Top Choice Museum in Ushuaia

Museo Marítimo & Museo del Presidio

Convicts were transferred from Isla de los Estados (Staten Island) to Ushuaia in 1906 to build this national prison, finished in 1920. The cells, designed for 380 inmates, held up to 800 before closing in 1947. Famo…
Museum in Tolhuin & Lago Fagnano

Museo Histórico Kami

If you make one stop in Tolhuin, check out this museum, especially worthwhile for Spanish speakers. A former 1920s police post, the little house is now dedicated to regional history, starting with the Selk'nam. One …
Museum in Ushuaia

Museo Yamaná

Small but carefully tended, this museum has an excellent overview of the Yahgan (Yamaná) way of life. It delves into their survival in harsh weather without clothing, why only women swam and how campfires were kept …
Amusement Park in Tolhuin & Lago Fagnano

Parque Hain

The product of a creative mind that never sleeps, this offbeat playground is styled entirely from recycled materials, namely 5000 wooden palettes, tires fashioned into playforms and bottles forming decorative motifs…
Museum in Ushuaia

Museo del Fin del Mundo

Built in 1903, this former bank contains exhibits on Fuegian natural history, stuffed birdlife, life of natives and early penal colonies, and replicas of moderate interest. Guided visits are at 11am and 3:30pm.
Park in Ushuaia

Parque Yatana Park

Part art project, part urban refuge, a city block of lenga forest is preserved from encroaching development by one determined family.
Historic Building in Ushuaia

Casa Beban

Casa Beban was built in 1911 using parts ordered from Sweden, and sometimes hosts local art exhibits.
Historic Building in Ushuaia

Legislatura Provincial

The 1894 Legislatura Provincial was the governor’s official residence.
Church in Ushuaia

Iglesia de la Merced

The century-old Iglesia de la Merced was built with convict labor.
National Park in Tierra del Fuego

Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego

West of Ushuaia some 12km along RN3, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego was Argentina’s first coastal national park and extends 630 sq km from the Beagle Channel in the south to beyond Lago Fagnano (also known as Lago…