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Utah Field House of Natural History State Park

Address: 235 E Main Street, Vernal, UT 84078
Phone Number: 435-789-3799
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Vernal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Exhibits explain the geologic history of the region.

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Murray
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

For modest Utah SP entry fee, well worth two hours among several rooms of outstanding exhibits detailing fascinating history of dinosaurs. Outside garden features full-scale dino models. Right on south side of highway, plenty of parking.

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Glendora, Ca
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Highly recommend visiting here before you visit Dinosaur National Monument's quarry section. You will have a far better appreciation of the formations and the animal and plant life of the area at the time the fossils were formed.

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Roy, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The outside park was fun, but there seemed to be a lack of dinosaur fossils inside. We have the Utah state parks pass which included this place, but if we had to pay for it I would be upset. The here's a better museum in Blanding!

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Definitely worth the visit. Enough hands-on exhibits to keep the kids (11, 9, 4) interested. Not too big for them to get overwhelmed and bored. Outside gardens featuring large dinosaur models is a great place for fun photos. Very clean & well-kept museum.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great place to visit -- for children and adults alike. We were visiting the area for a few days with extended family, including 7 young children -- and everyone loved this place! There are educational displays and galleries as well as "hands-on" activities for the kids. And the "dinosaur garden" outside is amazing. There are helpful folks... More

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Hemet
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

loved the who experience of the museum and displays. The animals in the garden were great. The dinosaur displays for adults and kids were interesting and educational also. Highly recommend this place for all to see.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Excellent overview of the entire region. Great intro for all ages with special attention to kids. We loved the museum 15 years ago and were astounded with the new location and updates. A must-see for the area.

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The best thing about this museum is that it focuses exclusively on the paleontological history of Vernal and the surrounding area. There aren't as many dinosaur skeletons as I anticipated, but the atmosphere is very interactive and fun to explore. If you're in the area for Dinosaur National Monument, I highly recommend you take an hour to two to visit... More

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Plymouth, Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a nice museum with plenty to do to keep the kids occupied. They had a lot of interesting displays. It is a nice low cost afternoon activity.

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Louisville, Colorado
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159 reviews 159 reviews
21 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a great museum, very informative and interactive. There is also a geocache you can complete...ask the front desk for the sheet. It is worth stopping by and you can thoroughly view the property in 90 minutes. The staff is very nice and helpful.

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