Attractions in Chaguanas

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The largest and fastest growing town on Tobago, Chaguanas has also been expanding in the world of tourism in recent years as well thanks to the number of attraction that are available for tourists to take advantage.  Whether you find interest in learning about local culture through such sites as the National Museum, or you prefer to spend your days with regional flora and fauna at a national park, there are numerous ways to keep every day of your getaway packed with activity. 

Museums

If you like to explore other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Chaguanas.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection. It is found within House of Angostura and located 9.3 mi. North-Northwest of central Chaguanas. You can typically tour the property between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Another landmark worth visiting is Central Bank Money Museum. It is found in downtown Port of Spain, 10.6 mi. Northwest of central Chaguanas. The Money Museum has three main rooms that will take visitors through three different topics. The first room deals with money in general, and how it has evolved around the world from simple stones to gold, and today to paper currency, debit and credit cards, and completely electronic currency.

The following table provides you with some key facts regarding a few museums you might enjoy nearby.

Museums Near Chaguanas
Name Phone Location
Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection (868) 623-1841 ext. 255 9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Chaguanas
Central Bank Money Museum (868) 625-2601 ext. 2151 Downtown Port of Spain, 10.6 mi. Northwest of Central Chaguanas

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy learning about the history of foreign countries, you might want to visit a historical site while vacationing in Chaguanas.

Fort Picton is a historical site close to Chaguanas. Built by the British in 1797 fearing an imminent invasion by France or Spain, Fort Picton was the solution. The island's governor hoped that this single fort would be enough to hold off the other European empires.

Historic Sites Near Chaguanas
Name Type Phone Location Island
Fort Picton Historical Site -- 9.9 mi. Northwest of Central Chaguanas Trinidad

Natural Attractions

Caroni Bird Sanctuary

One of the frequently visited outdoor tourist attractions is Caroni Bird Sanctuary. <p>The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is a swamp popular among eco tourists for its plentiful offering of bird watching opportunities.</p>

Caroni Lagoon National Park is another site that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors. <p>One of the few popular natural attractions on Trinidad, the Caroni Lagoon National Park makes up for the lack of other parks by packing a intense and wildlife full experience in this one. Guests hoping to see animals up close will not be disappointed.</p>

Fortunately, there are many other nature attractions. Click on this link to visit our page dedicated to natural attractions near Chaguanas.

Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Visitors hoping to try their luck in some gaming action will find lots of venues where they can do so in and near the area.

Island Club Casino has dining on-site, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after you hit the gaming floor. A favored casino on Trinidad, Island Club Casino has both live games, electronic games, and slot machines available so locals and tourists alike can play the night away, trying to see if they have what it takes to win it all.

Fortunately, there are plenty of other choices. Make your way to this page about gaming in and near Chaguanas if you want to get additional information.

 

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