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John Wesley Powell River History Museum

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Interesting Stop

After touring a bunch of “outdoor” national and state parks in Utah, many helped to be created by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bainbridge, Georgia
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Excellent Museum

This museum had a lot of content, was very well laid out and had a good movie. Well worth the time... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
chuck k
Madison, Wisconsin
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765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the museum while waiting for our Antelope Canyon tour. It was interesting, and only worth about 30 minutes. John W. Powell was an amazing guy and deserves the museum and recognition but the museum is pretty static and not as dynamic as it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After touring a bunch of “outdoor” national and state parks in Utah, many helped to be created by rivers first explored by John Wesley Powell, this was an interesting stop! Great film shown on Mr Powell’ exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers - with NO...More

Thank rmgilliard
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum had a lot of content, was very well laid out and had a good movie. Well worth the time if this subject is of interest to you. We were glad to have stopped. Very nice gift shop too with much more variety of...More

Thank chuck k
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The film is a great introduction for those with no previous knowledge of Powell. The staff was helpful and accommodating. The gift shop is almost as large as the exhibits.

Reviewed September 4, 2018

We stayed across the street, and I had some time to kill, so I thought I'd give it a try. BEST decision I made today. This museum is informative, interesting, and worth a visit if you are in the area. The 20 minute video alone...More

Thank Lana K
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Very nicely done museum. Gives a complete history of the area and the river. Includes a River Runner Hall of Fame. Antique river boats also on display. Very nice gift shop. Worth an hour or two. Also you can charge your Tesla while in the...More

Thank Qn44
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this. We had driven east on I-70 and there is a LONG gap between services. So we pulled off the road at the first Green River turnoff, fuelled up, got a snack then decided to drive through town to find a spot...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

As an avid river history buff I have been trying to get to this museum the last few trips to Utah and finally the timing worked. This is a great museum with very nicely done narratives and terrific items on display. Don't miss the downstairs...More

Thank TCTraveler_10
Reviewed July 7, 2018

After a long day of traveling, we stopped to get a bite to eat. As we left the restaurant, we noticed the museum and decided to extend our break. So glad we did. So much history and very well done. The exhibits are beautifully done...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Great little museum. Interesting exhibits and a good book selection. Friendly staff. They have interesting displays. Worth a visit.

Thank Scott S
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March 12, 2018|
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Response from SMGrandma | Reviewed this property |
About 1-2 hours.
November 1, 2016|
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Response from 2thesun | Reviewed this property |
Scott H is certainly giving you a good start. Also see if you can contact any other authors on Mr Powell who are still extant and get their suggestions. You need the opinion/reviews of people who have written about his life... More
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Response from Lastrick | Reviewed this property |
Hours: Summer – Mon-Sat: 9am – 7pm, Sun: 12pm-5pm Winter – Tues – Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm