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Utah Field House of Natural History State Park

235 E Main Street, Vernal, UT 84078
435-789-3799
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Vernal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Description: Exhibits explain the geologic history of the region.
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Cooper City, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Really enjoyed this museum. Nicely displayed geological collection. Pity the orientation movie and a couple of exhibits were out of order when I visited (or I would have given 5 stars). There's not much to do in Vernal, but this museum is worth your time.

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England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really enjoyed a trip to this museum even though we did not have children with us ! The displays were informative without being to academic or simplistic. Very interesting to see professionals working on fossil remains in a lab with a large glass wall that faces the public lobby, which also houses a large replica skeleton of a dinosaur. The... More

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Ivins, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

An excellent facility with examples of Dino bones as well as other Natural History exhibits from the area including the geology, biology and Native American history. These are all very accessible exhibits for adults and children. You could zoom through the various exhibits in less than an hour but allow a couple of hours to stroll through at a pleasant... More

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited the Field House Natural History State Park with six kids ranging from 4 to 11, and they we all enjoyed it. I felt that it was just the right size so that the kids stayed interested. We also decided to buy the $5 field journals for all the kids to help them get more involved with the exhibits.... More

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DF
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We happened upon this museum while driving through town, it was an excellent surprise! It is geared towards kids, they have even created an area where they can do a dig, set up their own exhibit, etc. The museum is well planned out and the life-size creature replicas outside are fun for the kids as well. (After the museum, stop... More

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Orem, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Field House National History was very interesting, well organized, and nice and cool. The staff were very friendly. There is also a cute children's dinosaur park outside.

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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This Utah Museum is a perfect icing on the cake that was your day at Dinosaur National Monument. Allow two hours, one if you must. The museum's displays and dioramas provide a nicely illustrated review of all the earth's history as seen in the hills, canyons and plateaus surrounding Vernal. All the questions asked during the day can be answered... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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218 reviews 218 reviews
66 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped in on a whim because of the huge dinosaurs outside. The wooly mammoth is impressive! Going through the museum will take you about an hour and a half if you take your time. There are interactive children's exhibits and plenty to keep the adult engaged. I learned a lot going through this museum.

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Huntsville, AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We spent 2 hours and the layout of history help me visualize the geology, landscape and fossils. Great hands on exhibits for junior archeologist. The layout was by geologic time grouping Utah's fossils, gems, rocks together. I left understanding the mountains which changes every 30 miles. Denver CO to Vernal and Vernal following Green River and Colorado/Utah state line south... More

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Curtice, Ohio
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209 reviews 209 reviews
84 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a Great place to spend an afternoon in the AC. The exhibits are very kid friendly and the lay out is conducive to letting exploration take over. Watch the ferrel children that seem to run wild though. They take away from the experience.

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