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John Wesley Powell River History Museum

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Address: 765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
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+1 435-564-3427

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Excellent River History Museum

Well done and very interesting museum. Many interactive exhibits and a good gift shop that includes many books about the area.

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Jan P
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Well done and very interesting museum. Many interactive exhibits and a good gift shop that includes many books about the area.

Thank Jan P
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

This Museum is a great place for children and well as adults to re-live the John Wesley Powell River Trip. Lots of artifacts and venues to illustrate the hardships and adventures Powell and his crew ran into while they explored the untamed West. Great place to spend the afternoon.

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Indialantic, Florida
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

What a charming museum run by lovely ladies who are knowledgeable of the history surrounding them. Informative movie presentation of John W. Powell & his men explaining their exploration and their trials they weathered to reach their discoveries. The Visitor's Gift Shop is a MUST for your souvenirs & reasonably priced so you may buy quality merchandise to give or... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

this museum is really interesting. Don't miss the award-winning film and the replica boats downstairs. The stories about the expeditions are amazing, especially that John Wesley Powell was missing an arm and that most of the men survived. The museum is easy to get there and very well maintained.

Thank Judy L
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fascinating exhibits, give yourself at least an hour to read the displays of the amazing explorers of the Green River, especially one-armed, Union officer John Wesley Powell..

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Well done and informative museum. Easy access in any vehicle and a great restaurant across the street.

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Powell museum. There is not much else to do in town. It is very professionally put together.

Thank parkcityut
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Visited the museum while staying in the area. The river exhibits are great, with lots of interesting info. The youngsters in our group were a bit disappointed in the sparse dinosaur exhibit however. There's a lot of interesting history depicted throughout the museum. Gift shop also had some unique items. This museum is well worth a visit if you have... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

The exhibits are great.. was looking for some of the historical sites to see. had a wonderful talk with JoAnn who mknowsthe area real well. I was particularly interested in the rail road that was never completed. Also the signs outside the museum are really interesting. I need to go but could not leave till I read each one.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was right next door to our hotel and provided an interesting hour or two. The opening film is particularly worth watching.

Thank Ian S

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