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Parque Museo La Venta

#1 of 13 things to do in Villahermosa Features Animals
Bulevar Ruiz Cortines s/n, Villahermosa, Mexico
+52 993 314 1652
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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“la venta” (35 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 7 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 11 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

1  Thank Jack G
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have visited Parque La Venta over the years with our guides and friends, Jesus Ortiz and Miguel Angel Vergara. They shared lots of details about the site with us and we enjoy the tranquility whence you step inside the walls of the park. The...More

1  Thank Teressena B
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a lovely walk-through permanent exhibit of monumental Olmec sculptures. maybe a kilometer. Not much in the way of directional signage and I wondered into the zoo by mistake. But the signage for the monuments themselves is both in English and Spanish. And the...More

1  Thank Kimberly M
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Daniel G
17 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
8 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
21 December 2014|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
2 to 3 hours. Getting a guided tour is also helpful.