Top Choice Museum in El Calafate


Unique and exciting, this gorgeous museum illuminates the world of ice. Displays and bilingual films show how glaciers form, along with documentaries on continental ice expeditions and stark meditations on climate c…
Museum in El Calafate

Museo de El Calafate

In shuffled disrepair, Museo de El Calafate displays arrowheads, stuffed penguins and early photographs. Don’t miss the DVD on view, put on constant rotation at the museum, showcasing the greatest glacial ice ruptur…
Museum in Trevelin

Museo Regional Andes

Occupies the restored remains of a 1922 grain mill. At the time of research it was closed for renovation. It’s a couple of blocks east of the plaza, at the end of 25 de Mayo.
in Bosque Petrificado Sarmiento

Museo Regional Desiderio Torres

Housed in the atmospheric old train station, the Museo Regional Desiderio Torres offers interesting archaeological and paleontological displays, as well as indigenous artifacts with an emphasis on weaving.
Museum in Esquel

Museo de Culturas Originarias Patagónicas

Displays a modest collection of Mapuche artifacts; La Trochita stops here, 20km east of Esquel.
in Cholila

Museo Leleque

The Museo Leleque has many Mapuche artifacts and narrates the history of the region from the perspective of the Benetton family.
Archaeological Site in Inland Patagonia

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 paintings cover recesses in the near-vertical walls with imprints o…
Museum in El Calafate

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 for a post-tour mate (a bitter ritual tea).
Museum in Esquel

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 tour agencies sell tickets for roundtrip rides on the antiqu…
Wildlife Reserve in El Calafate

Reserva Natural Laguna Nimez

Prime avian habitat alongside the lakeshore north of town, with a self-guided trail and staffed Casa Verde information hut with binocular rental. It’s a great place to spot flamingos – but watching birds from El Cal…