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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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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I love natural history museums. In this day and age, I wasn't sure what to expect in the home of the Mormon Church. My only disappointment is how far this is from all the people who also love these subjects. From the location (an incredible view across the basin) to the architecture and materials used, this is a world class... More

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love this museum! It's an absolute must see! I went a few years back but they've re done it and it's astonishing! You can go about it two ways, start from the bottom levels-the past- and go up into the future. Or you can start at the upper levels and work your way down into the past!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This place is pretty big with lots to see. It's new so it has a very modern feel but keeping in tune with historical themes. I great education value for kids but plenty to keep adults occupied too.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

At 5 floors, this is a large but well laid out museum. Exhibits flow easily from floor to floor. A friend recommended we start at the top and walk our way down, which was excellent advice. Favorite areas included the dinosaur exhibit and the geological interactive area. Our grandkids loved it and had a ball playing with the interactive exhibits.... More

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alpharetta
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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Didn't have a car and took taxi from hotel. coming back had to walk down to Williams center to catch a free campus bus that took me to the TRAX and took that to main center near convention center. Nice little museum. The dinosaur exhibit was the best but the roof was worth seeing for the solar panels and the... More

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Albany, NY
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6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Worth the trip from downtown. Awesome view to SLC below. Cool dinosaur fossil exhibits. If you find yourself there with school groups, start at the top and work your way backwards to the lower floors for a quieter visit.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum is great, and if you're a U student it is free. Lot's of interesting exhibits and history. I loved learning more about how Utah was formed. I've been twice and enjoyed it both times.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum had all of the things one would expect from a natural history museum with emphasis on indigenous peoples and the land around Salt lake. I particularly enjoyed the outdoor deck and its panoramic views of the valley. I was in Salt lake for a convention and a trip to this museum was part of the schedule. the visit... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

From the dawn of time, to dinosaurs (very extensive exhibit), to native people's, to recent history, this place has it all. Reasonably priced and very easy to get to from downtown. All of the volunteers with side exhibits were awesome to chat with and a wealth of knowledge. The view from the roof top was breathtaking. The architecture of the... More

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Riverton, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I loved wandering though the dinosaur skeleton area. I was amazed at the many types from tiny to very large. Good access for wheelchairs even though I don't need one yet, hahaha! Ultimate Chocolate festival was a great exhibit. Glad we were able to see it.

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