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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 #6 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
21 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Utah
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Good dinosaur exhibits and a cool UV light room for viewing rocks that glow under UV light. Can only really spend an hour or two here before the kids get bored.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The city of Vernal was a nice surprise for us, we did not expect much, but very surprised by the excellent museum! It was great, my sons loved it and we had difficult times getting them out of it:)))

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Cooper City, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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