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The Edge of the Cedars State Park

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Address: 660 W 400 North, Blanding, UT 84511-4000
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Informative displays on the history of the region.

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The staff were very friendly and informative. If you enjoy history and native artifacts, you have got to see this place. It is in the town of Blanding and easy to access.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were very friendly and informative. If you enjoy history and native artifacts, you have got to see this place. It is in the town of Blanding and easy to access.

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best collection of Pueblo cultural artifacts we've seen! Excellent clear descriptions of the relationships between Pueblo cultures here, at, Mesa Verde, and Chaco. We learned many big picture things not mentioned at other sites. So glad we visited!

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Thank linwood14
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a couple hours this morning at Edge of the Cedars State Park in Blanding, Utah. We could have spent at least another two hours, but we wanted to get to the Navajo Tribal Park at Monument Valley. Big mistake. We should have stayed in Blanding. Everything about Edge of the Cedars was outstanding. The archaeologist gave a tour... More 

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Crawford, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has a lot of prehistoric items, many in amazingly good condition. Well worth a stop if you are interested in ancient pottery, items the inhabitants worked with, even some sandals and other items of fiber. Good displays. $5/person. The ruins outside are not particularly unusual or large. There is a restored kiva that you enter via a ladder.... More 

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Herriman, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We made this the first stop of our five days in and around Blanding. I was very impressed with the collection of artifacts that this museum has to view.

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Southwest
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

For a small, inexpensive museum, you really get more bang for your buck. I especially liked the children's area that had all kinds of hands-on activities. There are photos and paintings, videos and displays, nice gift shop, air conditioned. Nice photo ops, trails, re-creations of sun calendar, kiva, petroglyphs.

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We'd read about how great this museum is and the experience of visiting exceeded our hopes and imagination. The Discovery exhibit downstairs highlights efforts to crack down on looting of ancient pueblo sites and features some extraordinary pottery pieces. This is simply a prelude to the treasures upstairs. I could write pages about how moving thus collection is. It's a... More 

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Moscow, ID
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I walked through the park one evening. The interpretive center was closed so i didn't go inside, but I enjoyed the nature walk, which went around a kiva and peublo and a sculpture. It had several interpretive signs to read about the Native Americans who used to live in the area. I enjoyed the pleasant evening walk.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Hidden in this gem of a state park are treasures of past cultures in the area. Wonderfully fresh exhibits worthy of big city museums.

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Westfield Center, Ohio
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The museum at the Edge of Cedars State Park is outstanding. Interesting history of finding artifacts and how carefully they are retrieved and handled. Excellent information on how some of the petrogliph drawings from ancient cultures were used to track the solstice.

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