• Museo Militar Central
Located 15 kilometres from the city of Rivadavia, was founded by an immigrant family as a tribute to their new land. It is the only private military historical museum of Argentina; it keeps pieces, clothing, vehicles and weaponry dating from the era of San Martín governorship, the 1st and the 2nd World Wars, and also from the Malvinas War. Its most famous pieces are a horse saddle from General Peron and a fragment of sable which was ported by the General San Martin when he freed Argentina, Chile and Peru.
The Museum offers the visitors from accommodation and food services to excursions, guided tours and basic survival courses.
Visits (by appointment): Monday to Friday from 9 to 19 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 19. Address: Colombo s / n, La Central. Tel: (02623) 1566-2003
• Museo Histórico Municipal Ramon Perez Fernandez
It has folk, historical and religious objects related to the history of the department.
The aim of the museum is to rescue, preserve and enrich the assets of the community of Rivadavia. It has religious objects, antique clothing, hats, and a gallery of mayors and queens of the harvest, documents, photographs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ancient machinery, as well as various elements provided by its neighbours.
Sarmiento 300 – (02623) 444544/45
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 9:00pm / Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
• Museo Americanistas ” Valle de Uyata ” – Casa del Artesano.
There is a complete collection of indigenous crafts and reproductions in ceramics, stone and metal, musical instruments from different American countriess, Creole and indigenous clothing and tools from Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Besides, it houses archaeological objects belonging to cultures such as Huarpes, Araucana and from the Argentine Northwest. In addition, there is a collection of colonial antique. There the visitors can buy reproductions of Huarpes pottery work made by a local artist.
Address: Fausto Arenas 337. Tel: (02623) 446-242