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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, small museum about dinosaurs

Small, but well done museum mostly about the local dinosaur digs. Good for kids and adults, doesn't take long, and don't miss the fluorescent rock room!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Small, but well done museum mostly about the local dinosaur digs. Good for kids and adults, doesn't take long, and don't miss the fluorescent rock room!

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SLC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There is a small dinosaur garden that is nice to walk through, but you can see it all just by walking around the block and saving the $7 entrance fee. The exhibits indoors are pitiful. Clearly, they have funds. They need a decent curator.

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Logan, Utah, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a modest museum, you can see the whole thing in detail within a couple hours. The indoor exhibits run the gamut from dinosaurs and prehistoric animals to geology and early western history. The real interesting stuff is outside, where they have a fully landscaped garden populated by lifesize dinosaurs. I believe there were about 20 dinosaurs out in... More 

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Colorado Springs
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is an amazing museum with interactive displays and a great place to teach kids about geology and dinosaurs. For the two of us, it was a bit crowded with a lot of kids running around and moving in front of an exhibit sign that you we would be looking to read. Aside from that, the exhibits are well thought... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed seeing the dinosaur in different settings. There are hands on exhibits for children, both young and old. The price of admission was inexpensive. My husband bought a book here that was cheaper than another place in town.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There are probably museums with more dinosaur bones and exhibits, but to me this one had the right amount. It wasn't so much that we felt overwhelmed or so little that we were left wanting more. The museum is well laid out and it's easy to get around to see everything. Many of the exhibits are geared to children, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We really enjoyed the museum. It gave us something to do for the day. I think my kids found it more interesting since we had just visited Dinosaur National Monument!

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to them museum after the Dinosaurs National Monument, it was nice. It only costs $7/adult and is free for children under 6. It is not a very big museum, but has a lot of hands on exhibits for younger kids. My son liked digging for dinosaur bones. Unfortunately, when we visited, the theater was broken, and the weren't... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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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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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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