• Museo de la Cultura Maya (Chetumal; tel. 983/832-6838): This modern museum, one of the best in the country, explores Maya archaeology, architecture, history, and mythology. It has interactive exhibits and a glass floor that allows visitors to walk above replicas of Maya sites.
  • Museo Regional de Antropología (Mérida; tel. 999/923-0557): Housed in the Palacio Cantón, one of the most beautiful 19th-century mansions in a city overendowed with beautiful mansions, this museum showcases local archaeology and anthropological studies in handsome exhibits.
  • Parque-Museo La Venta (Villahermosa; tel. 993/314-1652): The Olmec, considered Mexico's mother culture, are the subject of this park/museum, which features the magnificent stone remains that were removed from the La Venta site not far away. Stroll through a jungle setting where tropical birds alight, and examine the giant carved stone heads of the mysterious Olmec.

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