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Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Address: 1680 E. 15th Ave, Eugene, OR
Phone Number: 541-346-3024
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Ranked #11 of 23 Attractions in Eugene
Type: Museums
Owner description: And you thought your sneakers were in rough shape: this museum's best-known artifact is a pair of...
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: And you thought your sneakers were in rough shape: this museum's best-known artifact is a pair of 9,000 year-old shoes.

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Oregon
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138 reviews 138 reviews
43 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The first Friday of September 2014, while visiting Eugene, Oregon, I went to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History on the University of Oregon campus. Just so happens, on the first Friday of the month, admission is free (regular adult admission is $5). Maybe it is because I've lived in Oregon all my life and have been to a... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been to the Museum several times, and each time, I see something new and interesting. There is a neat, small gift shop full of treasures that is fun to browse in. Ah Ha!-neat Christmas ideas. I bought me a book and a bracelet. The book was "Roadside Geology of Oregon", great pictures and information. There are people that... More 

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Springfield
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107 reviews 107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Something for everyone with permanent and changing exhibits. Hands on for younger kids and has never been crowded when we have visited.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The admission was only $5 and so many things to see. There is a parking lot next to the building and they will give you a parking pass so you don't have to worry about a parking meter. Very nice volunteer docents to give you all kinds of extra information.

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Eugene, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This small, high quality museum has a good collection of Oregon artifacts including the about 10,000 year old reed shoes found at Fort Rock caves in 1938. Displays help you imagine how the first people lived at the end of the ice ages, and much later. Informative enough for a sophisticated adult but well presented in a fashion even the... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Truly enjoyed the museum. Very educational and packed with history of the area. Displays were authentic and descriptive. We learned things that made us appreciate the past cultures.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For history buffs, this place is cool. The kids will like it too since there are plenty of interactive exhibits for the kids to play with. If you casually go through it, it'll take an hour. If you really want to explore everything, give it 2 to 3 hours. Parking is a little limited nearby. But if you can walk... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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125 reviews 125 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was able to get to the museum on Free Friday, which made me extra happy. I like the layout. I learned a lot about Oregon and understand a howl lot more about how Oregon was formed. The cultural portion of the museum was very interesting too, from pre-European contact times of the Nations First People to more recent culture--very... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It is small and full of informational dioramas about the Native American populations in our area. There are also hands on areas about geology and animal life. We go because they often have special events and displays, the docents are great and the activities are fun. The gift shop has handmade items and the usual stuff too. And remember...Prince Pucklers... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very well put together, and visually pleasing Museum. Great place to visit if you haven't spent much time in Oregon. Great Native American section with lots of great cultural material covered. A revolving section with new, and interesting exhibits every 3 , or 4 months.

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