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Definitely worth spending time with CCDC.

A guide took us into Bears Ears where we saw petroglyphs, ancient ruins, desert potholes, foliage... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
LovetoTravel84010
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Bountiful, Utah
A must stop

Stop in and say hi to Mary and the rest of the staff. Then wander through the center and take... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
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Canyon Country Discovery Center on Holiday Break. We will re-open Jan 26th. Canyon Country Discovery Center, offers hands-on educational experiences about the Colorado Plateau through exhibits, adventure education field trips, workshops...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1117 N. Main St, Monticello, UT 84535
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the second year in a row that the website has listed open yet we drive an hour to find that it is not. The number listed is the board of directors...whom never answers. Super frustrating that they can't update their website (this day...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

A guide took us into Bears Ears where we saw petroglyphs, ancient ruins, desert potholes, foliage, etc. They provided the transportation and know-how, which was invaluable. I don't know how we could have found these places without them. After our day in Bears Ears, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

I applaud the effort of this place to come up with a worthy hands-on science museum. I am not aware of anything that compares to it in this part of the state. However, it feels expensive for what you get. They really only have one...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Pam H, Operations Director at Canyon Country Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed July 28, 2018

Stop in and say hi to Mary and the rest of the staff. Then wander through the center and take advantage of more information and entertainment than you can imagine. They say "It's whats on the inside that counts" when talking about people, but that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

I just returned from a most enjoyable San Juan river trip outfitted by Canyon Country Discovery Center. Even though the extreme drought in the SW this year restricted the distance of river travel, the organizers did an excellent job of augmenting with additional hikes to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The price is right for a quick stop here ($20). More of a hands on museum for kids. They could use more displays pertinent to canyon country.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Hands on science activities and a rock wall. Trails outside but it was raining and we didn’t do those. Looked like a nice picnic area too

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Our first impromptu stop was the pueblo-style Canyon Country Discovery Center, located right off US 191 just before Monticello. The entrance fee was a very reasonable $6. We chatted it up with the very animated young lady who ran the place. She was born and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We saw the sign and stopped for lunch on our way through Utah. With two small boys who had been cramped in the car, this was the perfect place. It isn't huge, but our boys had a lot of fun. They especially liked the water...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Lyndie B, Manager at Canyon Country Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the recommendation. Have a great fall!

Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Slow down on the north end of Monticello to turn off to the west side of 191, at the big Discovery Center sign,and I was surprised and happy to find a great place to stop and stretch my legs, dog friendly too - and learn...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Lyndie B, Manager at Canyon Country Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We feel our stop is a unique place for anyone in the area.

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Slow_Hiker
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Pam H | Property representative |
Thank you for your great comments. The construction is finally finished and we area working on improved signage... Hope you visit again soon!
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