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Rio Gallegos is surprisingly rich in museums, with eight spanning the many facets of its history and culture. Nature lovers can birdwatch along the Reserva Costera Urbana within the city or head out to the country to hike at Laguna Azul, go trout fishing at the many waterways embroidering the landscape or visit the penguins at Cabo Vírgenes.  Punta Loyola is another destination for its boat tours and sport fishing. Historic estancias, like Monte Dinero, offer opportunities to learn about sheep farming, whether on a day trip or by lodging in their hostels.










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Pioneer Museum

Pioneer Museum

In Río Gallegos' oldest surviving building is Museo de los Pioneros. The house, built about 1890, was home first to Dr. Arthur Fenton and later to...

Museum
Río Gallegos, Argentina
Reserva Costera Urbana de Río Gallegos

Reserva Costera Urbana de Río Gallegos

Down along the city's seafront the low tide reveals marshlands and tidal flats stretching many kilometers south. Resting and...

Birdwatching
Río Gallegos, Argentina

Museo Padre Molina

Museo Padre Molina provides various galleries about the natural and human history of Argentina's southern Patagonia. The paleontology displays focus...

Museum
Río Gallegos, Argentina

Punta Loyola and Isla Deseada

On the delta of the Río Gallegos is Punta Loyola. Here is Puerto Illía, the last port of continental Argentina. On the horizon are rigs exploiting...

Boating
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Fishing around Río Gallegos

Anglers can practice their favorite sport in the crystalline rivers surrounding Río Gallegos. From November through April, avid...

Other Activity
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Laguna Azul

Out on the Patagonian steppe rises an ancient volcano whose rough, basaltic rim is studded with colorful lichens. Within its...

Hiking
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Reserva Provincial Cabo Vírgenes

This far southeast corner of South America called Cabo Vírgenes is scattered with the remains of human endeavors. Here are the...

Other Activity
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Estancia Monte Dinero

This sheep ranch was originally founded by Irishman Greenshyls and his wife, Emma McMunn, who called it the Luckacho Sheep...

Other Activity
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Río Gallegos’ Museums

Each day of the week, you can choose a different museum to explore in Río Gallegos. They are open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,...

Museum
Río Gallegos, Argentina
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