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Douglas County Museum of History & Natural History

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Address: 123 Museum Dr, Roseburg, OR 97471-5308
Phone Number: 541-957-7007
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Good museum for this area-worth a stop

Please allow about 2 hours for this museum. Fun natural history dioramas. My favorite was the history part of the museum. Very fascinating about the pioneers coming up the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
travelgal1953
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Lynnwood, Washington
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Lynnwood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please allow about 2 hours for this museum. Fun natural history dioramas. My favorite was the history part of the museum. Very fascinating about the pioneers coming up the Applegate Trail. Also good to learn about the Native Americans in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way up the I 5. Made for a nice break on a long drive. We liked the exhibits on logging and farming. It gives a nice history of the area plus logging in general. For a small town excellent job and well laid out.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Learn about the history of logging, the indigenous tribes, early settlers and their wagons. Live snakes are on view, as well as stuffed birds and other animals native to Douglas County. Outside you can find a passenger car, antique tools and machines and the last train depot.

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Thank crumpet212
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a small town (21,000) Roseburg has one of the nicest museums I've seen. Constantly rotating displays keep things fresh and relevant, and I love the old "turn-of-the-century" photos.

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Thank Kerry A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

$5 each for seniors. Plenty of room to park RV. No crowd on weekday visit. Interesting historical exhibits and old logging and farm machinery including old chain saws. Hubby liked that. A few hands on things for kids. I had never heard of Roseburg's Big Blast and I am a lifelong Oregonian. Amazing.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Went with a large group of school kids and they really managed the crowd well. There is so much to see that you do not get in each others way

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Carmel, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Missed their open hours once and were glad we went back! Give yourself at least an hour to tour the buildings, exhibits and grounds at a leisurely pace. Great area history and well-done exhibits in a really nice facility. Definitely worth a stop and adjacent to the Fairgrounds.

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Portland, Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Enjoyed the displays, the information and got help with restaurant information from the front desk staff.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I went here with my wife and kids and was pleasantly surprised. There is a lot more than what you'd think at the museum. It is quite a bit bigger than you might figure. There were lots of cool hands on nature stuff for my girls down in the daylight basement area. History ranges from naturakl with real stuffed animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I hope parents don't get turned off by the negative snake review. Being grandparents we thought it was wonderful for families in the Roseburg area to have this museum. When we were there a birthday party was going on for younger kids. Again a nice venue with fun activities but also learning opportunities.

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