Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

3.9
#2 of 26 in Parks in Magallanes Region
Stare into the jagged-toothed mouth of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and find out if you have the courage to enter a mysterious cave. A natural monument, the 200 m (656 ft) long cave stands out not so much for its scenic beauty, but for its archeological importance. It was here that the best-preserved remains of the mylodon, a genus of giant sloth that became extinct more than 10,000 years ago, were found. Weighing in at over 2,500 kg (5,511 lb), the beast would have made for an intimidating foe. Look out for the life-size statue of the enormous ground sloth, built in memory of the discovery. Take a look at our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Not a must. However, I would recommend it to families with young children. It will spike their immahination. Take note that entry fee ( 8000 CLP) is not included in park's fee.  more »
  • Caves located just 20 minutes outside town. Take left onto Y290 off route 9. Expansive open cave that you walk through. Learn about prehistical miladon creatures. Worth the nominal entrance fee...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed Mylodon Cave and their displays. Fascinating information about prehistoric people and animals that inhabitated this area 11,000 years ago as last ice age was ending. This was final region of our six inhabitable continents that modern humans finally reached.
  • Thank you milodones for all your hard work. You are the best and we love your cave. Please return sometime, we miss you.
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