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Museum of Natural and Cultural History

1680 E. 15th Ave, Eugene, OR
541-346-3024
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Ranked #13 of 36 Attractions in Eugene
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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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This museum is very nicely done with a number of activities and exhibits of interest for both adults and kids. There are regular exhibits and rotating exhibits. Give yourself a couple hours and bring a few $$ for the gift shop -

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Eugene, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's quite small but very well done. The docents are quite knowledgeable. Great for kids. Plenty of parking.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I visited this museum with daughter and 2 grandkids. It was a very pleasant experience. We enjoyed the mixture of archaology, anthropology, and geology in the exhibits. The museum volunteer was very pleasant and good at explaining things to small children. There's a hands-on area where the kids can play with and examine a variety of artifacts... More

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