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Address: 300 East 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078
Phone Number: 435 789 7399
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Good stop with kids

The staff was very friendly and helped set our kids up with coloring and a scavenger hunt game that they were excited to play. We all enjoyed looking through the artifacts while... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2016
LJTraveler2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Medford, Oregon
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67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot of potential with this museum, particularly the Fremont Indian Collection. Some really unusual rifles in the up stairs part. As long as they are selective in their displays, this should be a good stop.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I am not certain what people who rated this highly saw. It has limited material with limited info on the history of Vernal. Much of the Native American material is not even labeled as to what exactly it is. I normally like small town museums but this one was a disappointment.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The staff was very friendly and helped set our kids up with coloring and a scavenger hunt game that they were excited to play. We all enjoyed looking through the artifacts while playing the games. The price is right...it's FREE!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I took my grandkids, and we had a blast!! The grandkids were so intrigued by all the history. The staff was awesome, and very knowledgeable!! All of the exhibits were amazing, and

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Fruita, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Can't complain much,,,,,,this museum is free! People who work there were super nice and helpful...don't think it took more than an hour to look through everything

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Thank lacey b
Salt Lake City, Utah
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Western Heritage Museum is in a new building on Highway 40 next to the library. It's well worth a stop. When we visited, there were the usual displays and artifacts, a quilt show and a traveling Smithsonian exhibit. Wow! Our group of adults and young children loved each area we visited. And they had a wonderful little gift shop... More 

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3 Thank slctravelagent
Vernal, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

kinda out of our way however they have some very well kept western items that you dont see now days that are looking that great,

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1 Thank Carl A
West Jordan, Utah, United States
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was the last stop on our weekend getaway to Vernal. We decided to stop by in the morning before we headed home. We had six kids with us ages 3 - 11 and they all enjoyed looking at the stuff in the museum. Please note - the museum is not at the address listed on 200 S, it has... More 

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3 Thank Angie H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Charming museum that seems to be run by people with a passion for the west. I enjoyed the First Lady doll exhibit and all of the old machines.

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Irving, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Wife and I loved this museum. Lots of things to see from Vernal and Utah's past. We went during the county fair and it was free, so that was a plus. If you like historical artifacts this is a great little museum to go to.

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