Occupying the former storehouses of the Asociación Rural de Tierra del Fuego, the Museo de La Ciudad Virginia Choquintel (Alberdi 555, tel. 02964/42-1767, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 3–7 p.m. Sat., free) does a lot with a little, with good materials on natural history, sophisticated exhibits on ethnology and aboriginal subsistence, and historic displays on maps and mapmaking, island communications, and astronomy.
Río Grande  has few architectural landmarks—or few buildings of any antiquity for that matter—but the Obras Sanitarias water- works tower (Lasserre 386), at the Plaza’s northeast corner, dates from the Juan Perón era (circa 1954).
El Cine 1 & 2 (Perito Moreno 211, tel. 02962/43-3260) shows current films in modern facilities, but it sometimes cranks up the volume to excruciating levels—bring or improvise ear plugs, just in case.