Moqui Cave

Moqui Cave, Kanab

Ancient Ruins • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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An Ancient history museum inside a natural sandstone Cave. Come check out our dinosaur tracks, fossils, artifacts and much much more!
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Lnmagnee
Portland, OR63 contributions
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The website doesn't mention admission, so we didn't know the cost before arriving. It was only $7 per person, so we decided to check it out. One employee told us a brief history of the museum, and was able to answer questions. There is an old bar decorated with an assortment of items. There is an area with fossils. There is an area with fluorescent minerals and a few blacklight "paintings" that add to the "glow," but detract from the "professional" aspect of the museum. The gift shop has lots of junk for sale. Moqui Cave is definitely a "tourist trap," but for the cheap admission, it's worth a quick visit.
Written May 10, 2022
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TravellingHolovacis
Owen Sound, Canada25 contributions
Quick stop, nice and cool inside, interesting minerals, and some local history. Gift shop and entry fee, we appreciated the displays of indigenous art. Enjoyed a smoothie as well. There are other places to see caves for free if not wanting souvenirs or to pay entry fee.
Written July 6, 2022
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Diana R
Vail, AZ34 contributions
Yup....$7 entrance fee to go inside cave of three rooms filled with rock and fossil specimens, a bar, dinosaur tracks, Indian artifacts (authentic, perhaps and souvenirs). The guide taking the fee was the grandson of the Mormon who bought the cave and used it for cowboys wanting to get a drink and concerts with great acoustics according to him. The grandfather also made it his mission to collect as many rocks and fossils to display as he could. One room was tourist junk for sale. All in all, a different tourist experience but not sure it was worth $7. Not really a museum.....more like a family collection. Actually, the most interesting things were the two photos of the grandfather and his 17 daughters and 22 sons. (Good Golly...I've probably not remembered the correct numbers but you get the idea.)
Written September 28, 2020
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Laura B
6 contributions
This was an impromptu stop while traveling from Grand Canyon to Zion. Since the museum is in a cave it was refreshingly cool despite the heat outside. The family that owns the museum had many interesting and unusual stories to share. There was a small fee to enter and we spent about 45 minutes inside. Although we didn’t eat, there was food available outside with some seating. I haven’t seen anything like this before and it was well worth stopping for.
Written July 6, 2021
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,306 contributions
Reasons you might want to stop here: The cave is cool on hot days. Kids will most likely enjoy the exhibits of dinosaur tracks, arrowheads and Native American pottery, fossils, minerals, and such. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the history of the cave (quite interesting).

Reasons you might not want to stop here: Cost is $7 per person. It is kind of a tourist trap. The exhibits I mentioned above don't interest you.

I found the history of the cave more interesting than I thought and ended up staying longer than I had planned. Overall, I had a good time here.
Written May 11, 2022
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The Places Where We Go Podcast
Simi Valley, CA944 contributions
We took advantage of one of the unique roadside stops near Zion. Having read about the Moqui Cave the prior day, it caught our attention as a quirky roadside attraction. We arrived early afternoon and paid $7 each to enter and view the exhibits inside. This is a folksy type of unusual tourist stop. The archeological and mixed collections of a town’s old timer are on display in three different rooms. Here, you’ll see a variety of dinosaur bones, Indian artifacts, rock displays and more. Some of the artifacts are from various parts of the world while some have been collected over time from the local area.

The first attendant who gave us a brief introduction was a descendent of Garth Chamberlain. Mr. Chamberlain purchased the site in 1951 and opened a tavern in this space. Shortly after that, it became a tourist attraction and museum. There are various artist renderings on display that were created by Garth Chamberlain. The last room you’ll enter is mostly a souvenir shop.

Know that this is not a natural cave, and what you will see if you stop here is not an exploration of a historic cave. Rather, this is more a roadside piece of Americana - quirky, funky and a bit of a head scratcher. You’ll either be amused and slightly entertained, or you’ll feel as if you got jipped of $7.

Now, $7 is not a steep price to spend a bit of time seeing something unusual. That said, if you have high standards for your vacation dollar, you might continue on your way versus stopping here. On the other hand, if you can appreciate things unusual and don’t mind something that is very much off the beaten path, you might just enjoy an hour stop at this site.
Written July 5, 2020
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Romelie C
Las Vegas, NV82 contributions
Great place to stop if you're in need of abreak from the road. There is a self guided tour of an ancient cave that has a lot of history & artificats. It is $6 per person & about 30 min long. There is also a cafe outside that provides drinks, acai bowl, sandwiches & smoothies. There is also plenty of outdoor seating & a corn hole. Supe cute!
Written May 28, 2020
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Lexibelle
Phoenix, AZ1,045 contributions
We really liked this place! It's a big inside the Cave with lots of history. The story goes that the actors were looking for a place to have a drink after filming movies and shows in town. The guy who bought the Cave opened a bar so the actors could come for drinks. Now it's a gift shop and has lots of interesting local artifacts including various gems and stones. There's a also a large empty room for dancing. There's so many great things about this place but two notables ones, it's dark and cool inside and the cutest little food truck next door.
Written July 24, 2022
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ayeen143
Macon, GA33 contributions
it was deceiving because we thought it was the entrance to the actual cave. we paid $7 each for a freaking museum. The actual cave is down the street where you park across the road, cross the road then hike up steep side of the hill to get to the actual cave. they should let people know that its a museum not the actual cave because the actual cave trail is free.
Written June 24, 2021
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cjbh
Salt Lake City, UT164 contributions
This natural cave, once Southern Utah's first dance hall/bar, is now a fun museum and rock and gift shop. Includes the original bar, lots of arrowheads, movie memorabilia, and a section of rocks that glow in the dark or under black light.
The best part is the owner & at least one of his employees are super friendly, and they are descended from the original owners. They're full of wonderful stories, such as "The boss is descended from the 4th wife. I'm descended from the 1st wife." You could talk to them forever! Hottest temp inside is about 65 degrees, great on a warm day! Buy a cool smoothie & sit under big trees in the shade to drink it.
The owner is also full of great info on the local ATV trails. He's on the local trails committee. This summer they will open up a concierge service where they can guide you as you ride your own ATV, or you can rent ATVs from them and then they will guide you.
Written May 12, 2020
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