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Dan O'Laurie Museum

118 E. Center St, Moab, UT 84532
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Ranked #32 of 40 Attractions in Moab
Type: Natural History Museums
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As a former museum professional, I am always interested in visiting small, local museums like this one. In general, the displays consisted of interesting artifacts well-labeled. If for no other reason, the museum should be visited to see the huge Native American burden basket that was discovered by local teenagers. Of the items currently on display, it is the star... More

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28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect when visiting Moab's Museum. The museum has a lot of historical artifacts from dinosaur bones to items from Moab's first doctor. There is a little of everything historical from the area inside this small museum. The museum also has a small art exhibit upstairs that highlight a few Moab resident artists. My recommendation is... More

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Richmond, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Well organized small museum with focus on local geology, mining, settlement and native american histories. Well worth the admission and one to two hours of time to escape the heat.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We have travelled many times to Moab and wondered about some of the area and town history. The entrance fee for adults was $5, cheaper for kids. There was information about dinosaurs, Native Americans, and lots on the history of mining in this area. The attendant was knowledgeable and answer our questions. Educational and comfortable get a way on a... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Took my in-laws to visit on a windy day. They loved it and I recommend it to all my customers. I am local and I love going in from time to time.

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Moab, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

If you're temporarily done with doing the outdoor activities in Moab and want to take a break from the elements, this is a great place to while away 30 minutes or a couple of hours. It's small museum, centrally located, with wonderful exhibits to educate, amuse and amaze young and old alike. Fossils, pioneer life and history, mining and archeology...may... More

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Moab Utah
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

This small town museum has insightful collections about the history of Moab. Especially nice to browse after a late lunch or early dinner from the downtown restaurants that are walking distance.

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Lakenheath, Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

We visited Moab last year and somehow missed this. We are so glad we went this year. It's not a large museum but has loads of interesting exhibits all about Moab and the surrounding area. The staff were very friendly. A special exhibition entitled New Harmonies had just opened when we visited. It was all about the history of american... More

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