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Learning About The History of Mining at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

Once we were done having a delicious lunch at Cafe El Triunfo, we walked next door to visit the Museo Ruta de Plata. We entered the museum into a gift shop and paid the entrance fee (100 pesos) to explore the museum.

Museo Ruta de Plata is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich mining heritage and settlement of the region, the private museum focuses on the period between 1750 and 1930. The Ruta de Plata region encompasses the entire Cape Region on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Bringing history to life, their emphasis is on the La Paz Municipality, the 4th largest municipality by area in Mexico, and includes villages, towns and countryside spanning the width of the peninsula, from the Pacific Coast across to the Gulf of California.

Our visit started by watching an informative video that told us all about the mining town, and the history mining along the California Baja Peninsula (the video is in English and Spanish). I learned so much that I never knew before while watching the short 15 minute video, and it got me excited about learning more in the museum.

We then walked into a courtyard where there was many tables to rest and relax, restaurant El Minero de El Triunfo. Everything that I had read online about this restaurant was that it was just a bar, when in fact, it is actually a beautiful restaurant (with a bar). There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and the menu features mostly American cuisine with a few local specialties.

Along with the restaurant, there are some fun photo opportunities that you’ll not want to miss experiencing with your children.

In the courtyard is the entrance to the museum where my children could of spent all day learning about gold and silver mining. The museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich mining history and settlement of the Cape Region of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. It was large and had many interactive experiences that made learning about mining fun for the children.

In the back of the museum was my kids favorite interactive experience where they got to pretend to blow the mining hole and see a little movie through a small peep hole. All of the exhibits inside of the museum feature both English and Spanish.

After visiting the museum, we went for a walk around La Ramona where we continued to learn more about the history of mining. I recommend planning at least an hour to fully experience the museum. It is a wonderful place to enjoy a bite to eat, learn about the history of mining and to create memories with your family. The museums is located at Calle Ayuntamiento (Progreso y Márquez de León), El Triunfo, Baja California Sur, 23210, MÉXICO. It is open 6 days per week, 10am to 5pm, and closed on Tuesdays. The cost is 100 pesos per person.

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