Another interesting stop is the Machado House Museum (Constitución 79) built in 1846. It originally was the home of the Canobbio family, Italian immigrants who lived on the upper level and used the ground level as a drugstore. Today, it has a collection of antique furniture, decoration, and Carnaval costumes. The aquarium (Av de los Deportes 111, behind Hotel Las Arenas, T669-981 7815, http://www.acuariomazatlan.gob.mx, just off the beach, open year-round 0900-1900, US$5) is the largest and most interesting in the country, with a huge collection of maritime life, including sea lions, sharks and blindfish. Mazagua Aquatic Park (Av Sábalo-Cerritos, T669-988 0041, http://mazagua.com) is a great family deal at only US$7.85 for all-day admission. The Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlán (Sixto Osuna 76, ½ a block from Hotel Freeman, US$0.65) is small but recommended, with an interesting collection covering the State of Sinaloa. One street over is the new and very colourful Mazatlán Art Museum (Carranza y Sixto Osuna , T669-985 3502) . The Mazatlán Arts and Crafts Centre (Gaviotas y Loaiza, T669-913 5022) has a huge selection of handicrafts from Mazatlán and all over Mexico; good quality, but not cheap.
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