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Museum of Natural and Cultural History

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Address: 1680 E. 15th Ave, Eugene, OR
Phone Number: 541-346-3024
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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And you thought your sneakers were in rough shape: this museum's best-known...

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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Well-done regional museum

What a delightful surprise among all the sports mania of Eugene! Very approachable and informative exhibits, wonderful hands-on experiences for children, focused strongly on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Priscilla W
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Jacksonville, Oregon
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Jacksonville, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delightful surprise among all the sports mania of Eugene! Very approachable and informative exhibits, wonderful hands-on experiences for children, focused strongly on Oregon and regional geology and culture. Commendably nuanced presentations of European settlers encountering and then uprooting native American cultures.

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Spearfish
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

On the university of Oregon campus, this a wonderfully interactive & educational facility to visit, young or old! Archeology is well explained with information,.photos & objects for sites around the state. Geology, similar format with instructions on accessing areas of interest. Information on pre- European people and a a lot of beautifully crafted baskets. Great graphics on earthquakes, volcano's &... More 

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Thank SDCooks
Oregon
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94 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This museum does a wonderful job of making natural history and it's relationship to human cultural accessible and fun for people of all ages. This museum has greatly expanded over the last few years and has done so in a high quality way. I particularly liked the Oregon road trip section which was fun for my toddler and had a... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

a little gem. Very interesting information presented well plus some interactive options. Explores local regions

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Pensacola, Florida
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very interesting Museum for those nature lovers and Native Americans of the Northwest. Highly recommended! Kids will enjoy the museum as well as those of us still kids at heart! Be prepared to get educated.

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Eugene, Oregon
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very informative and well kept. Interesting location and lots of good information available inside. Interesting building design as well.

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Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Quite the bargain too - discounted entry with our ticket from here to the Art Museum on campus was a bonus we didn't know about but it was worth every penny even if you don't double-up. Aside from the oldest shoe in the world that made the news recently there were plenty of artefacts from Native Americans and early Euro... More 

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London
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152 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The visit at this museum inside U of O was pretty excellent, especially with the help of a volunteer. A good hour to walk around and learn more about Oregon history, geology, anthropology, zoology and life stories. Definitely worth a visit for a smart hour.

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austin tx
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Well worth the time. Very interesting natural and social history. Well thought out displays. Plan on 1-3 hours. Great interactive stuff.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This small museum packs a punch! Surprises await around every corner, as you wander into rooms showcasing ancient life in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest - from scary-looking, ice-age mammals like the Giant Sloth, to stunning replicas of an ancient saber-tooth salmon - over 7 feet long - that lived in Oregon more than 5 million years ago. Admission is... More 

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