Fodor's Expert Review Musée d’Archéologie Précolombienne et de Préhistoire
A hidden treasure with an unassuming entrance, it is just down the street from the hotel l’Imperatrice. A multistory archaeological museum, it houses some 2,000 artifacts that go way back to the era when Indians were the indigenous inhabitants. If luck is with you, an English-speaking guide will make it all come alive. Young boys take to this museum, "digging" the early peashooters, poison darts, hammocks that took a year to make, and the shaman's headdress. Women are fascinated by the jewelry fashioned from natural materials, boar tusks, and exotic bird feathers. A good time to sample this dose of prehistory is on a typically hot city day, for the air-conditioning is frigid.