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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 34 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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Salem, Oregon
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96 reviews 96 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I could be a bit biased since I have volunteered here for the last 8 years, but I love this museum! It is small enough to see in an afternoon, but it is full of interesting things. It is all about the natural and cultural history of Oregon. It has Dioramas of each of the four geologic regions, with artifacts... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Excellent exposition and photography about 15,000 years of Northwest cultural history and 200 million years of geology. Great!

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Eugene OR
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This museum continues to grow and to surprise long-time members, like myself, with the fine exhibits that they showcase.

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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Great place for everyone, lots of history and then many things to do for children. kids get to put on white coats and work on projects! nice little gift shop full of great gift items. I personally like the native american portion of the tour. saber tooth tiger on entrance is cool.

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