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Address: 590 Church St W, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 97361-1395
Phone Number: +1 503-838-8468
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The only museum on the West Coast dedicated to arctic culture, the Jensen...

The only museum on the West Coast dedicated to arctic culture, the Jensen Museum boasts collections of arctic art, tools and clothing.

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A hidden treasure

The Jensen Arctic Museum is unique on the west coast of the lower 48. A small museum dedicated to the far north--its people, animals, and culture. A treasure of Western Oregon... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2013
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

It is important to note that this excellent, focused little museum is no longer located on the campus of Western Oregon University. In 2013 it moved and was absorbed into the larger Museum of Cultural and Natural History at the University of Oregon in Eugene, some fifty miles to the south. I have not visited the collection in its new... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

The Jensen Arctic Museum is unique on the west coast of the lower 48. A small museum dedicated to the far north--its people, animals, and culture. A treasure of Western Oregon University. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Roben told us of her Nome heritage.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

I went with students on a field trip. It is interesting but most of the kids were bored quickly. They have added more hands on exhibits over the years. Geared more towards the cultural diversity studies crowd at Western Oregon University where the museum is located.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

I saw this museum on a field trip with my on. I rated it medium because it is small and appears to be on a limited budget, like most museums of its kind, but the people were very educational and it was well laid out.

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