Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage

Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage

Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage
4.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage (MFWH) is dedicated to stories of American Western Heritage as showcased by films from the Moab to Monument Valley region. The Museum is located within the main lodge of Red Cliffs Lodge, the exact location where John Ford and John Wayne filmed Rio Grande and other classic Westerns. Since then, the Moab to Monument Valley region has hosted the toast of Hollywood: Roger Moore, Gregory Peck, Ricardo Montalban, Ben Johnson, Francis Ford, Peter Fonda, Beverly D'Angelo, Patrick Swayze, Michael Bay, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nicholas Cage, Christopher Lloyd, Henry Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Will Smith, John Woo, Tom Cruise, Christian Slater, Ed Harris, River Phoenix, and the list goes on...
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  • T D
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3,291 contributions
    Small interesting museum
    We stayed at the Red Cliff Lodge, so we stopped by the Moab Film museum to check it out. It’s right next to the reception. Didn’t know that many movies were filmed in Moab. There was a movie about the filming industry and some memorabilia - great museum if you have 30 min - 1 hour to spend.
    Visited March 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 12, 2021
  • TexasTravel59
    Lubbock, Texas240 contributions
    Fun visit!
    At first it seems amazing that so many famous films have Moab scenery as their backdrop. Then you take a look around outside and realize that is a natural. This little museum is a great place to enjoy some air conditioning on a blazing hot August afternoon while waiting for evening activities to begin. There is a really nice film that shows continuously covering highlights of Moab's decades of film industry involvement.
    Thank you so much! We are happy that you had an enjoyable time!
    Written September 2, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2020
    Written August 26, 2020
  • Lydia S
    Fort Worth, Texas274 contributions
    Quirky little museum worth a visit
    We were accidental tourists to this quirky little attraction. An overnight storm scuttled a jeep tour at Arches so we pivoted. The drive alone made the trip worth it, beautiful red cliffs towering over a fast moving Colorado river flowing red from rain runoff. The museum is downstairs at the lodge, and we thoroughly enjoyed the retro displays. Seeing the actual Thelma (or was it Louise?) mannequin retrieved from the river after that spectacular closing sequence of the movie was a hoot.
    Visited September 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2021
  • TravelinT62_13
    43 contributions
    Just gotta go!!
    The location of the museum is on the grounds of an awesome ranch resort. The restaurant @ Red Cliff's has an awesome view if you plan on having a meal during your museum visit. We couldn't believe all the movies filmed in and around Moab. The drive on Rt. 128 is the most beautiful of our week.
    Visited May 2021
    Written June 4, 2021
  • Susan A
    Santa Fe, New Mexico32 contributions
    Insider Look at the Movies That Have Been Made in Utah
    My husband and I learned about this museum from the employee at a coffee shop in Mohab. We enjoyed watching the movie in which actors. producers and extras talked about their experiences making movies in Utah. The discussion about Thelma and Louis was fascinating.
    Visited October 2022
    Written October 26, 2022
  • Annie M
    Clinton, New Jersey78 contributions
    Fun stop
    I'm really glad that we built in a visit to the Museum of film (aka the 'Cowboy museum')museum. It was fun and interesting. We paired it with a visit to the Moab Museum and the drive in Castle Valley Rd.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 7, 2022
  • kerrieo471
    20 contributions
    Hidden Gem
    We found this museum by accident through a Goggle search of museums in Moab. What a find…it is hard to imagine how many movies and commercials have been made between 1925 and the present in the National Parks in Moab to Monument Valley. John Wayne westerns of course, but Thelma and Louise, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, to name a few. Definitely a must see as a down day from hiking.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Cindy P
    Saint Louis, Missouri49 contributions
    All the movies filmed in this area
    Had a great time looking at old movie stills, stars and directors who’ve shot sequences in Moab, along the Colorado River, and in Monument Valley. There’s a 30-minute documentary about how the movies came to this area. Note: museum is downstairs at Red Cliff Lodge.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Candace71
    Pueblo West, Colorado324 contributions
    Worth a Stop
    If your taking scenic CO River RD to or from Moab, the museum worth a stop. The lodge restaurant was closed for dinner in Jan but looked like nice place to have a meal and watch sunset. We liked looking at all the pictures and reading about all the movies, tv shows, and commericals filmed near lodge and near Moab.
    Visited January 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 5, 2022
  • Randy W
    44 contributions
    Very much worth the stop
    We did not stay here this trip but REALLY enjoyed the museum. Very worth the stop. We also had lunch down by the river. A little pricey but enjoyed it a lot. Lots of history and a very good location. If you are in the area be sure and stop even if you are not staying for the night
    Written June 5, 2022
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TravelinT62_13
Cincinnati43 contributions
May 2021
The location of the museum is on the grounds of an awesome ranch resort. The restaurant @ Red Cliff's has an awesome view if you plan on having a meal during your museum visit. We couldn't believe all the movies filmed in and around Moab. The drive on Rt. 128 is the most beautiful of our week.
Written June 4, 2021
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Susan A
Santa Fe, NM32 contributions
Oct 2022
My husband and I learned about this museum from the employee at a coffee shop in Mohab. We enjoyed watching the movie in which actors. producers and extras talked about their experiences making movies in Utah. The discussion about Thelma and Louis was fascinating.
Written October 26, 2022
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Annie M
Clinton, NJ78 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
I'm really glad that we built in a visit to the Museum of film (aka the 'Cowboy museum')museum. It was fun and interesting. We paired it with a visit to the Moab Museum and the drive in Castle Valley Rd.
Written September 7, 2022
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kerrieo471
E. Northport 20 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We found this museum by accident through a Goggle search of museums in Moab. What a find…it is hard to imagine how many movies and commercials have been made between 1925 and the present in the National Parks in Moab to Monument Valley. John Wayne westerns of course, but Thelma and Louise, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, to name a few. Definitely a must see as a down day from hiking.
Written September 21, 2023
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Cindy P
Saint Louis, MO49 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Had a great time looking at old movie stills, stars and directors who’ve shot sequences in Moab, along the Colorado River, and in Monument Valley. There’s a 30-minute documentary about how the movies came to this area. Note: museum is downstairs at Red Cliff Lodge.
Written September 17, 2023
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Candace71
Pueblo West, CO324 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
If your taking scenic CO River RD to or from Moab, the museum worth a stop. The lodge restaurant was closed for dinner in Jan but looked like nice place to have a meal and watch sunset. We liked looking at all the pictures and reading about all the movies, tv shows, and commericals filmed near lodge and near Moab.
Written February 5, 2022
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Randy W
44 contributions
We did not stay here this trip but REALLY enjoyed the museum. Very worth the stop. We also had lunch down by the river. A little pricey but enjoyed it a lot. Lots of history and a very good location. If you are in the area be sure and stop even if you are not staying for the night
Written June 5, 2022
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OBMomof2
Olive Branch, MS57 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
It was free but not worth the price of gas to get out there. The drive was beautiful and the lodge was unique to see but honestly the museum is very dated. Also good luck actually finding the museum b/c there are no signs anywhere!
Written March 14, 2022
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA2,489 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed the drive from Moab to the Red Cliffs Lodge along the Colorado River. We left Arches after hiking to Delicate Arch and needed lunch and a break. We ate at the outdoor grill at the lodge and enjoyed the river view. Then we went to the lodge to checkout the Film Museum. It’s dated but so totally cool if you’re a child of the 70s. I had no idea how many films were made in the area and their contribution to the local economy.
Written April 2, 2022
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sleepy2l
Hamilton, OH336 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
Just a pleasant few miles drive out of town you will come to Red Cliff's Lodge, which was out of our price range, but the free movie museum downstairs was not! This is open to the public all day long and features memorabilia from some of the many films made in and around Moab, Ut. It is truly an unexpected gem which deserves some publicity. John Wayne fans will especially love the displays found here.
Written September 22, 2014
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