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There are several museums worth looking at if bad weather forces you indoors and the most fascinating is Museo del Fin del Mundo (along the seafront at Maipú y Rivadavia, T02901-421863, www.tierradel fuego.org.ar/museo, Nov-Apr daily 0900-2000, May-Oct Mon-Sat 1200-1900, US$5) in the 1912 bank building, which tells the history of the town through a small collection of carefully chosen exhibits on the indigenous groups, missionaries, pioneers and ship- wrecks, together with nearly all the birds of Tierra del Fuego (stuffed), and you can get an ‘end of the world museum’ stamp in your passport. There are helpful and informed staff, and also an extensive reference library. Recommended. Further east, the old prison, Presidio, at the back of the Naval Base, houses the Museo Marítimo (Yaganes y Gobernador Paz, www.museo maritimo.com, daily 0900-2000, US$12, ticket valid 48 hrs) with models and artefacts from seafaring days, and, in the cells of most of the five wings of the huge building, the Museo Penitenciario, which details the history of the prison. Excellent guided visits (in Spanish only) also include a tour of the lighthouse (a life-size repliace of the original) that inspired Jules Verne’s novel. Recommended. Much smaller is Museo Yámana (Rivadavia 56, T02901-422874, http://www.tierradelfuego.org.ar/mundoyamana, daily 1000-2000 high season, 1200-1900 in low season, US$3.50) has interesting scale models showing scenes of everyday life of Yámana people and the geological evolution of the island, also interesting and recommended.

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  • Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego

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    The most southerly town in the world, Ushuaia’s setting is spectacular. Its brightly coloured hou...

  • Oficina Antártica

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    The tourist information office (San Martín 674, corner with Fadul, T/F02901-424550, www.e-ushuaia...

  • Museo Yámana

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    It’s easy to walk around the town in a morning, since all its sights are close together. You’ll f...

  • Cerro Castor

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    The most southerly town in the world, Ushuaia’s setting is spectacular. Its brightly coloured hou...

  • Museo Marítimo

    1 votes

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    There are several museums worth looking at if bad weather forces you indoors and the most fascina...

  • Cerro Martial

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    For exhilarating views along the Beagle Channel and to Isla Navarino beyond, don’t miss a trip on...

  • Museo del Fin del Mundo

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    It’s easy to walk around the town in a morning, since all its sights are close together. You’ll f...

  • Tren del Fin del Mundo

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    The Tren del Fin del Mundo (station 8 km west of Ushuaia (bus US$2 from Maipú and Roca, taxi US$3...

  • Cabo de Hornos

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  • Aeropuerto Internacional Malvinas Argentinas

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    The airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Malvinas Argentinas (T02901- 423970 for information) is 4 k...

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