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"The Museo Nacional de Costa Rica is located in the former Bellavista Military Barracks, an old fort where bullet holes can still be seen on the building. This makes el museo nacional a living piece of civil war history. The museum has exhibits highlighting Costa Rican natural history, anthropology, archaeology, and history. There is also a butterfly garden located in the museum. One exhibit delineates Costa Rican history in a timeline from Pre-Colombian times to the present. Another interesting exhibit shows how they transformed the fort into a museum."
"The National Museum provides a solid, all-around sampling of the archaeological, historical, and natural wonders of Costa Rica from pre-Columbian times to the present."

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