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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: +1 541-957-7007
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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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Granddaughter

My 10 year old granddaughter loves to visit the museum. We go several times a year. Several evenings during the summer they have outdoor family movies. They have hands on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
LBGrandma
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Oregon
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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 10 year old granddaughter loves to visit the museum. We go several times a year. Several evenings during the summer they have outdoor family movies. They have hands on activities for everyone.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

this delightful museum is on two floors and also outside exhibits. it covers the Douglas County history which is really similar to many areas in Oregon - logging, mining, wineries, etc. the exhibits are interactive and interesting for adults, too.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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Thank travelgal1953
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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 bubbles 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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Thank Karen B
Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

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

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