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Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum

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Address: 155 E Main St, Price, UT 84501-3033
Phone Number: +1 800-817-9949
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This museum has a Hall of Archaeology, and a Hall of Paleontology as well...

This museum has a Hall of Archaeology, and a Hall of Paleontology as well as a delightful Discovery Area where children can dig for dinosaur bones , play in a pithouse or choose from many games, puppets and printed materials. The museum's Observation Labs enable the visitor to view the "behind the scenes" processes and speak one-on-one with a preparator. LIVE feedings of the museum "critters", an alligator, soft-shelled turtle and a monitor lizard takes place every Friday promptly at 4:00 pm. (General admission fees apply).

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small museum, but full on great artifacts from the area. Whole family enjoyed the exhibits. Plan on about an hour

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Douglas B
Naples, Florida, United States
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Naples, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

small museum, but full on great artifacts from the area. Whole family enjoyed the exhibits. Plan on about an hour

Thank Douglas B
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another museum on our dinosaur family vacation. We camped at Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, UT and this museum was well worth the 2.5 hour drive. Paleontology and Archaeology are represented very well at this museum. Our kids and my husband and I enjoyed learning about dinos and Native Americans. We were here for about an hour; enough for the... More 

Thank taradurkin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch in Price two years ago ( I wasn't able to select July 2014 in the "when did you visit" drop down) and saw this museum. We are so glad we went inside. It was well worth the two hours we spent there!

Thank OrLuvtravel
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IF you want to show your kids some dinosaurs and not have to deal with a million tourists this is the place. Good staff and nice exhibits, hey - its something to do that is cheap

Thank dandipoint
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Thought it would be a nice place to take a break from our car ride from Salt Lake to Moab. We were not expecting large city quality museum. Even so, family concluded it was not worth admission; small, underwhelming, low budget perhaps? See photos.

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PrehistoricMuseum, Director at Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum, responded to this review

I appreciate your stopping by the museum, but I am sorry you were disappointed. You are right that the older exhibits look amateurish, because they were in fact built by enthusiastic community members in the 1960s-1980s. I was hired 6 years ago as the first professional museum director in order to make this museum more professional and less of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling through Utah with our grandson and gladly ended up spending a warm, wonderful rainy day in this museum instead of a cold, wet and muddy exhibit outside of town. Our grandson especially enjoyed the hands on activities for the children. We all had a great and informative time and picked up some very cheap and incredible souvenirs... More 

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Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Three of us went to the USUE Prehistoric Museum. Excellent and well presented. From dinosaurs to Native American artifacts. Two floors but the do have elevators. Very clean and many many displays. Nice gift shop also. A pleasant surprise and we will go back again. If in the area a nice place to go to if you are into museums.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Amazing collection of local history and artifacts. The Pilling Figurines are mesmerizing and so incredibly unique. Wonderful to get to gaze upon the real thing and not just a photo.

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Huntington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This museum has excellent displays of a variety of dinosaurs that were historically indigenous to Emery and Carbon counties. The layout of the museum is well planned. Information for each display is easy to read.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This museum surpassed our expectations. Paleontology and anthropology exhibits were excellent. They have an extensive array of fossils and artifacts. After our family left, my husband returned and spent the rest of the afternoon there. Worthy of a visit, the longer, the better!

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