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Museo del Desierto

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Address: Perif. Luis Echevarria, Saltillo, Mexico
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+52 844 986 9000
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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It's a museum and a zoo!!

Great place to check out while in Saltillo! Make sure you can speak/read Spanish or it's not worth the visit. Si hablas espanol debes ir! Don't bother buying a map, once you get... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Adam B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to check out while in Saltillo! Make sure you can speak/read Spanish or it's not worth the visit. Si hablas espanol debes ir! Don't bother buying a map, once you get inside you just follow the path to the left and there are maps posted throughout the museum. After you get done with the museum part you walk... More 

Thank Adam B
Saltillo, Mexico
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

It's the most important atraction for saltillo; the museum is very well maintained and nice exhibitions; skeletons of dinasours are owesome; consider 3 - 4 hours for a complete tour. Parking available.

Thank Pablo M
Saltillo, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The museum is large and all the time is changing and growing. This is because scientific research bring new story´s and exhibits every year . The Ecosistem is the unit of interest It´s a travel in time from Big Bang to desert live animals.

Thank arteconciencia
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

While other cities have bigger malls and nightlife, Saltillo my town, has The Desert Musueum, a place with the biggest Fossil collection in Mexico, and also it adds the stuffed animal's collection of Saltillo, and a full roundabout of the Mexican dessert, first world instalations, and the Perrito de las praderas hatches, make it the best natural History Museum in... More 

Thank Erasmo A
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I think this museum must get great reviews, I just want to add: Try their restaurant near the entrance. It is just amazing. Great vegetarian choices. The service may be slow, but the wait is worth it

Thank RobertoSMolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

No words to explain, excelent place. Specially the outdoors very very nice place to spend entirely day with kids

Thank Adolfo C
Tecate, Mexico
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

we went on a family field trip to visit while we stayed at the beautiful city of saltillo so much history in this place specially dinasaurs species native to the state we visited great place to visit kids had a great time.

Thank Abelardo M
Mexico City, Mexico
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome collection that goes from fossils to living creatures and men made artifacts. It's a great way to learn about different kind of deserts qnt how we interact with them. Kids just love it

Thank pedro w
Saltillo, Mexico
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to bring children as they have some exhibits geared for them. Plan to take a break as it can take a couple of hours to see everything.

Thank beatrizcordov47
Monterrey, Mexico
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great park-museum to know about desert, since dinosaurs found in Coahuila to modern times, including a mini zoo is local fauna. Cactus collection it's amazing, there is a greenhouse when you can legally buy local species.

Thank Rodolfo_Sepulveda

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