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“A gem of a museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of John Wesley Powell River History Museum

John Wesley Powell River History Museum
765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
435-564-3427
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Wickenburg, Arizona
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537 reviews 537 reviews
320 attraction reviews
Reviews in 153 cities Reviews in 153 cities
473 helpful votes 473 helpful votes
“A gem of a museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I'm absolutely not the type tp spend hours in gloomy, dusty museum halls - this place is anything but. albeit small, it is packed with very interesting displays centered around Powell and his river discovery trips, as well as the history of the area, so closely tied to the river. Some of the info boards are even outdoors. There is also a really nice gift store with tasteful merchandise.
If you pass through Green River anyway, give this an hour or so, it's really worth it.

Visited May 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Stellar staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This is a very small museum, but it's got a lot to offer. The curator spent a lot of time with us, bringing out topographical maps and showing us the best places to hike.

Visited June 2011
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Cocoa, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“A must stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

It was a real surprise to find this fine museum in this small town. It tell about JW Powell's trip down the Colorado. Movie on the adventure down the Colorado and Green River. Gift store, art gallery, dino exhibits.

Visited May 2012
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Asheville, NC
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very educational of area.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We liked that it was very educational and they gave lots of information about the area. They had some great photo's.

Visited September 2011
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Utah
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice movie, river history, and dinosaurs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Interesting 20-minute movie about the first exploration of the Green and Colorado rivers by John Wesley Powell. The museum had a couple of dinosaurs and some interesting artwork. Not a great museum by any means, but the staff were very friendly and the museum was probably about as good as it gets in a small town like Green River. We spent about a hour at the museum.

Visited April 2012
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