John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Green River

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  • I was here with my wife and our son about 8 years ago, stopping as we drove from Moab back to Salt Lake City. I stayed two nights in Green River last week as part of a hiking trip, and was delighted.....  more »
  • Lots of informative exhibits about the Green River and the people who explored it , was really interested to read about John Wesley Powell and his exploits. I also enjoyed the information about the...  more »
  • This was an outstanding tribute the an amazing American hero. Worth every penny. Don't miss peeking into the basement room off the main room of displays. One can see some dinosaur skeletal remains and core samples of Utah's rock formations. The gift shop was the perfect ending to an engaging and educational experience.
  • Love this museum. The entrance donation fee is under ten dollars, there is a great exhibit hall with loads of information, pictures, artifacts, and real boats used by the earliest explorers. They have a theatre featuring a film about the incredible journey of Powell and his compatriots into the great unknown, in addition to a gallery with revolving shows and a cool shop hosting gifts, memorabilia, and southwestern art and jewelry. Stop by on your way to booking a trip down the river for yourself with Holiday River Expeditions next door.

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