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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

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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17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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Seabeck, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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68 attraction reviews
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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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