Start at government headquarters. The Rio Branco palace, built in 1930, in neoclassic style, has a collection that portrays the history of Acre, the battles of the rubber extractors, and the life of Chico Mendes.
Take a walk on the Gameleira boardwalk, on the shores of the Acre River, where the city started. There, in 1882, the first rubber tree plantation was founded, starting the region’s occupation. The gameleira (ficus tree) was already there and saw the whole thing.
If you have time, visit the Parque da Maternidade (Maternity Park), Casa do Artesão (House of the Craftsman), Parque Ambiental Chico Mendes (Chico Mendes Environmental Park) – and above all, the Museu da Borracha (Rubber Museum). During the dry season, enjoy the Amapá River beaches, about 10km (6 mi) from downtown.