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Parque Museo La Venta

#1 of 36 things to do in Villahermosa Features Animals
Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
+52 993 314 1652
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“la venta” (36 reviews)
“olmec heads” (18 reviews)
“small zoo” (6 reviews)
Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
+52 993 314 1652
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting a museum of Olmec culture but the site includes a horrible zoo where animals are kept in appalling conditions. Hope the zoo gets closed!

Thank Arto G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend going there right after 8:00 to avoid crowds. The had students/volounteer everywhere ready to explain to you the history - all of them were super nice and helpful. U definitely need a repelent, unless u want to be eaten alive by mosquitos. The...More

Thank 176zuzanah
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Its really under decay. Few animals, most of them miserable. Poor things. Tickets were really cheap, although the place sure does look old and without proper maintenance.

Thank Pepescamilla
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Parque Museo La Venta certainly has some positive aspects, the Olmec stonework being the most obvious and most impressive. Ancient sculptures are dispersed throughout the park, inviting one to speculate on the meaning and purpose behind the distinctive Olmec style and mysterious elements. Thankfully, there...More

Thank BertoRosa
Reviewed 30 June 2017

is a small park aldo is not a zoo it has animals living there is just next to the river and also has a good amount of birds , the main attraction are all the Olmec stone heads you will enjoy if you like history...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is the place I grew up visiting when I lived in Villahermosa and I wanted to take my children there to see the same thing. But I knew that many things I remembered to be great were not so great after coming back from...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This lovely park, in central Villahermosa, has a very nice walking path which takes you through dense city forest and displays a number of ancient OLMEC heads. There is some deterioration to these heads so you might want to see them before they are put...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Even though it's hotter than heck in Villahermosa this time of year, the park is shady and so it's tolerable. Adorable coatis wandering around sent my daughter into hysterics of joy, and the Olmec artifacts are fascinating. You follow paths in the jungle between them,...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect combination between culture and fauna. Everything was made as in the wild nature. Easy round walk.

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This sprawling outdoor museum is a wonderful place to pass a couple of hours if you happen to be in Villahermosa, although I wouldn't consider it a destination worthy of a special trip to an uninteresting city. We skipped the zoo in the park and...More

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Daniel G
16 March 2016|
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Response from Russell O | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, most of the tourists were guided, although you can go on your own. There are wild monkeys, jaguars, and other jungle animals in the park and it is a conservation area.
rhonda viola c
7 March 2016|
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Response from Constantino D | Reviewed this property |
8:00 Hrs - 16:00 Hrs. All days. Consider at least two hours to visit the park Hope this is useful
20 December 2014|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
2 to 3 hours. Getting a guided tour is also helpful.