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John Wesley Powell Museum

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Address: 6 North Lake Powell Blvd., Page, AZ 86040
Phone Number: 888-597-6873, 928-645-9496
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Small and interesting

This is a small yet interesting museum and tourist info operation all in one. The history of the exploration of the Colorado River system by John Wesley Powell is well presented... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there on Sunday and it was closed so I took a picture of the dinosaur trail outside the museum and the boat what John Wesley Powell used to explore the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a small yet interesting museum and tourist info operation all in one. The history of the exploration of the Colorado River system by John Wesley Powell is well presented and informative. There is also a small gift shop in the building and they have the best prices around for bottled water if you need any.

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Thank BernieandJune
Wadsworth, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We stopped for travel advice and everyone was very helpful. Nice store too with good prices. They had native Americans there later selling their wares .

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The staff are very friendly and have lots of information. They can also book tours for you if you need that service. The museum is small but has very diverse exhibits. Gives you a lot of information on the history of the area all around you.

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Cool history museum Indian artifacts local artists. Great gift shop for kids and jewelry. In the middle of page Arizona

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Placerville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Good place to drop by if your in the area. Basic introduction to Jhon Powell plus some info on the founding of Pageand the building of the dam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This little museum/information centre was close to our motel. We found it to be very informative and well laid out. Great history of the explorer/teacher/soldier John Powell. The lady at the desk was very helpful in providing information about the area.

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Meeker, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum about the larger than life explorer, John Wesley Powell. The movie touched on his exploration of the Green and Colorado Rivers. The exhibits are informative and the museum clean. I was disappointed in the gift shop - thought there should be more souvenirs related to Utah and the area. Mostly gimmick items made in China.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We were glad we found this museum in Page - not at Lake Powell or Glenn Canyon Dam. The story of Powell and the area was quite well presented and quite intriguing. This is also a visitor center and quite helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Arriving in Page the day before our Antelope Canyon tour, we stopped by Tourist Information to find some activities. The gentleman suggested this small museum. Our expectations were low, yet we were pleasantly surprised by the interesting and well constructed exhibits all for $3.00. In addition to displays about Powell's fascinating life, the museum provides attention getting exibitions of dinosaurs,... More 

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