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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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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
21 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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