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Anniston Museum of Natural History

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Address: 800 Museum Drive, Anniston, AL 36206-2813
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+1 256-237-6766
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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If you ever find yourself in Anniston check it out

Considering that it's in Anniston, AL (which isn't very nice) it's a really nice museum. I wouldn't make a special trip to Anniston just for this, but if you're nearby it's worth... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2016
Chris B
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18 reviews
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Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Considering that it's in Anniston, AL (which isn't very nice) it's a really nice museum. I wouldn't make a special trip to Anniston just for this, but if you're nearby it's worth a visit.

Thank Chris B
Austin, Texas
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67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Visited this museum and found incredible exhibits of natural history, both flora and fauna. The animal exhibits are presented in context. The museum is great for kids and families.

Thank Anne L
Jacksonville, Alabama
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 22, 2016

Excellent museum! Just the right size for families and the wild life collection is wonderful. Outside is a walking trail with rescued hawks and owls. A great place to visit.

Thank Linda R
Indian Land, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2016

From the outside it appears to be a small museum in a fairly rural area. Inside it was a wonderful museum with many interesting exhibits including a mineral exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian.

Thank Linda M
Anniston, Alabama
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016

The Anniston Museum is great for children of all ages! The displays are well constructed and there are some interactive areas for children (and any parents that enjoy fun). The Museum has "guest" displays that visit the museum to keep it interesting. Although the Museum is a joy to visit without them. I took my children to the Museum often... More 

Thank Bertreia
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81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Very interesting and well-done exhibits. Walking areas great for self-guided tour. Staff well-informed.

Thank 504garyp
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We love this smaller diverse interesting museum. We live pretty close we visit every few years to see new and revolving exhibits. Today was fun with our six year old grandson. Loved seeing Santa hat on dinosaur skeleton and the children's hands on room is always a hit!

Anniston, Alabama
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed December 10, 2015

Extraordinary collection of African wildlife in addition to amazing collection of exotic birds - both of these collections have been bequethed to this Museum by local collectorsl World-class museum in a small pretty town!

Thank Josephine8647
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2015

We've been many times and love the museum. Every visit we see something new. The facilities are clean and well maintained. Staff and volunteers are friendly and informative. Plan on spending 1-3 hours at the museum. Beautiful walking trail and picnic areas nearby. The Berman Museum is right next door.

Thank Debra W
Alexandria, Alabama
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67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Love taKing the Kids here, especially on a rainy day. Each Visit we seem to notice something new. We have also taken advantage of their rental rooms. Everyone was extremely helpful and accommodating! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Candice E

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