend, Oregon
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We've been here twice over the last 4 years. You are given the option of guided tour or walk on your own. If you want to save a (very) few bucks and walk on your own you would quickly come to the conclusion there is not much here - and wonder why the interest? HOWEVER, if you take the guided... More 

2 Thank DCB-Bend

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