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Museum of Natural History

Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
785-864-4450
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Lawrence
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I really dont think many people know what a gem of a museum they have right in their own back yard. Would love to know how many students go there. Anyway, it is a fun place to take kids and grandkids on a day out. Exhibits are very interesting.

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Newcastle, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This little museum in the old radio station at Lawrence is worth a look. They also have a blacksmith exhibition with demonstrations on certain times throughout the year. It is run by volunteers who do a fabulous job & are a wealth of information

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Leawood, Kansas
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162 reviews 162 reviews
68 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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