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John Wesley Powell River History Museum

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Address: 765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
Phone Number: 435-564-3427
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Be sure to watch the movie

Fascinating exhibits, give yourself at least an hour to read the displays of the amazing explorers of the Green River, especially one-armed, Union officer John Wesley Powell..

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating exhibits, give yourself at least an hour to read the displays of the amazing explorers of the Green River, especially one-armed, Union officer John Wesley Powell..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well done and informative museum. Easy access in any vehicle and a great restaurant across the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Powell museum. There is not much else to do in town. It is very professionally put together.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the museum while staying in the area. The river exhibits are great, with lots of interesting info. The youngsters in our group were a bit disappointed in the sparse dinosaur exhibit however. There's a lot of interesting history depicted throughout the museum. Gift shop also had some unique items. This museum is well worth a visit if you have... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits are great.. was looking for some of the historical sites to see. had a wonderful talk with JoAnn who mknowsthe area real well. I was particularly interested in the rail road that was never completed. Also the signs outside the museum are really interesting. I need to go but could not leave till I read each one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was right next door to our hotel and provided an interesting hour or two. The opening film is particularly worth watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered into this little museum because it was 110 degrees outside and we wanted to do something besides huddle in our trailer while waiting for the sun to go down. It was interesting and well laid out, with many interesting facts. They show a great 20 minute video about John Wesley Powell and do a good job of presenting... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We found ourselves unexpectedly in Green River Utah, and were delighted to find this little gem of a museum. A well made, informative film and in-depth interpretive center plus a nice gift shop met all my needs. Friendly folks, too

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Interesting story of John Wesley Powell and his travels up and down the Green River. Has several life-size re-creations of canoes, etc. Also local rock collections, gems, and Indian history. We were surprised at the dinosaur exhibit in the basement - kids would love that. Also a good size souvenir shop inside. The museum is located on the I-70 business... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Interesting and informative, though somewhat dated museum. They did try to offer a view of the ones who came before the white men "discovered" this part of the country. I loved the replicas of the boats, and John Wesley Powell' talking mannequin. Lovely art gallery of local artist's work.

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