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Cueva del Milodon - Monument Puerto Natales - Chile

Monumento Nacional Cueva del Milodón is a massive cave where, in 1895, the remains of a three meter ground sloth were discovered. The slow-moving milodón now resides in London, but a cheesy plastic replica serves as a reminder of this prehistoric marvel. The Cueva became a national monument in 1968 and today is one of the most important archaeological sites in Patagonia.

24 km northeast of Puerto Natales on route 9 northbound
Puerto Natales, Chile


Getting There
From Puerto Natales, you can either hop on a bus heading to Torres del Paine national park, and ask to be let off at the entrance to the monument, or you can arrange to see the caves with a tour agency in town (about $5 per person, plus the $3 entrance fe

Open Hours from: 8:30 a.m to 6 p.m. (low season) / 8:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. (high season)

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E-mail: Administrator: jovito.gonzalez(at)

06 May 2009

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