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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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Salmon, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My kids were interested in the dinosaurs most of all, the displays were interesting but not interactive or that engaging for small children, there was a kids play space near the exit. We spent a few early morning hours here before lunch and shopping.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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76 reviews 76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was dragged to the museum against my will ;) That being said, I'm glad I was. The experience was very good. I had no idea this was in Utah. We went on a busy day and parking was a bit difficult. If you go, you need to plan on several hours at a minimum. There is a lot to... More

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Salt Lake City
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Their special exhibit on"The Horse" was what brought us back, and it was extremely interesting and well done. However, we took advantage of their small (no more than 15 at a time) guided tour, which really made a huge difference, and we think was a much better experience than just walking through reading signs on our own. Guided tour was... More

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There is so much to see at this museum that it is hard to get it all done in one trip! I would take kids at least 8--9, much younger and there isn't that much to keep them interested so that the adults can explore also.

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Glorious blend of architecture, well-curated exhibits, light and cross-valley scenery. Truly worth the time.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is well worth the visit if you are interested in natural history; however, there is more to this museum including its stunning setting at a point looking over the Salt Lake Valley, its architecture, which is "wow!," the sustainable landscaping surrounding the building, and the solar panels and other features designed into the building that promote efficiency and conservation.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It was the first time I had ever been there and I loved that there were th things th hat the kids could get in their and do

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Newly built, the architecture is very impressive and the exhibits are fresh and interesting. Great place to bring kids, and still interesting for adults. Utah is such an outdoors state for both visitors and natives. The museum explains what you are seeing (geology, plants, native American history, etc.), allowing you to get more from your outdoor experience. Tourists should stop... More

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Langley, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This new museum ranks up in the top three of the natural history museum I have had the opportunity to visit her in the US and Europe. I look forward to my next opportunity to visit in Salt Lake and resume visiting the exhibits.

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California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Natural History Museum of Utah is worth a visit. The location is on a hill, offering wonderful views on a clear day. The museum is fun to tour, from top floor going downward to the entrance; and it is educational. An outdoor deck provides another vantage point for getting a scenic view. There is ample free parking.

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