Dominican Amber Museum, Puerto Plata

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Admire an array of fossils at Dominican Amber Museum. Opened in 1982, the museum was established by the Costa family and American paleontologist Brandt Ghepart. Situated in a Victorian style colonial era mansion, it houses more than a thousand pieces of Dominican amber. Take a tour of the interior to see the extensive collection of the semi-precious material, some containing insect, plant, or lizard fossils. After the tour, you can pay a visit to the gift shop, where you can purchase souvenirs and pieces of amber. Use our Puerto Plata tour site to arrange your visit to Dominican Amber Museum and other attractions in Puerto Plata.
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  • I went with my grandma and two little brothers age 7 and 9. The building is beautiful! Our guide Tatiana was amazing her English is really good even the little boys mentioned how friendly she was...  more »
  • If youre a fan of rare stones, especially amber, this is one place you'll enjoy visiting. They give you a history lesson on how the stones are mined and how they came about, with a brief live...  more »
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  • This was fantastic, very interesting seeing insects in amber millions of years old.
  • It was pretty neat and only $1. Definitely something to do if you’re in the area.

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