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John Wesley Powell River History Museum

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Very nicely done museum. Gives a complete history of the area and the river. Includes a River... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Green Valley, Arizona
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Worth a stop

We stumbled on this. We had driven east on I-70 and there is a LONG gap between services. So we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Qn44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this. We had driven east on I-70 and there is a LONG gap between services. So we pulled off the road at the first Green River turnoff, fuelled up, got a snack then decided to drive through town to find a spot...More

1  Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

As an avid river history buff I have been trying to get to this museum the last few trips to Utah and finally the timing worked. This is a great museum with very nicely done narratives and terrific items on display. Don't miss the downstairs...More

Thank TCTraveler_10
Reviewed 7 July 2018

After a long day of traveling, we stopped to get a bite to eat. As we left the restaurant, we noticed the museum and decided to extend our break. So glad we did. So much history and very well done. The exhibits are beautifully done...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Great little museum. Interesting exhibits and a good book selection. Friendly staff. They have interesting displays. Worth a visit.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 26 June 2018

High-class museum in a small town. A nice cool respite from the heat. Often have local art shows displayed. Nice meeting room for events too.

Thank Peggy V
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Green River is an important place in river history. Visit this place to learn more about river running history including pioneers of the Green and Colorado Rivers.

Thank ljalbs908
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

6 dollars admission. Has a nice gift shop with a large selection of items. They sell Native American type of flutes for really low prices. Like 25 dollars. And in different keys. Interesting to read about the original explorer of the area and see the...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This museum has a great deal of information of the early history of the river expirations out west. It especially covered John Wesley Powell and his two trips down the Grand Canyon. The movie explaining his adventures was very skillfully produced and left the viewer...More

1  Thank eyefoundit
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Nice museum. Excellent intro film and gift shop. Nice displays. A good place to spend 30 minutes or a few hours based on your interest in history.

1  Thank Julia S
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13 March 2018|
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Response from SMGrandma | Reviewed this property |
About 1-2 hours.
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
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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