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Utah Field House of Natural History State Park

235 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078-2605
+1 435-789-3799
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Junior Smithsonian

Title is not meant to be derogatory in any sense; this is an impressive facility with excellent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
First Class Facility

You won't find many interpretive centers better than this one! Very well done and super... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Exhibits explain the geologic history of the region.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great museum” (19 reviews)
“dinosaur garden” (14 reviews)
“dinosaur bones” (13 reviews)
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235 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078-2605
+1 435-789-3799
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Title is not meant to be derogatory in any sense; this is an impressive facility with excellent displays which must have required a tremendous amount of work to put together. Partly because of the information provided and the breadth of the displays. Don't miss. Next...More

Thank sueprc
Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't find many interpretive centers better than this one! Very well done and super informative. Its about a lot more then just dinosaurs. There is a section dedicated to the first inhabitants, the Paleo Indians, rocks and minerals, and, of course, plenty of fossils...More

Thank ronbV8543YT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't have alot of time? This is the place to go. Takes less than 2 hours to complete. Kid friendly.

Thank Michele N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Mammoth Site and Dinosaur National Park, this museum was not as impressive for us. If we had our grand kids with us, they would have loved all of the replica dinosaurs outside the building. They did have some nice exhibits, but just...More

Thank MVPinBoynton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the museum's presentations details the effort that goes into extracting fossils from the stone, protecting them, and transporting them to a preservation facility. It is a painstaking process. In addition to the indoor exhibits, the museum has an outdoor garden area that is...More

Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by a 90 foot long fossilized Diplodocous at the entrance. Did this dinosaur use its extremely long tail as a whip to signal danger, for balance or as a weapon? We don't know. I never pass up the chance to touch a...More

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But since we were there without kids my husband and I enjoyed the interactive exhibits. The dinosaur bone puzzles were especially fun and the "walk through jungle" trying to spot tiny wildlife was just challenging enough to make it worth the time.

Thank Schep2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Provided a good explanation of the fossilizing process. The 4 prime eras of geology and ad walk through time line og the geology and the animals in each era. It showed many fossils but didn't overcrowded the space.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had fun checking out all the exhibits. Staff were friendly and informative. Visiting here helped us to know where to go in the park.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took our 4 children here before we visited Dinosaur National Monument. The fossil collection is fantastic, as are the pictures and displays. It offered a great way to "see" dinosaurs in the UT area through history. We typically go through museums fairly quickly, and...More

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KayRena H
25 February 2015|
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Response from CYLau | Reviewed this property |
I think it's $7. Might be free if you have a parks pass.