After the raptor center, we drove the five miles north back to Eugene, to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History on the University of Oregon campus. It is apparently the largest natural history museum between Seattle and San Francisco, and home to the famous Fort Rock sandals, among the oldest shoes in the world (~10,000 years). I don’t think anything will come close to replicating the relationship I had with the KU Natural History Museum while I was living in Lawrence. But because natural history museums don’t necessarily abound in the Northwest, I’m happy to know about and to finally have been to this one. Eugene is pretty great!