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John Wesley Powell Museum

6 North Lake Powell Blvd., P.O. Box 547, Page, AZ 86040
888-597-6873, 928-645-9496
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Page
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 14, 2014
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South Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Quite small museum, but a very nice way to learn about the fascinating John Wesley Powell & his explorations. Nice respite on a hot day.

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Palo Alto, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a sort-of eclectic museum. Some Indian history, some river exploration, one or two dinosaurs, a mammoth and history of Page. Nevertheless, it was very fun to dedicate some 30 minutes to after returning from Antelope canyon and before heading out for dinner.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stopped here looking for information about Page, really because our cell phones didn't have signals. My expectations were low, but I'm glad we stopped. The friendly staff suggested some stops for my photographer husband, pointing us to the dam and Horeshoe Bend. Then, we toured the exhibits and learned a bit--very relaxing.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you love the Colorado River and have ever or hopefully some day will get to 'run the rapids' of the mighty river through the Grand Canyon you will appreciate the artifacts of John Wesley Powell's heroic exploits and explorations. You can read his journals and get a tiny taste of his travels which were then as amazing and unknown... More

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Plano, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

In Sept 2013 they had a special exhibit of Navajo weaving. The main exhibits are historic items of the area and John Wesley Powell. This may be a small museum but well worth the visit.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
39 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a museum attached to a visitors centre, the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a nominal fee to enter it gave a history of John Wesley Powell, glen canyon and lake Powell. There were some really nice photographs of Page comparing venues from when it was built to ow.

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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you're interested in the history of the adventurers who have attempted boating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, you can read their diaries and full accounts of their exploits in this small museum. Good exhibit of Navajo blankets as well.

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Cleburne, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Small but nice little collection of Colorado river local history. The real bonus, and 4th star was for the woman running the place. She beats the heck out of any visitor center when it comes to information for the area as far as how to best get there, things to see not on any map or brochure.

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Chattanooga, TN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We arrived about 4:00 p.m. through the week and with it closing at 5:00 p.m., they let us in for free. The normal entry fee was $5.00. There was a special exhibit of Navajo rugs that described the different styles that was very interesting. The rest of the museum part was nothing extroadinary though there is a small gift shop... More

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Lake Oswego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We weren't expecting much but were pleasantly surprised by the attractive displays and interesting information. The museum is on the main road in Page and hard to miss. It helped us understand the area and made our trip more meaningful.

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