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John Wesley Powell River History Museum

765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
+1 435-564-3427
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Incredible museum, with a stadium type theatre and well stocked gift shop. The story of John Wesley... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Wickenburg, Arizona
really interesting museum and great place to rest while driving.

lots of history info and clean bathrooms. right on the highway where the river crosses. nice gift... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
+1 435-564-3427
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Incredible museum, with a stadium type theatre and well stocked gift shop. The story of John Wesley Powell's explorations will blow your mind!

Thank shardguard
Reviewed 26 September 2017

lots of history info and clean bathrooms. right on the highway where the river crosses. nice gift shop too.

Thank cliffkeller
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We'd long wanted to visit this museum, but never seemed to have enough time. Finally, on our last trip through Green River, we had 2 full hours to devote to this amazing museum. It is packed with river history, all kinds of history related to...More

Thank morrikb
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We stopped here to charge our Tesla at the Supercharger. Due to other factors, we were only going for a quick charge, so we did not enter the museum. The displays outside the museum were wonderful. We learned a lot about the area while we...More

Thank Jean_on_a_beach
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We visited this museum while staying in Green River, Utah, on a rest day from hiking through National Parks. It was impressive. You are greeted by a friendly person, offered local information and directed to the gift shop, where you can purchase a $6 adult...More

Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 14 September 2017

John Wesley Powell was instrumental in the exploration and development of the west, particularly in helping to map and navigate the rivers of the southwest. Epic exploits, and the information that resulted from them, are all showcased here. The displays are informative, and very well...More

Thank budzilla
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very helpful with getting background information before our rafting trip. My husband could have stayed all day. We were done in an hour and half but we ended up staying about 3 hours and he would have stayed longer. Fascinating history!

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Since I was listening to BEYOND THE HUNDRETH MERIDIAN (history of John Wesley Powell) while on my road trip, I had to stop. This museum is full of good information on Powell, as well as exploration in the area and Colorado Plateau. The museum is...More

Thank hotspringqueen
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very helpfull and engaging employees willing to share their knowledge of local history in depth.Background of the White sand Missle base and Crystal geyser.

Thank firedownbelow
Reviewed 18 July 2017

If you're interested in the history of humans and rivers and river running on the Colorado Plateau, this is the place for you. Starting with John Wesley Powell the museum traces the history of Utah's rivers. Lots of explanatory history as well as old boats...More

Thank readzalot
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2 November 2016|
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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
Roberta B
29 May 2016|
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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