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El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center

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Address: Brown Esquina Bonarelli, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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An excellent activity, informative and fun, it is worth the time. Childrens also will enjoy this, as much as teen agers and adults. from paleontological to present times, there... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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San Diego, California
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is small, but has some great exhibits that kids love. There is also a film on Patagonia's history and the glaciers that show the glacier ruptures over the last 15 years. At the end the kids got to color a picture of a dinosaur and the adults tried the mate and relaxed.

1 Thank Charlotte C
Epsom, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A different sort of museum. A different approach to history. The palaeontology part was interesting. The giant mammals were new to us. But we particularly enjoyed the presentation of Patagonia's social history. So recent and so shocking. All this and a convivial "mate" with the charming Lorna. Open until 8 pm. Do visit

1 Thank Valmobabe
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It is worth a visit if you have the time when in El Calafate. It is very small and quite interesting to see the dinosaur skeletons, though there is not a great deal else apart from a handful of monochrome pictures and videos in Spanish. I'd recommend it but don't anticipate spending very long here.

Thank snapdecisions
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

An excellent activity, informative and fun, it is worth the time. Childrens also will enjoy this, as much as teen agers and adults. from paleontological to present times, there are some dinosaur and mammals fossils, arrowheads, etc.

Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A wonderful little gem in the middle of El Calafate! A very resourceful place if you want to know a little about the local (pre)history.

Thank mfleury2017
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a small museum, which attempts to cover a few really big topics, from paleogeography 500 million years ago to recent politics. The result is interesting, but very scratchy. The dinosaur skeletons are not real, and only a few. There is a lot to read, but few interaction or even artifacts, difficult to follow if you don't speak Spanish,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Small museum with a few fossil dinosaur skeletons and a couple of large extinct mammal fossils. Very few other artefacts. There was some historical information and some interesting photos of the indigenous people and quite a good film with old pictures and English subtitles. I didn't think the information was that well presented and it was nearly all in Spanish... More 

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Shalford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Small museum but tells an interesting story. The wording is all very informative and gives a good sense of the story that has taken place in Patagonia. Well presented.

Thank jomed20
Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

An unexpected find, tucked a few blocks away from the main street. Worth the walk- provides a detailed insight into the history of the region. Good quality exhibits and friendly staff- the mate tea was a highlight!

Thank R T
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The explanations of Argentinean history from the time of the dinosaurs to colonialism are surprisingly detailed and intense for such a small museum. We spent a couple of hours here and learned a lot. Take some time to sit down with some mate afterwards to discuss the exhibits.

Thank Rebecca S

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