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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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Seabeck, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

For starters, this museum is fairly new, and I was blown away at how nicely it was laid out. It's about 5 stories tall, with an elevator running to the top. It has an incredible view of the Salt Lake Valley. It has great exhibits on Native Americans and their culture; physical geographic history; dinosaurs; and early American settlers. This... More

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SLC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The building is so gorgeous, I was a bit underwhelmed by the exhibits. They were on par with other museums in the area, and I really expected them to be over the top amazing. I wish they had kept the mining exhibit from the old location. It was fun to sit in there and listen to the sounds of miners... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great location and building. Five stories of amazing displays on just about everything. We spent six hours moving right along. Don't miss the roof, it is the biggest solar installation in Utah and it is planted, very high tech.

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Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you stay in Salt Lake city pay a visit to this museum. It has pretty nice and informative exhibits on the history plus the dinosaur display is awesome.

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We've lived here 1 month and visited this place 4 times already. Great exhibits and great views of the surrounding area. Food was a pleasant surprise! I recommend this place for about ages 8+. There is a kid area for younger kids that is great, but exhibits themselves are better for older. (my 4 yr old liked the computerized horse... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The dinosaur exhibits makes this one of the better stops for an out of town family coming in. Pretty amazing displays.

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Redmond, UT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A great place to learn about Utah's beginnings, middle, and current happenings. Lots of good, easy to understand information that is not too boring to those of us who go along with family as a matter of compliance. Actually my wife loves the stuff and I much prefer to be out in the real life places. One disappointment was in... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

popped in for brief visit at 8.30pm - told us we had to have a guide - not actually needed as everything is written up and there are loads of pictures. The guide was an absolutely lovely man who really tried to teach us about his religion and how the Mormons started and how they finally came to Salt Lake... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Recently visited this museum last week and it was a pleasant experience for all. Very interactive for children. Well marked and labeled. Enjoyed the horse exhibit. Wonderful museum.....a little bit smaller than the Denver Natural History Museum we are used to (no wildlife halls), but still a great experience. Thank you.

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maui
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Took our two boys there and they mesmerized. Amazing dinosaur bones and lots of great exhibits about animals and peoples of today and yesteryear.

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