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Interesting place - lots of artifacts

Visiting the museum would not be my number one objective in Kanab, but if you have time, it's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EricA3805
A little "hoakie" but they have some great mineral samples and lots of history...

The attraction is now run by the grandson/son of the owners since our first visit years ago. He is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This attraction is a nice diversion from driving between different sites in southwestern Utah. The cave is located approximately 5 miles north of Kanab, Utah on US Highway 89; there is a fee for admission ($5.00). The owner was not present on the day I visited; his daughter and her friend were running the site and they were very cordial and extremely knowledgeable of the history of the cave and of the area in general. The cave was purchased in 1951 and was operated as a saloon and dancehall until 1977; at that point, it was converted to a museum. The artifacts (fossils, pottery, arrowheads, phosphorescent minerals) inside were collected by the original owner who would travel abroad/locally and collect items during the winters when the saloon/dancehall was closed. The entrance to the cave has an adobe facade that was installed by the owners and is not an original feature of the cave. There is a gift shop that offers a variety of items specific to the cave and to Utah in general. The attraction takes approximately 30 minutes to navigate. The site seems to accommodate handicapped visitors but bear in mind that the floor is somewhat uneven in a couple of areas.

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We only stopped for a few minutes. They have some fun memorabilia such as the Lone Ranger and Tonto would stop there. They have rocks, petroglyphs and a cool cave. Fun to see.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Cathy W
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Were looking for something to do on our last day and saw the ad for this place. The entrance was inviting so we stopped in. There were just a few people there so we were provided with quite a tour by the owner. He explained the history of the cave and his families' involvement. We enjoyed his stories about his family as much as we did all the collectibles on display. Well worth the small fee!

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We passed by this place on the highway and had to come back later. It's a marvelous accomplishment what they did, and it used to be a bar and dance hall. Now it is a museum of sorts with large collections of glow-in-the-dark minerals and Indian artifacts. Well worth the visit to see the collections and browse through the interesting gift shop.

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Gaz1941
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Awesome rock displays. Didn't feel it necessary to have to walk through the gift shop to get to the displays but I haven't been there for quite a few years so it may have changed by now.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Jan K
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