John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Green River

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  • This is an interesting, smallish museum about the river explorers who first discovered and mapped the rivers and canyons in this area. Provides a good historic overview to the natural beauty and parks...  more »
  • Incredible museum, with a stadium type theatre and well stocked gift shop. The story of John Wesley Powell's explorations will blow your mind!  more »
  • lots of history info and clean bathrooms. right on the highway where the river crosses. nice gift shop too.  more »
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  • For being relatively off the beaten path, a great place. Well done and kept, the information presented is thought through and interesting. The gift shop is good too.
  • A nice, small museum that appears to still be under construction in certain parts. True to its name, it focuses primarily on the exploratory voyage of John Wesley Powell, a civil war veteran with a dream of charting the Colorado River past its known path. He took a crew of men and boated downriver, discovering all the way to the Grand Canyon and beyond. The museum covers this journey with a multitude of exhibits as well as a short film that the staff very kindly played for me in a theater upon request. There are some other exhibits detailing historical and geological facts about the surrounding region, and even an intriguing dinosaur section with actual skeletal specimens on display. While I wasn't a big fan of the $6 per adult entry fee, I can understand the need for funds considering it's a small museum in a small town that probably doesn't get a lot of visitors (during the entire hour and a half I was there, I was literally the only guest). All in all, it's worth a visit, especially if you have kids who enjoy learning.
  • If you need a map or looking for some local hidden gems make sure to talk to the guide inside the museum!
  • Very Informative about local area. Wonderful movie about the exploration of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Friendly people. Well stocked Gift Store
  • This has got to be one of the best museums I've been to in Utah.
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