Cueva del Milodon

Cueva del Milodon, Puerto Natales: Address, Phone Number, Cueva del Milodon Reviews: 4/5

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Dean A
Sheffield, UK204 contributions
OK, but not really a "must". Main cave is a short walk from parking area. Entrance fee is around CLP 8000, and it's cards only - no cash accepted. The combination of poor internet conection and my UK credit card meant the transaction wouldn't go through, so the exasperated people on the ticket desk just said to go in - it's free. Word of warning there about using non-chilean credit cards. Sometimes they work, other times they don't, so never put yourself in a situation where you have to rely on them. Have cash too. The cave was OK, the viewpoint on the hill above the cave was worth the walk. I didn't get chance to explore the smaller caves - they're a bit of a trek.
Written 17 February 2022
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Denise
22 contributions
I had a great experience at the cave, but I would really suggest taking a guide. There is so much to learn about this amazing place that having someone knowledgeable really made the experience more enjoyable. I booked my tour with Tomas from X-plore Patagonia and highly recommend you do the same. He was genuinely excited to share his knowledge of the cave and all of the animals found in the area. You will love Milodon cave and Tomas!
Written 16 February 2022
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JDB
Scottsdale, AZ5,213 contributions
Buy your ticket before you go!!!! The staff there are beyond incompetent, lazy, who all need to wear helmets (welcome to Chile). We had one hour at the cave, 35 minutes checking in to register, re-register, connect to wifi, download forms, document and ID exchanges, bank transfers for payment because cash is useless, etc. all for a giant hole in the rock... We like caves, so we found it of interest. The giant main cave and the medium cave were awesome, skip the small one. Not worth it.
Written 18 November 2021
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Broscuta P
Vienna, Austria79 contributions
Family
there are 3 caves and a mirodor walking... so you can stay a few hours with the whole familly. Very nice one day trip for young children also.
Written 8 November 2021
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,842 contributions
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, CA1,038 contributions
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, UK260 contributions
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
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
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
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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