Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, Ridgedale

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  • How this museum put together this extensive collection of artifacts is impressive. Lots of prehistoric, Indian, Cowboy and war memories. 
    How this museum put together this extensive collection of artifacts is impressive. Lots of prehistoric, Indian, Cowboy and war memories.  more »
  • The museum is great. But fair warning: be sure to use the restroom before entering... especially if you’re going with kids who may have an urgent need with no bathroom in sight! I ran through so much....  more
    The museum is great. But fair warning: be sure to use the restroom before entering... especially if you’re going with kids who may have an urgent need with no bathroom in sight! I ran through so much....  more »
  • Wow! This place has so many artifacts, and so much history. It is also a lot bigger than it looks. We were there almost 3 hours looking at everything. Highly recommend checking this place out. 
    Wow! This place has so many artifacts, and so much history. It is also a lot bigger than it looks. We were there almost 3 hours looking at everything. Highly recommend checking this place out.  more »
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  • This museum is included in the purchase of your lost canyon tour. It is an extensive museum with numerous artifacts. Their collections are quite impressive. The museum itself is long winding hallways filled with items. It is not well suited for small children. There are no interactive aspects or child appropriate sections. As adults you could spend ours at the museum. Many artifacts are authentic and original. Some items lack detail next to them such as year and tribe they are associated with. Overall I would recommend this museum to teens and adults.
  • By far the best display and collection of Native American artifacts I have ever seen. There are some pre-historic sculptures of certain animals that may have roamed the Ozarks. The attention to detail was astonishing! I highly recommend!
  • I want to preface this review by saying I don't really enjoy museums. Personally, if this wasn't included in our top of the rock tour tickets, I wouldn't have went. I found the museum boring and long. I would've preferred more interactive exhibits. I bet the history and the artifacts were fascinating, I just didn't find myself enjoying them. There were some parts I liked, such as the sections with animal skeletons and the cannon room. I think this place would be a great visit for those who love history and the Native American heritage, it just wasn't for me.
  • This museum was included in our Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail admission. The museum has thousands of Native American artifacts and historical exhibits. Definitely worth going if you are already there. If you are interested in Native American history, then definitely check it out.
  • I am not a museum fan. However, it was very beautifully put together and quite a long pathway to the end. I lost interest half way thru, but that is just me. Included in the golf cart tour, it was worth checking out for me. I was most impressed with the skeleton and stuffed animal exhibits. Indian history thru cowboy/Indians thru American history.

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