Must see attractions in Inland Patagonia

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    Glaciar Perito Moreno

    Among the Earth's most dynamic and accessible ice fields, Glaciar Perito Moreno is the stunning centerpiece of the southern sector of Parque Nacional Los…

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    Glaciarium

    Unique and exciting, this gorgeous museum illuminates the world of ice. Displays and bilingual films show how glaciers form, along with documentaries on…

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    Portal La Ascensión

    An outstanding addition to Parque Nacional Patagonia, this historic estancia on Lago Buenos Aires has an information center, lakeside car camping and a…

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    Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

    Among the Earth’s most dynamic and accessible ice fields, Glaciar Perito Moreno is the stunning centerpiece of the southern sector of Parque Nacional Los…

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    Cueva de las Manos

    The incredible rock art of Cueva de las Manos was proclaimed a Unesco World Heritage site in 1999. Dating from about 7370 BC, these polychrome rock…

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    Reserva Los Huemules

    This private 56-sq-km reserve protects the endangered huemul deer. There's 25km of marked trails. Stop by the visitor center to check in. It’s 17km beyond…

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    Parque Nacional Patagonia

    Out on the steppe, this 530-sq-km park was created in 2015 primarily to protect the maca tobiano, an endangered grebe brought to the brink of extinction…

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    Parque Nacional Perito Moreno

    Wild and windblown, Parque Nacional Perito Moreno is an adventurer’s dream. Approaching from the steppe, the massive snowcapped peaks of the Sierra…

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    Parque Nacional Los Alerces

    This collection of spry creeks, verdant mountains and mirror lakes resonates as unadulterated Andes. West of Esquel, this 2630-sq-km park protects some of…

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    Bosque Petrificado Sarmiento

    Fallen giants are scattered in a pale sandstone landscape at this petrified forest, 30km southeast of Sarmiento off RN 26. From the visitor center, a…

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    Reserva Natural Laguna Nimez

    Reserva Natural Laguna Nimez is a prime avian habitat alongside the lakeshore north of El Calafate, with a self-guided trail and staffed Casa Verde…

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    Museo del Tren

    Just outside town, this train museum is in the Roca train station where La Trochita, Argentina’s famous narrow-gauge steam train, stops. In summer several…

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    Centro de Interpretacíon Historico

    Small but informative, with a skeleton mold of Austroraptor cabazai (found nearby) and Patagonian history displays. The friendly host invites museum-goers…

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    Capilla de los Escaladores

    A simple chapel of Austrian design memorializes the many climbers who have lost their lives to the precarious peaks since 1953.

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    Museo Regional Andes

    Displaying pioneer artifacts, this museum occupies the restored remains of a 1922 grain mill. It’s a couple of blocks east of Trevelin's plaza, at the end…