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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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Beautiful local history museum

A great historical story awaits you about an early American explorer, John Wesley Powell. Very nice... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Killingworth, Connecticut
via mobile
Very nice museum

Very cool place with informative displays. The 20 minute movie was outstanding. The gift shop had a... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Williams, Arizona
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765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
+1 435-564-3427
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Reviewed 4 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 1 July 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 20 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 8 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 8 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 4 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
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We kind of stumbled across this place, and were glad we did. It’s located on Main Street on the east side of the town of Green River. It’s not far off the highway, overlooking the river. We learned a lot about Powell and his expedition....More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This was a fill-in activity while waiting to check in to my hotel, and ended up being a very interesting area history lesson. I spent more time there than I planned, and learned a good deal about the geography, exploration and people of the location....More

Thank jackyglo
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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
Roberta B
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