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John Wesley Powell River History Museum

765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
+1 435-564-3427
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Very Much Worth the Stop

First, I rarely go to museums. However, I was compelled to stop after going on a rafting trip down... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roger I
The Woodlands, Texas
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Don't miss this museum.

We were exploring Green River when we saw the Museum. We were pleasantly surprised with the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mills River, North Carolina
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765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
+1 435-564-3427
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First, I rarely go to museums. However, I was compelled to stop after going on a rafting trip down the Green River to hear the story of the great man, war hero, scientist and explorer. It's a fantastic place with old time photos, dioramas, very...More

Thank Roger I
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were exploring Green River when we saw the Museum. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the exhibition. The Museum has extensive artifacts, photos, audio facts, photos, drawings and displays. The video was well done... informative and easy to follow with good a...More

Thank sremybates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before entering the museum make sure to watch the informative movie about Powell's explorations of the canyons by river. The museum is beautifully set up, especially on the upper level. It appears to be brand new. On the lower level you can marvel at the...More

Thank Monique E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is all about the trip which was made by John Powell to explore the Green and Colorado river in 1869. Your visit starts with a movie and afterwards you can explore the museum. Toilets outside on the corner. Museum shop with friendly staff.

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John Wesley Powell and his team completed an incredible feat under unbelievable conditions. There are replicas of the boats used in the exploration and a full accounting of the mapping of the Colorado River, previously unknown. All this by a one-armed man! It was informative...More

Thank MSUmindy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the dioramas. The displays and lectures were very interesting. I thought that I knew very little about John Wesley Powell but realized his significant Place in history after watching the movie.

Thank Arlene F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We kind of stumbled across this place, and were glad we did. It’s located on Main Street on the east side of the town of Green River. It’s not far off the highway, overlooking the river. We learned a lot about Powell and his expedition....More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fill-in activity while waiting to check in to my hotel, and ended up being a very interesting area history lesson. I spent more time there than I planned, and learned a good deal about the geography, exploration and people of the location....More

Thank jackyglo
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I was in Green River and stopped in here on a whim. Glad I did. It was very reasonably priced and had great information and exhibits on Mr Powell and the geography of the area.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

If you're not in a hurry to get somewhere this would be worth visiting. Combine this with a lunch stop and you could probably do both in two hours. Make sure you see the film and then read a few of the displays and that...More

Thank SSJeep
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I have written a 2,000 word picture book for 8 - 12 year olds. Before I submit it to a publisher i need an expert on John Wesley Powell to review the manuscript and write a critique. Do you know of someone who is capable and willing to read my work? cell) 970-216-1895
1 November 2016|
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Response from 2thesun | Reviewed this property |
Scott H is certainly giving you a good start. Also see if you can contact any other authors on Mr Powell who are still extant and get their suggestions. You need the opinion/reviews of people who have written about his life... More
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Response from Lastrick | Reviewed this property |
Hours: Summer – Mon-Sat: 9am – 7pm, Sun: 12pm-5pm Winter – Tues – Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm