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The Edge of the Cedars State Park

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Address: 660 W 400 N, Blanding, UT 84511-4000
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+1 435-678-2238

Informative displays on the history of the region.

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Great, off the beaten path museum and ruins

This is small museum with excellent information on the ancient native Americans going back as much as 10,000 years as well as information on what has happened over millions of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
Pharon L
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is small museum with excellent information on the ancient native Americans going back as much as 10,000 years as well as information on what has happened over millions of years geologically in this area. When you go out the back of the museum you can tour ruins from the ancient native Americans.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A detour from our drive, wife wanted to visit the museum and I was impressed about the culture and quality of work here. Great choice and i will visit again.

1 Thank Joy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Edge of the Cedars State Park is a GREAT PLACE for the whole family. Everyone will find something that interests them. Activities and attractions foer all ages abound. Pottery, artwork, old remnants of ceremonial clothing, weaponry, and day to day life activities of a people from long ago. Blanding, Utah was a hotbed of ancient tribes and thier activities.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is really a non-review, because we didn't actually get to visit the state park. After driving for 2 hours to reach Blanding we arrived at the State Park, only to discover that it is closed on Sundays. Shame on us for not checking beforehand, but who would ever think that a State Park would be closed on the weekend?... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

For Anasazi Indian artifacts and exhibits this has to be one of the best. Visitors at other museums went out of the way to rave about it and we were not disappointed.

1 Thank David T
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are interested in the ancient pueblo people this is the best museum around. Recommended by the rangers at Mesa Verde it has an amazing bright red macaw feather robe and a blanket woven from yucca and turkey feathers. Great pottery collection and much more.

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This museum has an excellent collection of ancient pottery. I can't believe how many they had that were in good condition. They were all so beautiful. I was also impressed with the children's exhibit. I don't know that I would travel to Southern Utah just for this, but it was a great place to stop, stretch our legs, and have... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are interested in Pueblo culture, this museum has a very fine and extensive collection of artifacts. Rooms full of pots; woven materials; clothing; sandals: it even has a ruin on its premises. The exhibits are very well curated. The museum is active in protecting newly discovered artifacts in the field.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were greatly impressed by the extent of the collection and how it is presented. Most exhibits group artifacts by how they were used or other themes. For example, there is an extensive collection of arrow and projectile points accompanied by a display of how an atlatl is used. There are fascinating examples of rabbit-fur and turkey feather blankets. Another... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This little state park is tucked away on the west side of town, so you have to want to find it or you will miss it. There is an extensive museum of artifacts, some of them pretty amazing, and a lot of extensive explanations about finding and caring for the artifacts and the different periods of the settlements. The whole... More 

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