Cueva del Milodon

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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,818 contributions
Unique Natural Monument
Dec 2019 • Family
Located at a short driving distance from Puerto Natales, it is a natural monument with caves. It is situated along the flanks of Cerro Benitez. It comprises several caves and a rock formation called Silla del Diablo (Devil's Chair). The monument includes a cave which is notable for the discovery in 1895 of skin, bones and other parts of a giant ground sloth called Mylodon darwini, making it extremely unique. It is also part of the End of the World Route, a scenic touristic route. Certainly would very highly recommend visiting Cueva Del Milodon to any tourist in Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas.
Written 29 November 2020
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Pinders
Fairfield, CA1,003 contributions
Unexpected
Jan 2020
The cave was in a beautiful setting. As we arrived, a bunny was munching away in the grass. We followed our tour guide along the path, and she shared information on the history and of the extinct animals. The cave itself wasn’t a cavernous thing with stalagmite and stalactites. It was a large opening in the rock mountain. We climbed stairs to get up inside and posed for a photo with the sloth dude. We circled around inside the cave, checking it out. The exit from the cave to the outside looked pretty cool with the hanging rock formations.

The sun was coming out again, so that was nice. We returned along the same path, with me at the rear. Saw a cute tiny mouse and got a photo of it. We also checked out the gift shop and the museum.
Written 2 July 2020
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mark S
Swindon, UK245 contributions
Underwhelming
Mar 2020 • Couples
We visited the cave as part of a tour. Whilst its very well managed and laid out its just not very interesting. It says what it is but the milodon is not a very interesting dinosaur and there is pretty much nothing to see inside the cave. If its part of a tour it passes the time but in my view definitely not worth a special trip!
Written 15 March 2020
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YK S
Hong Kong, China210 contributions
A big cave
Jan 2020 • Couples
A quite special place to go and to know the history of a hundred years. The cave is quite big but not much things to see.
Written 10 March 2020
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Not worth the detour
Feb 2020
A rather small cave where the last remains of a giant sloth were found. However, the remains themselves have since long been dispersed across the globe. Not too much to see inside, but there are information panels in Spanish. We visited it on a tour, the guide assuring me there was nothing else to do. That was obviously wrong, one can do a nice walk to a viewpoint instead. And that is for free, entrance to the cave is quite expensive.
Written 6 March 2020
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oded1612
Tel Aviv, Israel11 contributions
The cave
Feb 2020 • Solo
Not a must. However, I would recommend it to families with young children. It will spike their immahination. Take note that entry fee ( 8000 CLP) is not included in park's fee.
Written 23 February 2020
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JudypHHI
Hilton Head, SC27 contributions
Interesting and
Feb 2020 • Couples
Caves located just 20 minutes outside town. Take left onto Y290 off route 9. Expansive open cave that you walk through. Learn about prehistical miladon creatures. Worth the nominal entrance fee. Walk to Silva del Diablo was enjoyable with good views from tall rock. Smaller caves not that impressive unless you want longer walk.
Written 22 February 2020
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Bob H
Poole, UK99 contributions
A fascinating cave that is worth visiting, both from its size, and geological history
Jan 2020
There is a pathway around the inside of the cave, with vantage points explaining the history and geology.
Written 16 February 2020
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Giel1985
Nijmegen, The Netherlands83 contributions
Visit all three caves!
Feb 2020 • Couples
There’s 3 caves you can visit. We visited the main one first, which was really nice and interesting, but didn’t take much time (30-40 minutes or so). The day after we came back for the hike to the other 2 caves, which we really enjoyed. It took us about 2,5 hours and there’s some very nice views and beautiful nature. We only ran into one other group on this hike, so a good way to escape the crowds that visit the main cave as well.
Written 11 February 2020
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Bill M
Springfield, MO308 contributions
Huge open cave with vistas all around
Dec 2019
On the way to Torres del Paine National Park, we stopped for an hour walking tour of Cueva del Milodón. From the parking lot, things look unassuming. But as you walk up the path to the cave you are first struck with the beauty of the surrounding mountains. Then you turn the corner and see this massive opening and understand why this might be the most important paleontological and archaeological site in Southern Patagonia. We marveled as we took the circular route through the cave where remains of a prehistoric ground sloth (Milodón) were found in 1895.
We stopped in the center for a picture with the sloth statute. Even the claustrophobic can visit this cave – you are never fully shut out of the open. Invest the hour or two in this visit and you won’t be disappointed.
Written 2 February 2020
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