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Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science

Address: 1717 West 12th Street, Davenport, IA 52804
Phone Number: 563-324-1933
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Davenport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Theaters, Museums
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De Pere, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This museum preserves the regional history of this area and explores the relationship between the different cultures and science and how the past affects everyone. It gives us the ability to see a mummy,travel back in time, solve a crime(CSI the experience),walk through a Mississippi river cave and watch a movie on large Imax screen.

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davenport
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice museum for the town of Davenport. The kids really liked the mummies. Neat exhibits for a small town venue.

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Lincoln, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Really interesting displays and interactive items. Good for all ages. Difficult to find you way around and the map is not very clear, but if you don't mind wandering a bit, it's well worth your time.

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Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have had the opportunity to visit the museum many times over the past 10 years. The children I have attended with have always enjoyed all the museum has to offer. Every section has a different theme, so there is always something for all different interests. The IMAX theatre always has a great movie to see, too.

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Davenport, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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49 reviews 49 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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