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University of Nebraska State Museum

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Address: 307 Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: +1 402-472-2642
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  Museum with exhibits about life on the plains.

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Walk through campus before game

We took kids walking around campus before game. They thought it was neat and now they want to go there. It has changed some since I was living here but still great atmosphere.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Philip S
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took kids walking around campus before game. They thought it was neat and now they want to go there. It has changed some since I was living here but still great atmosphere.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This natural history museum has the usual assortment of taxidermied animals and minerals from various places, but it is especially interesting to me because it has so many fossils from Nebraska. BIG fossils. It's hard to imagine the state having once been covered by mammoths, camels, and other exotic beasts, but there they are. We didn't have the time to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a really neat place to visit with children. The displays grab the attention of both young and old. Avoid game days because there will be no available parking. I haven't been here for a while but I thought it was a place I should review. You visit at you own place so you can run through of spend... More 

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Thank Bob S
Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have loved visiting this museum since my childhood because I love learning about paleontology, mineralogy, and geology. I also have Native American ancestry, so the Native American clothing and lifestyle exhibits fascinated me. I feel that I always learn something new about dinosaurs and other ancient life, and seeing the rocks and minerals helped me appreciate the work that... More 

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

It is very hard to find your way into the campus and locate a parking spot (a few are reserved for museum visitors), and the streets are very rough in the museum area. However, it is well worth the effort, since the displays of skeletons, and their presentation is very rewarding. The staff is friendly and helpful when you have... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have been here for school and as a family, and the kids find something new each time. Always a great tie in to what they are learning in school.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum with my young children on a free Thursday evening in July. There are many dinosaurs exhibits and animal fossils that the kids enjoyed looking at. The photography from Joel Satore in the upper level is very neat. We loved looking at all the pictures. The favorite part for both my boys was the hands on... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Came here as a 6th grader. Worked in here as part of my college geology courses. Returned as a parent of a college student. Never disappoints.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We really loved Morrill Hall and spent half a day. (Husband is a geologist.) This was a highlight of our trip. The comparison of mammoths was especially great, and the diversity of fossils fantastic.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Nebraska has famous fossil beds, and these are highlighted in the museum. The centerpiece is a huge mastodon skeleton, along with other prehistoric animals, all nicely displayed with informative signage. Well worth the visit.

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