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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Don't miss if you are interested in local history!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Onthefly11
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Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Roseburg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had been to this museum many times before... But our last visit will definitely be our last. The museum was displaying a wild-west style exhibit and had a live rattlesnake pit with the snakes behind glass. We were horrified (and my daughter was a bit traumatized) to find a live hamster crouched in the snake pit obviously awaiting certain... More 

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Central Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a high quality natural history museum tucked in close beside the Douglas County fairgrounds south of Roseburg. The fee is modest and the staff take pains to answer any questions about the exhibits. There are things to see and wonder at for all age groups and levels of previous knowledge.

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Clatskanie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped to look at the steam engine out in front and decided to go in. Met at the door by a most helpful and cheerful woman who explained what we would find down each hallway and we were on our way. Very interesting. If you have children, there are some great interactive activities. There are stairs though and no... More 

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a genealogist, I was very impressed with the holdings of this museum. A very knowledgeable staff, very good Web site. DISCLAIMER: I visited before 2014, but tripadvisor doesn't support earlier dates. I can't imagine that the quality of the staff and museum has declined. I urge anyone interested in Douglas County history to spend a few hours there. Easy... More 

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Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

How many times have you driven past the Douglas County Fairgrounds and read the reader board in front of the Museum? How many times have you stopped at the Museum? What a shame. Douglas County has the best Museum on I-5 and not nearly enough of us patronize it. It has wonderful exhibits of History, our culture and natural wildlife,... More 

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roseburg, oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Okay, all you I-5 warriors...how many times have we westerners tooled up or down Interstate 5 and driven right past the Douglas County fairgrounds and Museum Complex just south of the Roseburg? we have all done so MANY times! In so doing, we miss out on a amazing peek back at the history of the region in general as well... More 

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