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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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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: And you thought your sneakers were in rough shape: this museum's...
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 Worth the Time

This museum is only 5 dollars (I'm pretty sure it's free or discounted to students) and was very well done. I had to refill the meter because there was so much to see. Learn all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Sylvia B
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This museum is only 5 dollars (I'm pretty sure it's free or discounted to students) and was very well done. I had to refill the meter because there was so much to see. Learn all about how Oregon was formed, the nature, the people... If you're a history buff- it's a must see.

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Eugene, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It is a great place to start to learn about the local Oregon history. The displays are very interesting and even though I have lived here a long time, there is still always something new to learn with each visit.

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Springfield, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I enjoy visiting this museum as much as I can. I have learned to much about this area. As well as rotating exhibits. I highly recommend a visit. Kids enjoyed also, but they are not as eager to return as I am! The gift shop is very unique. If you can visit on a Wednesday, there is no entrance fee.

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Eugene, OR
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is an excellent museum, with fascinating displays on present-day and prehistoric animals, geology (especially of the Pacific Northwest), and Native American life. There's a lot that's hands-on, most notably quite a lot of bones of different animals, which my kids and I loved examining. The displays are both beautiful and rich with information, and are appealing to a wide... More 

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Aloha, Oregon, USA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a nice place to visit to get a sense of Oregon. Not super fancy, but my 4 year old grandson had a good time.

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Eugene, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This museum is very interesting. Coming from NYC I found it to be quite small, but extremely informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A recent remodel of the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History has greatly expanded the exhibition area. This has enabled the museum to present a much more extensive history of Oregon geology than before. The native American exhibits are excellent as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Parking was a tiny challenge but worth it. Usually I have to drag my kids into these places and they drag me out. However they didn't want to leave after more than two hours. It was fun and bright and very interesting.

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Oregon
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92 helpful votes 92 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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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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