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

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#2 of 27 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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  • It's my second visit, I love this place; there are three more caves and a viewpoint that you can also visit, it is a beautiful place to think about how life was thousands of years ago. It is well signposted, clean and well maintained
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  • I've been around 3 times and it's always surprising, the only thing that would improve is on the news signs, they're not made for people with problems in sight, they don't read well.
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  • Very nice place to visit alone, with friends or family. You learn a lot about prehistoric fauna. Plus, you can take great pictures!
  • Beautiful historic and natural place..a must do if you are travelling to Torres del Paine
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