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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 5 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...
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Type: Museums
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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).

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Detroit
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110 reviews 110 reviews
7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A very nice yet small Natural History Museum. Focus is on the local geology, zoology and history. I have been several times and will often revisit while in the area.

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Price, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great museum to learn about the historic and prehistoric. The displays are informative, attractive and well done. A great stopover for the whole family to enjoy. They always have something new if you haven't been in awhile too.

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Fishers, IN
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a nice sized museum with an extensive collection of dinosaurs. They have skeletons, eggs, footprints, and a huge clam.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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96 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a very intresting museum in a very remote place. There are a lot of fossils and dinosaurs. They also have a lot of native artifacts. There is a play area for children. You can also watch them feed the alligator, turtle and a lizard. Very intresting place to visit.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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16 reviews 16 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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25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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