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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 #16 of 88 things to do in Eugene
Type: Natural history museums, History museums, 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: Natural history museums, History museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Aloha, Oregon, USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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97701
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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