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Ecomuseu de Itaipu

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Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves 6001 | Itaipú, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85867-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 45 3529-2892
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A large historical record of the region, its people and the construction of...

A large historical record of the region, its people and the construction of the Dam.

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Small but interesting place to visit!

The museum is not big, but if you like to read everything and take time to see things I think you may reserve one to two hours to visit it. On the museum you'll find things about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2014
Gustavo P
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São Miguel do Oeste
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Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We visited after touring Itaipu dam and the bio refuge. This didn't really add anything to our visit to the dam complex and could have given it a miss. It isn't a bad place so by all means don't avoid the place if you have an hour to kill while in the dam area.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

It has a little bit of the history about the city and its beginning, you can also appreciate some local art and take some nice pics simulating you are inside the hydroelectric dam. Worth the visit!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

Its only after visiting this museum that we understood how the Itaipu dam worked, and how it affected the surrounding country. We had a really great guide, Renato Furtak.

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Had explanation and exhibit of some old machines used. It was interesting for us while we waited for our Special tour to start. It was very empty, we got to chat with people working there. Its a small museum, you'd go if you have time on your side not if you're rushing to see the falls.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Know that Lake buried one of the wonders of the world? The "7 Quedas" lie beneath the waters. Waters that drowned thousands of monkeys, jaguars, trees ... The environmental damage it may be necessary for industrial development but it is a real shame.

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footscray west
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

This is a small museum. It shows mainly in pictures (does have english text) the history of the area - with particular reference to the construction of the Itaipu Dam and the people of the area (there are some (stuffed) animals near the exit. It takes 20-30 min to walk thru and is reasonably interesting. There is a small zoo... More 

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São Miguel do Oeste
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

The museum is not big, but if you like to read everything and take time to see things I think you may reserve one to two hours to visit it. On the museum you'll find things about the original natives, the beginning on the city, and a lot of the construction of the Itaipu plant. There's also a area with... More 

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Thank Gustavo P
Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Due to Brazil playing the dam closed early and the only place open was the Ecomuseu so we purchased tickets a walked down the highway about 10 minutes. We were pleasantly surprised...there was a lot to see and a few hands on things. They made learning fun!

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Thank Sonia E
Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

After arriving at Itaipu Dam, I realized I had a 1.5 hour wait until the next English tour of the dam, so we decided to check out the ecomuseu. Although we had to walk 10 min down the road (which didn't have sidewalks for part of it), we were pleasantly surprised by the tranquility of the museum grounds! It was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We were the only visitors and there were no guides of something like that. Information about the dam is in English but within 30 minutes you have seen it all... I would not recommand this museum there is not much to see.

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