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Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 581-6927
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Striking building inside and out - so much to see and do, it is almost overwhelming. If we lived in Salt Lake we would definitely join. Comfortable and clean cafe. You can actually view their storage areas and watch them work on dinosaur and other archeological items. We found the rocks and minerals very interesting.

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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I went on the free day, but I would gladly pay full price. This place is 4 stories of awesomeness, and full of fun things to do. Also get a Panini at the cafe, perfect lunch.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wonderful, entertaining and hands on exhibits that go from atoms thru dinosaurs to current day. The floors were all connected with exhibits along ramps. A favorite was the dinosaur skeletons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was one of the best museums we went to. We came on free day which was an added bonus. They had really good exhibits and there were tons of children there.

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Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This has a beautiful setting and is right across from the Salt Lake botanical gardens. The entryway is very impressive. You start on the 5th floor and work your way down to the bottom and dinosaurs. There is a small cafe there with limited food choice (does include salads/wraps). They only downfall was the school groups, but that is to... More

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you appreciate a Natural History, then this is the museum for you. Fantastic dinosaur fossils and displays. All was very well done and first class. I highly recommend this museum for anyone who enjoys museums.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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123 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our travels to Northwest USA for 5 weeks brought us to many museums. We were very impressed by this museum. Premier displays. Easy to read and understand. Great for children. Just wind your way up and up and be amazed by the amount of information and displays. Best dinosaur exhibit. Native American exhibits. Minerals. More and more. Highly recommend the... More

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is, in my opinion, one of the top natural history museums in the country--and I used to be a member of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. This museum is not on that scale, but it does such an impressive job of teaching about the natural history of Utah and the intermountain west covering paleontology, climate,... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great museum! Super cool building architecture. Could spend hours here in the dinosaur and American Indian exhibits.

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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I am very much into visiting locations that make learning about history fun and educational at the same time. History is integral to understanding our future. But is severely neglected. Great place to visit while in SLC.

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