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Utah Field House of Natural History State Park

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Address: 235 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078-2605
Phone Number: 435-789-3799
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Exhibits explain the geologic history of the region.

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Dinosaurs and Flowers in Downtown Vernal

Driving through downtown Vernal, we were immediately impressed by the profusion of potted petunias on Main Street. To our delight, at one corner with an amazing flower display, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Driving through downtown Vernal, we were immediately impressed by the profusion of potted petunias on Main Street. To our delight, at one corner with an amazing flower display, we spied dinosaurs peeking over the flower laden fence! Intrigued, we decided to investigate what turned out to be the Utah Field House of Natural History. This museum is packed with up... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a lot bigger than I thought it would be, with multiple levels and plenty of hands on stuff for the kids.

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Bountiful, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is very interestingly organized as walking back in time. There is a lot of variation in the displays which keep the young ones fascinated and engaged. Some hands on opportunities also. the models in the gardens are also good for the kids and adults. The Utah Field House is a good introduction to the Dinosaur National Monument.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice time at the museum. Not very big, which was ok for us. Also, almost all of the outside exhibit was under construction. I understand this, but peak season in July? We did enjoy it despite this construction.

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Thank Elizabeth V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was neat and kept the interest of all of the adults but besides a few hands on things on the main my kids (ages 2, 4,6,7) were bored pretty quick. Prices are ok...$7 adults, 3.50 seniors, and kids $5 (0-5 are free admission). Wouldn't go back again. The facility was nice and clean.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the stop they gave fun things for kids, interesting things for adults. Great family fun for everyone.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son loves dinosaurs, so he spotted this one right away. Has really good exhibits, and a lot of variety. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Murray, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a family trip to Verrnal we stopped by on a rainy afternoon and was delighted with the size and quality of the exhibits. Would recommend to anyone traveling in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much more than I expected in such a small town as Vernal. Surprises tucked in every nook and cranny. Very educational for all age levels. A nice complement to Dinosaur National Monument as the dinosaurs in each are from different periods. This museum is probably more geared to young children than the National Monument.

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Downs, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped and spent about 2 hours at this smaller museum. It was a great preview before going to the Dinosaur National Monument at Jensen. We highly recommend it.

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