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John Wesley Powell Museum, Page

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The Powell Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started in 1969 by a group of local volunteers to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Major John Wesley Powell. Today it is much more.

It houses interpretive exhibits, historic collections and archives, a visitor information center, and a shop with books, maps, local art, and items relating to the Colorado Plateau.
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  • When in Page stop by this museum/visitor center for area info, tour booking, and to learn about both the geology and history of the Colorado River, Glen Canyon, and Page. The detail of some of the exh...  more »
  • Yes, its a museum yet its so much more. Features local artists in a variety of media and you can purchase their amazing original work at reasonable prices. This takes up about half the space - then th...  more »
  • Excellent history of the geology of the area, JW Powell, and his trip down the Colorado River, and the development of the Glen Canyon Dam. Museum is free and only asks for a donation.  more »
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  • The ladies at the museum were very informative! Really enjoyed the museum, beautiful art and interesting facts about John Powell and his trip through the Grand Canyon, he even had ties to Maine! With a house built there and the bed frame on display.
  • Not much in way of artifacts. There was part of an old bed he died on at that was it. Nothing connected with his epic river voyage that defined his fame. It's good if you bored in Page.
  • Great view of lake Powell, great service and very informative.
  • Very helpful people at this visitor center with great info on the area. It is $3 an adult to see the museum, which was worth the brief browse through the displays on John Wesley Powell's life, the lake and river, and local Indians.
  • Interesting. There's a dinosaur skull.

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Where to stay in Page

For a chance to explore Arizona's famous canyon country without missing out on all the comforts of home, stay at a hotel or bed and breakfast in or near Page. A convenient base for exploring the surrounding area, this small town contains plenty of well-stocked shops, bars, and restaurants. If you don't need many modern amenities and prefer to experience the region from a less urban location, consider a campground near Lake Powell, located just 3.2 km (2 mi) from the center of the city.
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