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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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Very nice museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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Boca Raton, Florida
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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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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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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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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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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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