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The "Museum Fossil" is a community museum that exhibits in situ the fossil specimen holotype "Kronosaurus BOYACENSIS" described by OLIVER HAMPE 1992, this animal, a PLIOSAUROIDAE Cretaceous period Early, with 115 million years old, was a marine...more
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Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

From the outside it looks nothing, but the inside is an eye-opener. Lots of locally found fossils, and even a pterodactyl. On,y takes about ten minutes to see everything, but it’s very cheap and absolutely worth the entrance fee.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

The place is worth it but not very well kept. You would see a Kronosaur fossil, (only three in the world) fossilized on the ground. In the place there are fossils of many other small animals that used to live in the area many millions...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

We drove all the way here, and turned out we could not even see the dinosaur, something was under construction. Maybe not the best time of year to do this...

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

This museum is owned and run by the local community and for their benefit. It is small but had lots of interesting exhibits. The information is all in English as well as Spanish. The giant dinosaur fossil wasn't there when we visited ( temporary absence...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Interesting museum that's good for a 30 minute visit. It's small, it's all in Spanish but the fossils are good.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

Has a fossil Kronosaurus found by locals in 1970s and the little museum was built around the find. For this it was wort supporting.Otherwise loads of Ammonite fossils with little explanations.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

My nephew is six years old and had a blast here. He's a big dinosaur nerd (thanks Jurassic Park) Small but concise tour

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gastronomyfan
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a small, inespensive exhibit that is worth seeing. It's home to a massive Kronosaurus fissile that was found in the area in the 1970's. The space also showcases some other fossils of ancient marine dinosaurs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catherine H
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Very small little exhibition, but the main attraction - the huge fossil, is pretty cool. It's in really good condition. Only expect to spend 15-20 minutes here. Can get a cab up for $10,000 or jump on a bus going to Santa Sofia and ask...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lilp92
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The clue is in the name - the centre piece is a huge kronosaurus fossil that was found in the same spot, so instead of moving it the Colombian government bought the and opened it up to the public. Informative staff.

Date of experience: August 2018
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