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Douglas County Museum of History & Natural History
Ranked #6 of 40 things to do in Roseburg
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Roseburg, Oregon
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177 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Yawn”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Double yawn, take a walk down by the river and you will see more and enjoy it more.

Visited September 2011
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English first
Winchester, Oregon
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4 reviews
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“Great little museum packed with unexpected things”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

I went to this museum as a child and had not been back since. We stopped in last month with my nephews and had a great time. There are lost of hands-on things for children and many great exhibits to enjoy. They include; logging history, wildlife, nature, Indian culture, firearms, live snakes, steam powered tractors, old trucks, trains, the first chain saws(wow were they big), western life, and many others.

Visited March 2012
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oregon
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great small MUSEUM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

Freindly staff. Parking was on gravel lot. Still a great place.

Visited February 2012
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Oregon
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68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“The kids love this place right off I-5”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

When ever our grandkids come to visit, they love this place. These kids are all so different as some are urban others rural, but they agree in their continued interest at seeing what is new at the museum. There is always something that catches their attention. Kids get in free, so it's a great break to get the kids in a structured environment of enjoyment and learning. For people driving up I-5 it's an easy exit and break from sitting in a car.

Visited June 2011
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Oregon Coast
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1,037 reviews
425 attraction reviews
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2011

This museum is located right alongside I-5 and is definitely worth a stop! It's easy to find as it's located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

There are many interesting exhibits here. An amusing place to start your visit is to wander into the room marked "Curios and Curiosities", which is an eclectic collection of all sorts of interesting stuff.

Since wine is one of Oregon's major crops, there are exhibits dedicated to the history of wine. There are ancient fossils, Indian history and displays of the old west, including a trapper's cabin. The natural history collection is the largest in Oregon.

The kids can gt involved too, as there is a learning center with games and puzzles, as well as a covered wagon to look at. (How did people travel 1,000 miles or more in that small space?) Kids might also enjoy observing the snakes, lizards and turtles.

Outside of the main building are additional buildings housing antique tractors and farm machinery as well as a Model T Ford. Oregon is logging country, and there is a great display of chain saws, showing how they have changed and improved over the years. Additional outdoor exhibits include more antique farm machinery.

You can go inside an authentic old railroad station and learn all about how railroads came to Oregon's Umpqua valley.

All in all, this is a great place to learn about much of Oregon's history.

The museum is open every day March - November, and Tues thru Sat the rest of the year. Admission is only $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and everyone under the age of 17 is free!

Visited April 2011
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