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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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A must see visit!

Since I was listening to BEYOND THE HUNDRETH MERIDIAN (history of John Wesley Powell) while on my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dont miss the basement

Very helpfull and engaging employees willing to share their knowledge of local history in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
+1 435-564-3427
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little museum this is. As someone who shot the rapids years ago, this was a very enlightening view of what the first explorers of the Colorado River endured so that we may enjoy the area.......

Thank Chicagoan619
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I love to visit historical museums, but I didn't expect to find such a nice one in a small, remote town like Green River. The staff is very friendly. The gift shop has a nice selection of merchandise. The displays are well done and give...More

Thank kgwyn77
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A great historical story awaits you about an early American explorer, John Wesley Powell. Very nice displays, indoors and outdoors. Nice story line. One of the best local history museums I have seen.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Very cool place with informative displays. The 20 minute movie was outstanding. The gift shop had a really good selection of both educational and gift items. Clean. Good river views. Close, easy parking. The docent was friendly and full of local information. Well worth the...More

Thank greenjay1
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

First, I rarely go to museums. However, I was compelled to stop after going on a rafting trip down the Green River to hear the story of the great man, war hero, scientist and explorer. It's a fantastic place with old time photos, dioramas, very...More

Thank Roger I
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were exploring Green River when we saw the Museum. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the exhibition. The Museum has extensive artifacts, photos, audio facts, photos, drawings and displays. The video was well done... informative and easy to follow with good a...More

Thank sremybates
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Before entering the museum make sure to watch the informative movie about Powell's explorations of the canyons by river. The museum is beautifully set up, especially on the upper level. It appears to be brand new. On the lower level you can marvel at the...More

Thank Monique E
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1 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
28 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