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John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Green River

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  • Since I was listening to BEYOND THE HUNDRETH MERIDIAN (history of John Wesley Powell) while on my road trip, I had to stop. This museum is full of good information on Powell, as well as exploration in...  more »
  • Very helpfull and engaging employees willing to share their knowledge of local history in depth.Background of the White sand Missle base and Crystal geyser.  more »
  • If you're interested in the history of humans and rivers and river running on the Colorado Plateau, this is the place for you. Starting with John Wesley Powell the museum traces the history of Utah's ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Decent place to kill some time if you need to get out of the car for a bit. The river movie was pretty cool. I ended up purchasing a copy for home.
  • I really wasn't expecting a museum of this quality in Green River, but it's intelligent, informative, elegantly designed and well kept up. The talking animatronic characters are charmingly cheesy but the content is great. The artifacts and reproductions are great and the topic interests me a lot.
  • Very interesting exhibits surrounding all time frames of human habitation in the area, as well as some incredible historic boats...very inspiring video for river runners...gift shop
  • Very complete, small museum with lots of original artifacts. Worth a visit!

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