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Great way to learn the local culture

Walked here from the Grand Crucero Hotel, a great way to pass the time while awaiting my plane back... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
Phils26
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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It's a cozy place

It's a place interesting, you can visit it and least a bit about the local flora in the region. You... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2017
afmg-travel
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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A short attraction that is pretty much all about wood. The arioica is a small wooden trap used by the Guarani natives to entrap animals without killing them. The park features a bigger size representation made of huge logs of different local species

Thank Miguela I
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Walked here from the Grand Crucero Hotel, a great way to pass the time while awaiting my plane back to Buenos Aires. The local roads don’t have sidewalks, but it’s safe and a good way to sample the local lifestyle.
La Aripuca is on a little side road and is a compact complex of several small structures made of the wood of two very old trees that succumbed to termites and disease.
Admission is 110 pesos. A guide gives you a brief 5 minute introduction to the museum and shows you how the natives caught animals on a clever wooden trap.
The centerpiece is a large intricate structure made entirely of wood from the two dead trees. One local fellow strums a guitar while three little girls sing for tips. The girls are funny because they’re hitting and shoving each other throughout the song, with the singing an obvious afterthought. One of them walks over to the money pot and inspects the take on a very businesslike fashion when the performance is completed lol
There are lots of varied types of furniture hewn from the deadwood, very beautiful.
One fellow plays the harp on a structure that contains displays that educate re the local flora and fauna and ecology.
One small wooden structure houses about a dozen tables, each with its own local artisan selling his or her wares; bead jewelry, dart blow guns, small bow and arrow sets, wooden toucans, etc. I made a few purchases to support the locals.
There is a small fast food stand too.
Overall a great way to spend 1-2 hours and get a feel for the local culture!

1  Thank Phils26
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

It's a place interesting, you can visit it and least a bit about the local flora in the region. You have to try the ice creams with different flavors.

Thank afmg-travel
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This is a fascinating place to see lots of wood.
The main structure is stunningly beautiful and it was really interesting to see the varieties of trees used to build it.

A good few hours passed.

Thank John M
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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

A smallish site on the edge of town - best to taxi from town centre. Interesting collection of buildings containing touristy gifts at reasonable prices. Worth a visit but an hour or so does it. 110 pesos entrance fee includes a 5 min introduction to the site. Very pleasant visit and probably needs to expand to maintain momentum and it has just built a large restaurant which looks interesting.

1  Thank JeffersonC698
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

The place is amazing.. This is a location were they stress the importance of preserving the environment and using the resources

The sheer size of the structure and the wood furniture made from fallen trees is amazing.

There is lots to look at and shopping... crafts are made by local artisans.

Bring a lunch and enjoy the area or you can get a snack there.

Thank Karen I
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

it is a place where you learn about the culture in the Province of Misiones, you also will hear lots of wonderful stories of the guarani tribes and a real lesson about every specie of giant trees of the local ecosystem. The place belongs to a family who settled there for years and years, so the art craft and all about the mate amargo you will find there. The construction is amazing, all made by reclicled pieces of enormous trees. You should go there and see for yourself.

1  Thank RafaTraveller
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

This is very nice place to by some souvenirs. You pay the entrance fee, there are only some shops with local products and some refreshments. Recommend for the family with children.

Thank Jolanta S
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a small place, but pretty cool. There's a lot to see in the small space and you can come back multiple times after buying only one ticket. There is a native artwork here comma you can buy very good yerba mate, they have a good selection of knick knacks, mates, bombillas, and snack foods.

Thank Sean B
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

An interesting concept but reduced to being a series of tourist shops within each structure. A peaceful place to cover from the heat and see something a bit different.

Thank Elizabeth T
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