John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Green River

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  • September 25, 2017
    lots of history info and clean bathrooms. right on the highway where the river crosses. nice gift shop too.  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    We'd long wanted to visit this museum, but never seemed to have enough time. Finally, on our last trip through Green River, we had 2 full hours to devote to this amazing museum. It is packed with rive...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    We stopped here to charge our Tesla at the Supercharger. Due to other factors, we were only going for a quick charge, so we did not enter the museum. The displays outside the museum were wonderful. We...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • March 31, 2017
    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.
  • May 1, 2017
    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
  • June 16, 2017
    Very complete, small museum with lots of original artifacts. Worth a visit!

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