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Museum of Natural History

Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
785-864-4450
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Lawrence
Type: Natural History Museums
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Leawood, Kansas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I have been going to the museum for over 40 years. I have taken my children here ,now grandchildren. Even intresting for toddlers. For people of all ages ! Fantastic dioramas. Snakes and bee exhibits. Alot of local history. A must see if in Lawrence.

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KC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Having moved here from Nebraska via Missouri, I was pleased to find this museum to learn more about Kansas and to share it with my children.

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Hays, Kansas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

The diorama is fantastic, especially from the above view. I won't spoil the other exhibits. We felt a little spoiled since the Sternberg in Hays much of the same big fish, but of course here has much much more.

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

...and you can do all your Christmas shopping in the gift shop. Winner. Also, entrance fee is a donation, so you can pay what it's worth. If you're broke, go in for free and send a donation later.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Dyche Museum was my favorite place to go as a child. The same is true for my children. Visitors may view the stuffed remains of Comanche, the horse ridden into the Battle of Little Bighorn by Myles Keough. The dioramas are beautiful and interesting, especially the one that can also be viewed looking down from the floor above. The live... More

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Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a good museum for rainy/snowy day, as it has some interesting things in it. But overall it is a bit gloomy and feel somewhat outdated in today's nice museums.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I've been to the Natural History Museum lots of times! Kids will enjoy it, and adults. It's worth a visit!

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Lenexa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A nice family attraction. Three floors, well organized. Loved the dinosaur skeleton, the bee house with outside access, the taxidermy animals and the various snakes & birds downstairs. Very interesting!

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Lenexa, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Dated exhibits. Department of Paleontology shares the space. With a large student population to help refurbish exhibits, and knowledgeable professors and staff , there is no excuse for such out of date and out of touch exhibits. The scavenger hunt for kids was useful and entertained the kids. The insect zoo was laughable, few insects, dead insects, etc. In short,... More

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Greeley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

:) History of collection interesting. Kids seemed to enjoy themselves. :( Old displays. Adults may get bored.

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