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“Calling Culture vultures”
Review of Museum of Moab

Museum of Moab
Ranked #50 of 92 things to do in Moab
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Calling Culture vultures”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

If you're temporarily done with doing the outdoor activities in Moab and want to take a break from the elements, this is a great place to while away 30 minutes or a couple of hours. It's small museum, centrally located, with wonderful exhibits to educate, amuse and amaze young and old alike. Fossils, pioneer life and history, mining and archeology...may sound like the same ol' same ol', especially in this part of the world, but there are some surprises for even the most jaded (you'll have to see for yourself). I will say, there's an amazing wooden diorama showing the area's topography, the likes of which I have never seen--the detail!. That alone, is worth the visit. There are also places to sit if you have someone needing a rest while the others in the group continue exploring.There is usually a temporary exhibit, just to keep locals and repeat visitors coming back!

Visited May 2012
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Moab Utah
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Dan O'Laurie Museum Renamed Museum of Moab”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

This small town museum has insightful collections about the history of Moab. Especially nice to browse after a late lunch or early dinner from the downtown restaurants that are walking distance.

Visited May 2012
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Lakenheath, Suffolk
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“A gem of a museum”
Reviewed October 4, 2010

We visited Moab last year and somehow missed this. We are so glad we went this year. It's not a large museum but has loads of interesting exhibits all about Moab and the surrounding area. The staff were very friendly. A special exhibition entitled New Harmonies had just opened when we visited. It was all about the history of american music and was really interesting - it has been touring Utah and other states and finishes in January 2011 so try and catch it if you can: http://www.museumonmainstreet.org/newharmonies/harmonies_sched.htm
The museum is just along the street from the Moab Information Center and there is plenty of free parking nearby.

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