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Address: La Isla de Rio Cuale, Puerto Vallarta 43810, Mexico
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A small but interesting museum with great air conditioning !!! Some days you really want that air conditioning!

Staff is friendly accomodating and willing to explain the exhibits. You only need a few minutes to walk through unless you want to study artifacts.

Reviewed 10 January 2016
terrynkathy
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Mismaloya, Mexico
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Comox Valley, Canada
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331 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 767 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited early April and the Museum was closed and shuttered. We looked through the windows and all the displays had been removed. There was one workman inside the building, but no signs or info on what has happened to the museum. We also asked some local vendors along the Isla Cuale Market, but no one seemed to know what... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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848 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were in Puerto Vallarta the third week of October and spent a lot of time in El Centro and always stopped by to see if this place was open, and it never was. It didn't looked closed permanently, so I'd recommend calling ahead or asking your concierge for their hours.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

limited collection, no current shows. and mostly closed, needs new life breathed into it. a sleeping gem of potential.

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Sterling Heights
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198 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is a very small museum of history. It's air conditioned and feels great during a hot shopping trip down the Cuale river. If you just look at the exhibits you will be out in a few minutes. However if you ask the staff a few questions, you can spend a lot of time here.You can make a small contribution... More 

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1 Thank James M
Mismaloya, Mexico
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Staff is friendly accomodating and willing to explain the exhibits. You only need a few minutes to walk through unless you want to study artifacts.

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1 Thank terrynkathy
Britsh Columbia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

If Naval history interests you -this is a very good display. There is English translation upon request. The museum is by donation.

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Nassau, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

With all the tourist money flowing into Peurto Vallarta you would think that an Anthropological Museum would be a big thing here. With all the people coming in for golf sun and the sea museums are not a priority. They would rather go to the Whitlow and buy computer generated masterpieces. Yes this Museum is free and they ask that... More 

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California
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Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

People do not come to Puerto Vallarta for culture. They come for the sun and the sea and the fun and the food. This tiny museum, consisting mainly of pottery, will be ignored by most of them, and they aren't missing that much.

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California
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

I was doing some late shopping around the Rio Cuale area when I noticed a bridge that was going from side of the river to an alley full of shops. We kept walking when we came across this museum. We went in and we noticed that it was free: The only requirement was to sign a guest book. The museum... More 

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New England
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Let's face it: there's not much to do but swim and eat when you're at the beach. Thus, this small museum is a great diversion when you want to get out of the sun for a little while and learn something about the indigenous peoples of Western Mexico. A good collection of artifacts, mainly pottery.

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