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Utah Field House of Natural History State Park

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Address: 235 E Main Street, Vernal, UT 84078
Phone Number: 435-789-3799
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Exhibits explain the geologic history of the region.

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Nice Museum

Worth a visit if you are going through Vernal. Geared more for children than adults. Plan on about an hour to view the museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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326 reviews 326 reviews
77 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Worth a visit if you are going through Vernal. Geared more for children than adults. Plan on about an hour to view the museum.

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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

New and well organized little museum of the area. Staff is friendly and at the time I visited was a very laid back place. I imagine in the summer is much more harried due to the "dinosaur" seeking crowd.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are halls here dedicated to geology and anthropology and natural history, with numerous interesting exhibits. There is also a dinosaur garden with life-size replicas of dinosaurs.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Nice museum in town with lots of info about the dinosaurs. Easy to navigate with great models. Great for an afternoon visit after being outside.

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Murray
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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
39 helpful votes 39 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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