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Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum

155 East Main, Price, UT 84501
+1 800-817-9949
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Price
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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 ,... more » Owner description: 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). « less
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited here in August 2014 with our 3 and 5 year old. They were interested in the exhibits and liked looking at the huge dinosaurs. The museum has a lot of puebloan artifacts and tons of locally found fossils. There is also a children's area to play with ladders and fossil discovery.

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Smithfield, Utah
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We found this place using trip advisor while planning a trip to Moab. Definitely worth the stop. We used the family price plan and saved a few bucks which was good. The place has a lot more than we expected and we really enjoyed the large displays and the easy to navigate floor plan. If traveling through the area and... More

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Red Bay, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Could not believe the size of those mammoths! All of the bones shown are so huge, we just find it hard to believe such animals existed. Although not that interested in this type of thing-so glad that we visited. Very nice

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Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have visited this museum many times, for 20 years taking first graders on field trips there, and each year there have been additions and improvements. There is always something new for me to see and learn about. It is always interesting. The Hall of Man has the Mammoth and Native American exhibits, the Hall of Dinosaurs has many exhibits.... More

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Rio Vista, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It was being revamped while we were there, but there were still many great things to see. I learned a lot about the evolution of dinosaurs. I am not particularly into them so never really gave it much thought. I also enjoyed the tree stumps which were turned into coal. There are also Native American displays including a really old... More

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Price, Utah
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

For a small town this is a great museum! The Mammoth is really amazing as well as many other artifacts in there. for indian relics to dinosaur bones there is a lot of things to see!

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Price, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Prehistoric Museum in Price, Utah is a wonderful museum with great displays of dinosaurs bones and dinosaur tracks (and a wonderful explanation of how dinosaur track fossils originated). Other topics included displays about the Fremont and Anasazi Indians.

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Austin TX
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18 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stopped here on our way from Moab to Provo. This is a really great museum. It's not fancy but they provide lots of information in good displays. Dinosaurs and the early peoples of Utah are covered. Both featured interesting topics not usually covered in similar museums.

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Durango
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

There are many interesting exhibits and information centers about Utah's past in this little museum. They are working on updating exhibits and are very willing to answer questions.

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Albuquerque
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is well worth a stop! The museum is divided into archaeology and paleontology halves and both have excellent collections on display. The archaeology side concentrates on the local Fremont Culture and has many unique items. The paleontology is more state-wide but emphasizes items from the nearby Cleveland-Lloyd dinosaur site. Both sides have good and informative exhibit labels and should... More

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