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Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum

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Address: 155 E Main St, Price, UT 84501-3033
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+1 800-817-9949
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This museum has a Hall of Archaeology, and a Hall of Paleontology as well...

This museum has a Hall of Archaeology, and a Hall of Paleontology as well as a delightful Discovery Area where children can dig for dinosaur bones , play in a pithouse or choose from many games, puppets and printed materials. The museum's Observation Labs enable the visitor to view the "behind the scenes" processes and speak one-on-one with a preparator. LIVE feedings of the museum "critters", an alligator, soft-shelled turtle and a monitor lizard takes place every Friday promptly at 4:00 pm. (General admission fees apply).

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Prehistoric Museum Visit

Had some great exhibits.Exceeded expectations in size & quality of exhibits. Fremont Indian Pit House Diorama was particularly interesting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
lromyak
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some great exhibits.Exceeded expectations in size & quality of exhibits. Fremont Indian Pit House Diorama was particularly interesting.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have passed this museum many times going to Salt Lake City, but this time we stopped. It is definitely worth it, especially if you have little ones. Really nice collection of local geological, paleontology and native american artifacts. You could probably spend a couple of hours viewing the collections. Inexpensive entry fee and they have discounts for seniors and... More 

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Price, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It's so hard to choose which side to go to first Dinosaurs or Native Americans? I love the area for the kids it's a place for learning while having fun.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This museum was well worth the cost. The displays were very interesting. Lots to read and lots to look at. I know my grandsons would have loved the exhibits and a few hands on activities. The gift shop was very nice and had a lot of interesting things to buy. I never realized how many dinosaur bones had been found... More 

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vallejo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a really great museum! And I don't really like museums, but I liked this one! I recommend the movie and full tour...they can tell you where to go to see the petroglyphs yourself and I recommend you do. It really is a wonderful area!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A very worthwhile experience.The giant mammoth is extraordinary.The skulls of dinosaurs gives the viewer of a meat eater and a plant eater.There are also various pieces of petrified wood, some of which have been beautifully polished.All in all,a great place to visit and learn.

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Toquerville UT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We got into Price a bit early and I had this on my "to do" list. We didn't spend a lot of time but thoroughly enjoyed it The museum is well layed out with interesting exhibits. We love the Ancient Indian exhibits, some of the places we had visited and liked learning more. If you find yourself in Price put... More 

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South Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We took our grandson who is a Museum hound. It is a small museum but they gave him more time to enjoy the interactive displays and children's areas. They do a great job showcasing the artifacts and history of prehistoric life in the area. Well worth the adventure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The exhibits are interesting, informative and the explanations are easy to follow. You learn not only history but also the process of science in a real engaging way. I'm so glad we stopped here on our way to the National Parks.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stopped by this museum because it was raining out side and needed an indoor activity. It is awesome! Alot of dinosaur bones and indian history. Would also be great for children. There was a kids corner where the kids could did in the sand to find dino bones.

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