Museums in Cancun

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Cancun is one of the most popular spots for Americans looking for a fun and exciting Spring break spot. Believe it or not, Cancun's not just a place for drunk college students. The city has a long and interesting history and its cultural scene has been in bloom for a long time. It has many museums, all of which are worth visiting, whether or not you're there for Spring break.

Archaelogical Museum of Cancun

Erected in 1982, the Archaelogical Museum is dedicated to Mexico's pre-colonial past. The museum includes more than 800 items from the Mayan era, dug up at the archaelogical sites in Tulum, El Rey and Coba. This collection includes sculptures and ceramics and has both a temporary and permanent collection. The museum was unfortunately damaged in the 1988 Hurricane, and spent the next 6 years closed to the public. Re-opened currently, the Archaelogical Museum of Cancun is one of the best ways to spend your time in Cancun. Located near the Convention Center, it's open all week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano

 If you're interested in Mexican popular art, you couldn't find a better museum in the country. Although it's small, it's filled with interesting objects of all sorts--from instruments to toys. This is one of the best museums in Mexico and due to its affiliation with the Mexican government, the museum is free and open every day of the week. There really isn't a better way to understand Mexico's true culture than to take a trip to this museum.

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