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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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Hidden Gem

What a great little museum this is. As someone who shot the rapids years ago, this was a very... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Tampa, Florida
via mobile
Great Museum

I love to visit historical museums, but I didn't expect to find such a nice one in a small, remote... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Placerville, California
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“gift shop” (12 reviews)
“minute movie” (5 reviews)
765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
+1 435-564-3427
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 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
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is all about the trip which was made by John Powell to explore the Green and Colorado river in 1869. Your visit starts with a movie and afterwards you can explore the museum. Toilets outside on the corner. Museum shop with friendly staff.

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 7 June 2017

John Wesley Powell and his team completed an incredible feat under unbelievable conditions. There are replicas of the boats used in the exploration and a full accounting of the mapping of the Colorado River, previously unknown. All this by a one-armed man! It was informative...More

Thank MSUmindy
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the dioramas. The displays and lectures were very interesting. I thought that I knew very little about John Wesley Powell but realized his significant Place in history after watching the movie.

Thank Arlene F
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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