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John Wesley Powell River History Museum

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Very informative about surrounding area's history

Interesting to find out that Green River has gotten soooo cold in the winter that the "Trees... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Enjoyed the presentation

Be sure to watch the film before touring the museum. Nice, small museum with a good gift shop. We... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
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765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
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All reviews gift shop hall of fame minute movie interesting displays informational boards great selection of books colorado plateau well worth the stop on display worth a visit grand canyon few hours rafting trip dinosaur bones exploration explorer boats
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum came hightly recommended ...Tried twice to get in but both times were closed unfortunately..Hopefully others will have better luck

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SweetTripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to find out that Green River has gotten soooo cold in the winter that the "Trees Exploded". ouch that is cold

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Compass05131124050
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Be sure to watch the film before touring the museum. Nice, small museum with a good gift shop. We are glad we stopped by.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NoniBaroni
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This museum tells the story of the early exploration of the Green River and area. Great museum for a small town. Beautifully displayed with excellent information. The 20 minute video is well done and enjoyable. The gift shop can offer in-depth information in book format...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carliewired
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum while waiting for our Antelope Canyon tour. It was interesting, and only worth about 30 minutes. John W. Powell was an amazing guy and deserves the museum and recognition but the museum is pretty static and not as dynamic as it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cfsdir
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

After touring a bunch of “outdoor” national and state parks in Utah, many helped to be created by rivers first explored by John Wesley Powell, this was an interesting stop! Great film shown on Mr Powell’ exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers - with NO...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rmgilliard
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This museum had a lot of content, was very well laid out and had a good movie. Well worth the time if this subject is of interest to you. We were glad to have stopped. Very nice gift shop too with much more variety of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chuck k
Reviewed 8 September 2018

The film is a great introduction for those with no previous knowledge of Powell. The staff was helpful and accommodating. The gift shop is almost as large as the exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We stayed across the street, and I had some time to kill, so I thought I'd give it a try. BEST decision I made today. This museum is informative, interesting, and worth a visit if you are in the area. The 20 minute video alone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lana K
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Very nicely done museum. Gives a complete history of the area and the river. Includes a River Runner Hall of Fame. Antique river boats also on display. Very nice gift shop. Worth an hour or two. Also you can charge your Tesla while in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Qn44
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Response from SMGrandma | Reviewed this property |
About 1-2 hours.
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Response from 2thesun | Reviewed this property |
Scott H is certainly giving you a good start. Also see if you can contact any other authors on Mr Powell who are still extant and get their suggestions. You need the opinion/reviews of people who have written about his life... More
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Response from Lastrick | Reviewed this property |
Hours: Summer – Mon-Sat: 9am – 7pm, Sun: 12pm-5pm Winter – Tues – Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm