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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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  • August 12, 2017
    Located across the street from the Amtelope Canyon tour office. We stopped in because we were early for the tour. Museum presented a lot of history of the area, including a "trading post" exhibit.  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    This is a small local museum stuffed with info. From first explorations to formation of the town of Page in 1957. Dinosaur and geology sections. Dedicated to John Wesley Powell and his trip down the C...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    I love history. This museum gives a good overview of Powell and how he became who he was and did what he did in exploring the Colorado River. It also features stories of others who attempted, successf...  more »
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  • March 2, 2017
    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.
  • January 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 1, 2017
    Great view of lake Powell, great service and very informative.
  • September 27, 2016
    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.
  • May 12, 2016
    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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