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Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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Address: 1000 Main Street Monument Valley, Monument Valley, UT 84536
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+1 435-727-3231

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Great way to spend a hour or two

My 7 year old son was smitten by this museum. He loved watching the old John Wayne films and learning about how the local Navajo people lived. Also interesting was the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manuela C
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 7 year old son was smitten by this museum. He loved watching the old John Wayne films and learning about how the local Navajo people lived. Also interesting was the upstairs part of the museum which remained as it was when the original owners lived there. I can't imagine how isolated it must have been all those years ago.... More 

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to visit while you are around. The are some very interesting pictures of classic films and actors.

Thank kartikmexico
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit Well organized and lots of fun things to see Especially all the old western items

Thank Brenda K
Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

I enjoyed seeing the trading post store and the living quarters of the Gouldings. I also liked the John Ford movies that were playing as we read about the movies that were filmed in the area.

Thank titan6367
Munster, Indiana
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We thought this little museum was interesting and it probably meant more to us as John Wayne/ Western movie fans than it would say for our kids. It was certainly worth a quick visit for us. There was even a John Wayne movie playing in the back room that you could sit on a bench and watch.

Thank Char S
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The museum was interesting but very small. However it gave a very good historical insight into the growth in popularity of tourists for the region.

Thank Lorrainee24
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The museum is a faithful view of how the Gouldings lived in the early 20c. We found the adjacent gift shop to have a great selection of souvenirs, all at much more reasonable prices than the nearby Monument Valley Visitor Center. We can really recommend a visit here.

Thank mjc404
Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Visiting the Goulding's Trading Post will provide you a bit of history for the Monument Valley area. In addition to the Navajo tribal history, it was interesting to see all of the movies that have been filmed in area. The museum is free to visit, but you can make a donation if you desire.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

an interesting look back at the lodge, its owners and the area. A great collection of posters and info of movies made in Monument Valley. Make sure you do it!

Thank ralu25
Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Rather dated museum with dated collection if western artifacts from original motel owners. A bit interesting but kids will be bored-ho, hum no interactivity at all.

Thank Mark107

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