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Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum

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Address: 155 East Main, Price, UT 84501
Phone Number: +1 800-817-9949
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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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Holy Smokes, Batman!

This is a really great museum! And I don't really like museums, but I liked this one! I recommend the movie and full tour...they can tell you where to go to see the petroglyphs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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vallejo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really great museum! And I don't really like museums, but I liked this one! I recommend the movie and full tour...they can tell you where to go to see the petroglyphs yourself and I recommend you do. It really is a wonderful area!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very worthwhile experience.The giant mammoth is extraordinary.The skulls of dinosaurs gives the viewer of a meat eater and a plant eater.There are also various pieces of petrified wood, some of which have been beautifully polished.All in all,a great place to visit and learn.

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Toquerville UT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We got into Price a bit early and I had this on my "to do" list. We didn't spend a lot of time but thoroughly enjoyed it The museum is well layed out with interesting exhibits. We love the Ancient Indian exhibits, some of the places we had visited and liked learning more. If you find yourself in Price put... More 

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South Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We took our grandson who is a Museum hound. It is a small museum but they gave him more time to enjoy the interactive displays and children's areas. They do a great job showcasing the artifacts and history of prehistoric life in the area. Well worth the adventure.

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Thank Shauna A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The exhibits are interesting, informative and the explanations are easy to follow. You learn not only history but also the process of science in a real engaging way. I'm so glad we stopped here on our way to the National Parks.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We stopped by this museum because it was raining out side and needed an indoor activity. It is awesome! Alot of dinosaur bones and indian history. Would also be great for children. There was a kids corner where the kids could did in the sand to find dino bones.

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Thank bjanavice
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Our server was amazing! They have a great soup and salad bar with pasta and taco choices! We will return. Even my 6 year old loved the salad bar,!!!

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Naples, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

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

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

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!

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