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University of Nebraska State Museum

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Address: 307 Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 402-472-2642
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  Museum with exhibits about life on the plains.

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good place to visit

this place is a good place to visit. plan on a good half day in order to take in everything. there is admission fee. it is worth it. they have really updated this place in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bill G
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this place is a good place to visit. plan on a good half day in order to take in everything. there is admission fee. it is worth it. they have really updated this place in recent years.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very fun and educational museum especially if you have little kids that love dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. There is also a fun kids play area where children are able to play with pelts and bones of animals. There is a really fun sensory table that tests your sense of smell with everything as yummy as Juniper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

If you have an interest in fossils and prehistoric life, this facility is one of the handful of "must see" museums in the country. The hall of mounted skeletons of prehistoric elephants and their relatives is world famous and contains the largest mammoth skeleton on display anywhere. Other halls contain fossils of other Ice Age mammals and there are even... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is one of the best Museums that I have been to. It ranks with one of the Smithsonians in Washington D.C. it is that good. Did I mention that I liked it?

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Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This museum has a pretty good selection of skeletons of mammoths and other animals. Interesting facts on excavating specimen are on display along with samples and photos. There is a big section about animals native to Nebraska and also a huge collection of different rocks and minerals. Very interesting was the exhibit about Native Americans and I enjoyed seeing the... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great place to go. Educational and I even learned a few things at my age (50's) when I went along on a field trip last year

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place is Great it will really surprise you and your kids. The information in this museum is so interesting. This Musum kept my grandsons entertained for quite a while

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New Berlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were impressed with the presentation of fossils, ancient skeletons and other exhibits of paleontology. The explanations were clear. The elephant hall, with mastodon and mammoth skeletons was amazing.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This natural history museum is tucked into Morrill Hall on the UNL campus. Aside from the huge wooly mammoth statue outside, there is little advertising. But once inside, we were pleasantly surprised by the collection. With 2 floors and several rooms you can easily spend an hour or two. At $6 (and free for students) it's a good value.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Parking is a challenge because it is on a University campus, however once we entered the museum, those at the front desk were extremely helpful to find parking. When all the "museum stalls" are full, you are allowed to park in the faculty/staff parking lot right out front. It is a wonderful place to take the family and spent a... More 

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