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Powell Museum

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Nice small museum

We arrived early for our Antelope Canyon tour so wandered the area around to kill some time. Nearby... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
B1714D
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Belgrade, Serbia
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A lovely local museum with great friendly staff. It is small, but packed with local history... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early for our Antelope Canyon tour so wandered the area around to kill some time. Nearby encountered this small and free museum, with an interesting local history and facts on Mr. Powell's explorations. It had a cute and interesting gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Had some extra time while waiting for a slot canyon tour so decided to visit this museum. It was VERY informative and interesting! Maps, dioramas, photos, and historical info on the early Lake Powell explorers, including John Wesley Powell who was quite the adventurer and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

A lovely local museum with great friendly staff. It is small, but packed with local history. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Horse91dancer
Reviewed November 29, 2018

We were very pleasantly surpised with our visit! We received very detailed maps with a lot of advises and comments from very knowledgeable and friendly employees. We returned with few questions about local area and got a free museum tour with a lot of interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank onova2014
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The Powell Museum in Page, Arizona, commemorates the life and accomplishments of John Wesley Powell, offers a variety of exhibits on the history and culture of the Colorado Plateau, relating to the history of Page, Glen Canyon Dam, the Colorado River, pioneer history and Native...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The gift shop is arguably more interesting than the museum displays themselves! We found the cultural displays more interesting than the historical ones. There is a case with beautiful native silver and turquoise jewelry, some of which is available for purchase.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 703maryt
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Our Road Scholars' tour took us to the Powell Museum while we were on a road trip to visit 5 National Parks in Utah. It was very interesting to take our time to see some history of the west and the Colorado River. The exhibits...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank westlakers
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Excellent condensed presentations of geology, dinosaurs, exploration and more. Every member of your group should find at least one area of interest. One room is set up like an old trading post, with opportunities to buy some of the items on display.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Westback
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This is a small museum but has a lot of neat history here to read about. It doesn't take long to go through the whole thing, maybe an hour tops. Did this on a rainy day when we couldn't go hiking.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tntaj
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We had a little while to kill before heading to our Antelope Canyon tour and noticed all the cars in the parking lot to the museum. At first we thought it was just parking to walk across the bridge above the dam and the river...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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DannyS
Santa Ana, CA
Trip report: Zion to Lake Powell in 9 days - part 4 of 5 (2 Replies)
Day 5 Today is hiking some of those narrow, twisty, slot canyons in an area a few miles south of Page, Arizona. The good folks of the Navajo Nation gave me a permit in advance through the mail. I meet four other hikers the first hour. The next four hours the only fresh tracks in the sand are those of animals. I have these canyons to myself most of the day and I took enough photos to start a post card business. This place is so remote I find animal carcasses on the ground and in one...More
October 07, 2009|
Response fromK-Bot|
Another great vignette, Danny! I especially appreciate your discussion about the Colorado River Discovery Oar Trip. This is strictly a shoulder-season offering (it doesn't run in the summer), but how wonderful to be able to kick back and enjoy the quiet for a change. Oh, the dive shop you were talking about is called Twin Finn. It's on Vista Ave. Maybe next time.
q_alba
Illinois
Grand Canyon north rim, Page and Monument Valley (8 Replies)
Hello, Thanks to those who have taken time to write trip reports and who respond to questions on this forum. You have helped us get our vacation plans this far. We are now looking for places of interest that are less visited, hidden gems, or “off the wall” things that will not take us too far off our planned routes. I hope you can help us “tweak” our vacation plans. We are two friends visiting Grand Canyon North Rim (GCNR), Page, Monument Valley and then onto national parks in Utah. All...More
May 12, 2018|
Response fromjane s|
-- You may want to stop at the Le Fevre Overlook near Fredonia. It'll be on your left. >>Also, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona are on the same time. Correct?<< No. When it's 4 am in Nevada (PDT) or Arizona (MST), it's 5 am in Utah (MDT). 2. I like the original cliffdwellers ruins that are just east of the Cliffdwellers Lodge/Restaurant. 3. Wahweap Overlook for sunset. You may also want to linger a bit at Lone Rock Beach. 4. You'll be passing by the Navajo National Monument. Maybe...More
FluteOboe
Oregon Coast, Oregon
9 nights in Helena & area Southwest Montana (0 Replies)
I'm reposting this in Helena forum because I got no response in Montana forum...maybe it was the wrong place to ask this..... I'd appreciate some help from knowledgeable people on an area on Montana we will be going to in about a week from now which is Helena and the whole southwest Montana area. As I'm busy with work I've been trying to figure out a nice trip for a 60+ year old couple who enjoy the outdoors and moderate hiking as well as historical museums or areas. I've read thoroughly the...More
September 04, 2016|