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Western Heritage Museum- MOVED

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Museum and Visitor Center

I found the staff to be most helpful and pleasant both times I stopped in -- once on the way to... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2016
James R
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Corvallis, Oregon
The staff went overboard to make this a captivating experience for my 7 year old boy

I was skeptical that my 7 year old, outdoor, nature-loving grandson who had come to Utah to see... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2016
MaryD5015
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Aug 19, 2016
“Museum and Visitor Center”
Aug 4, 2016
“The staff went overboard to make this a captivating experience for my 7 year old boy”
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Uintah County Heritage Museum houses a collection of western americana, American Indian object collections, pottery, baskets, arrowheads, photographs, and much more. Visit to see the famous First Lady Dolls collection. The museum is free of charge...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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300 E 200 S, Vernal, UT 84078-3220
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+1 435-789-7399
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

I found the staff to be most helpful and pleasant both times I stopped in -- once on the way to Colorado, the other on the way back. The Chief Ranger went to the trouble of printing out some weather reports for me as I...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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ldenzer, Exhibit Curator at Western Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

What a nice review, just in case you are thinking you will see dinosaurs that is the Field House of Natural History down the street. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit. Come and see us at 155 East Main next time you are...More

Reviewed August 4, 2016

I was skeptical that my 7 year old, outdoor, nature-loving grandson who had come to Utah to see dinosaurs would be very interested in this museum. However the staff did an excellent job of captivating him for a whole afternoon. They even showed him how...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank MaryD5015
Reviewed June 29, 2016

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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank cf m
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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Management response:Responded August 8, 2016

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to our museum. We recently moved and have been scrambling to get our labels and signage up. Hopefully you'll give us another shot!

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!

Date of experience: April 2016
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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

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Christina K
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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank 956laceyb
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank slctravelagent
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,

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Carl A
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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