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University of Nebraska State Museum
Ranked #8 of 66 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Museum with exhibits about life on the plains.
Gresham, Oregon
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Went with my son (age 8) and we loved the whole place! We were disappointed when they were closing at 4:30pm! The fossils and the information on all the animals was amazing! The kids interactive room was a highlight for my son. He had wanted to touch everything in the museum, so this allowed him to get that out of his system by 'digging' for fossils himself and touching many stuffed animals and pelts, shells, etc. The beaver coat was our favorite...really quite amazing!

Visited July 2014
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Arlington, Texas
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Terrific Museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

My husband, I and our adult daughter spent a wonderful two or three hours at this museum. The cost was very reasonable, the exhibits were well kept up, attractive and interesting. We learned some things we didn't know and had fun exploring the different rooms. The museum has a terrific collection of fossils and skeletons, and when we were there, they had a special Smithsonian exhibit about Titanoboa, the largest snake ever. Many of the exhibits were accompanied by televisions with short film loops-- not so long as to make us lose interest but informative, adding info about the display. There were a lot of interactive displays-- since we didn't have children with us we didn't partake in most of these but we did a few and they were fun. It was a great place to spend a few hours!

Visited July 2014
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LIncoln, NE
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125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Elephant Hall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is a wonderful museum, very reasonable admittance charge, and lots of fun for all ages. Children of all ages as well as adults can enjoy this experience. And what better, you also get to catch a glimpse of our Memorial Stadium where the Huskers play. Or just wander around the University of Nebraska's campus.

Visited June 2014
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Limerick, Ireland
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth a few hours at least!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Nebraska has an abundance of fossils and this is made very clear in the wide variety on display here. The museum is situated on a university campus so even the walk to it is quite pleasant. This is well worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Silverdale, Washington
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614 reviews
499 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I really enjoyed the large collection of fossils they have. The animal dioramas down on the first floor were also nice. I'm not much into space, but the planetarium was really just one small room. They do have a theater for the planetarium shows. They also have a large collection of rocks and minerals. This is a nice place to visit.

Visited May 2014
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