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The Edge of the Cedars State Park

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Address: 660 W 400 North, Blanding, UT 84511
Phone Number: 435-678-2238
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Informative displays on the history of the region.

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Best Anasazi Museum

On your way to Canyonlands or Moab, you will go through the bustling metropolis of Blanding, Utah where you will find a few gas station/convenience stores and a couple of sketchy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On your way to Canyonlands or Moab, you will go through the bustling metropolis of Blanding, Utah where you will find a few gas station/convenience stores and a couple of sketchy motels. On the edge of town there is the state park. Unless you are planning to camp, you can ignore the park. But you do want to stop at... More 

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Provo, United States
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a great museum about the life of the ancient Puebloans. It was amazing to see so many artifacts which have been found in the area. Make sure you watch the 15-minute video that's available in the auditorium. Also, you can walk right outside the museum to see the ruins. There's a sidewalk around the ruins so it's easy... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Almost hesitated to stop here after some 17 days of ruins, canyons, and monuments, but am SO glad we stopped. If you have any shred of interest in pottery or artifacts of Puebloans/Anasazi this is a must stop. Very well curated museum/displays that document the various groups that inhabited this part of the Southwest/Four Corners area. An incredibly well-preserved artifact... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The museum is small, but one of the most informative museums for anyone interested in the Ancestral Puebloans. The exhibit of pottery, with an interactive information system, is a gem. We will definitely return because they evidently have changing exhibitions.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

If you have 1-2 hours this is a great place to spend the time. This is a great museum with informative displays. There are some ancient pueblo ruins on the grounds and it's wheelchair accessible. This is the only place I've been to with a restored underground kiva you can actually enter. What a special experience! There is a $5... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The museum has interesting and informative displays of archaeological finds. There is a glassed-in room displaying all the pottery which was amazing. They also displayed pots found by hikers with their stories of discovery which was really interesting. The ruin behind the museum has a kiva.

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Unless people are spending time in the area, or are specifically looking for Ancestral Puebloan sites, they might miss this museum. That would be a shame. We have visited the Southwest many times and have gone to museums in Arizona and New Mexico. This little state park in southeast Utah is as amazing as anything I have seen elsewhere in... More 

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Northern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

About an hour or two is all you need to spend here. Digs and restored kiva. Extensive pottery collection, and the "storage" area can also be viewed.

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Southwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Very well done, changing exhibits, a place the kids can stretch their legs. Easy to find. Educational.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is the "don't-miss" attraction in Blanding, a wonderful museum of Anasazi and other Puebloan art, culture, and history, including one of the best collections of pottery from those periods I have seen. Plus, the museum is on the site of an excavated kiva and dwellings. Both children and adults will find a lot to see, and there is a... More 

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