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University of Nebraska State Museum

307 Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #11 of 33 attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Description: Museum with exhibits about life on the plains.
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Arlington, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

My husband, I and our adult daughter spent a wonderful two or three hours at this museum. The cost was very reasonable, the exhibits were well kept up, attractive and interesting. We learned some things we didn't know and had fun exploring the different rooms. The museum has a terrific collection of fossils and skeletons, and when we were there,... More

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LIncoln, NE
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a wonderful museum, very reasonable admittance charge, and lots of fun for all ages. Children of all ages as well as adults can enjoy this experience. And what better, you also get to catch a glimpse of our Memorial Stadium where the Huskers play. Or just wander around the University of Nebraska's campus.

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Limerick, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Nebraska has an abundance of fossils and this is made very clear in the wide variety on display here. The museum is situated on a university campus so even the walk to it is quite pleasant. This is well worth a visit.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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248 reviews 248 reviews
192 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really enjoyed the large collection of fossils they have. The animal dioramas down on the first floor were also nice. I'm not much into space, but the planetarium was really just one small room. They do have a theater for the planetarium shows. They also have a large collection of rocks and minerals. This is a nice place to... More

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Carl Junction, Mo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a nice place to spend the afternoon and several areas change frequently. The have a great selection of fossils and Native American artifacts. An area downstairs houses a fun, interactive area for younger kids. Our son could spend hours looking at the rocks/minerals exhibit. Very reasonable fee and a nice gift shop. Try to avoid a field trip... More

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Sacramento, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The museum was nice. Some good things to look at. But my goodness the amount of little children running around and yelling was out of control! If you want a quiet time at the museum I would suggest calling ahead and asking how many field trips are expected that day. :-)

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

World class collection of mastodons, and plains animals from the ice age era. Well presented and just plain fun to see.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Dinosaurs, mammoths, a planetarium... you name it, this place was made for my 4 and 7 year old boys. It has everything they love all in one place. We even had my son's 5th birthday party here and it was AWESOME!

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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a hidden gem on the main campus of the University of Nebraska. Free parking outside the museum at 14th and Vine. The admission was reasonable and we bought tickets for a 7pm Planetarium show also. Bones galore and some very good interactive exhibits. The show we saw was Into the Deep and it was very short and the... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The place is hard to find or at least was for us having never been to Lincoln, NE. There was construction on the stadium so that may have been part of the problem. We paid quite a bit for what you get in my opinion. Pretty boring. I would skip this if I could do it again.

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