Highest-rated specialty museums in Oregon, according to Tripadvisor

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September 10, 2021
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Oregon, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Oregon on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Train Mountain Railroad Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Address: 36941 S Chiloquin Rd, Chiloquin, OR 97624-9728
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#29. The Favell Museum Native American Artifacts and Contemporary Western Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Address: 125 West Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601-4287
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#28. Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (197 reviews)
- Address: 1020 Lighthouse Rd Winchester Bay, Winchester Bay, OR 97467-8734
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#27. Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Address: 278 Maple St, Florence, OR 97439-9617
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#26. The Wax Works

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (194 reviews)
- Address: 250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
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#25. North American Bigfoot Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (8 reviews)
- Address: 31297 SE Highway 26, Boring, OR 97009-9528
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#24. Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (144 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#23. Baldwin Hotel Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Address: 31 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601-3174
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#22. Ripley's Believe It or Not!

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (295 reviews)
- Address: 250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
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#21. Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Address: 325 2nd St SE, Bandon, OR 97411-9653
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#20. Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Address: 676 SW 5th Ave, Ontario, OR 97914-3436
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#19. Willamette Heritage Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Address: 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR 97301-6398
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#18. Crater Rock Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Address: 2002 Scenic Ave, Central Point, OR 97502-2185
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#17. Flavel House Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (569 reviews)
- Address: 441 8th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4620
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#16. Tillamook Air Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (566 reviews)
- Address: 6030 Hangar Rd, Tillamook, OR 97141-9641
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#15. ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (175 reviews)
- Address: 1500 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520-1312
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#14. Erickson Aircraft Collection

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Address: 2408 NW Berg Dr Madras Municipal Airport, Madras, OR 97741-2081
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#13. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,636 reviews)
- Address: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
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#12. End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (185 reviews)
- Address: 1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR 97045-1058
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#11. The Historic Carousel and Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (247 reviews)
- Address: 503 1st Ave NW, Albany, OR 97321-2229
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#10. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (398 reviews)
- Address: 5000 Discovery Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058-9755
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#9. Oregon State Hospital - Museum of Mental Health

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (69 reviews)
- Address: 2600 Center St NE, Salem, OR 97301-2669
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#8. Gilbert House Children's Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (187 reviews)
- Address: 116 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3437
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#7. Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (400 reviews)
- Address: 1600 Air Museum Rd 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031-9800
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#6. Portland Art Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,150 reviews)
- Address: 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2486
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#5. Columbia River Maritime Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,767 reviews)
- Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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#4. Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,531 reviews)
- Address: 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128-8877
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#3. Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (185 reviews)
- Address: 26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124-9351
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#2. Seaside Inverted Experience

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Address: 111 Broadway St Suite 11, Seaside, OR 97138-5817
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#1. High Desert Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,909 reviews)
- Address: 59800 S Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702-7963
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