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Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science

1717 West 12th Street, Davenport, IA 52804
563-324-1933
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Davenport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Theaters
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Davenport, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I took our 10 and 8 YO granddaughters and we ALL had a great time! There is really a LOT to see and do. Lots of hands-on for the kids and plenty to interest the adults. My husband was especially glad we went on a Monarch butterfly day, so we got to take home caterpillars to feed... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great time with our granddaughter... LOTS of hands on science for her. Well worth the money and time (she wanted to stay forever). The bathrooms were spotless (always a plus). The super large screen movies (3-D) are great too, but make it two trips - no better make it three. There is just too much to see and do...

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Davenport, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Reasonably priced ! Great Service ! A place i would strongly recommend. Always a family favorite ! Fun place for the kids

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Davenport, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

They change some things up every few months! The Imax is really nice and the movies are great quality. During the summer they offer $1 admission Mondays (doesn't include movie or special exhibits).

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Displays were interesting but no signage or directions found from section to section of museum. We were a bit confused as where to go and missed several exhibits.

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Hillsboro, OR
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum is a wonderful place to go to learn about the Indian culture of Iowa. Also geology information. The kids love it. They also have a mummy of a 16 yr old prince.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is great! My 12 year old loves it and we regularly see kids of all ages there being engaged and interested. There are LOTS of hands-on things to stimulate their curiosity as well as exhibits dealing with Egypt, Asia, Native Americans, animals, geodes, etc. There is also an IMAX theater.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The kids had an absolute blast at the Putnam. We stayed for most of the day, and there was plenty to keep them busy. I like how they change things around so it's new every trip back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

i have gone here since i was born my fondest memory as a child was the egyptian mummy exhibit they used to have but the imax is awesome

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Giant screen theater, reel deal, special exhibits for Diana and Titanic, summer camps, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, history. Hands on learning exhibits. World adventure series. The museum provides it all at a reasonable cost. You can spend an hour or all day depending on why you are there.

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