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Museo de Antropologia e Historia de Baja California Sur

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Address: Ignacio Altamirano and Cinco de Mayo, La Paz, Mexico
Phone Number: 122-0162
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Learn about the history of Baja California at this museum, featuring...

Learn about the history of Baja California at this museum, featuring informational displays and dioramas of the different periods in the region's history.

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Regional museum working on improving

Renovation work was being done during my visit which to me shows that the museum cares. It's an interesting museum. The museum spans from pre=historic era to about 1920. There are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 May 2015
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Montville, New Jersey
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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

We spent most of the day here, leaving only to eat a sandwich outside on the patio. Most interesting was the room on pre-history, with cool dioramas of indigenous groups on the peninsula and photos of rock art. The docent/guard in the room didn't interrupt our browsing, but when we approached him with a question or two he turned out... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Renovation work was being done during my visit which to me shows that the museum cares. It's an interesting museum. The museum spans from pre=historic era to about 1920. There are several exhibition halls with objects of curiosity. Knowing little about the paleontology, anthropology and history of the Baja this museum although small provided me with many insights. I did... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

It would have been nice to have something in english to help expain the exhibits. I think there would be a lot more interest by tourists if there was some audio/docent or written explanations in english. As travelers we appreciate being in a Mexican town that isn't just like Cabo/US, but the La Paz clearly needs tourist dollars to help... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

I was so curious to see the part of this museum I did not upon last venture to La Paz, unfortunately not planning to be completed until June 2015 :(

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

For a few dollars each, we enjoyed a very interesting art display from a very early traveler to the Baja on the first floor. The long-term displays elsewhere were also well-done, and there was a very nice and informative docent upstairs. Some great large artworks upstairs, too, with some work in progress.

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colorado springs, colorado, usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

We visited this lovely museum in La Paz. The lay out and artifacts were well thought out and tastefully displayed It was still under construction, but still a pleasant way to spend an hour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

When I think of anthropology museums, I think of the Instituto Nacional de Anthropologia y Historia in Mexico City. This was a good effort but does not begin to compare.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

There are some things here I have never seen before, such as the sugar cane crusher and molds. Do go all the way to the top story and do pay the extra donation in order to take photos.

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Mojave California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

Not sure how to rate this museum. I was hoping for a nice interpretation of the history of the area to help me better understand the area. Can't complain about the admission price at 36 Pesos. The secnd floor had very nice historic dioramas (I think that's what they are called) showing models of the natives doing vrious activities of... More 

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Oakland CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

This museum gives a detailed history of the peoples who have lived in Baja CA for centuries. Very informative.

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