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The Edge of the Cedars State Park

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Address: 660 W 400 North, Blanding, UT 84511-4000
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+1 435-678-2238

Informative displays on the history of the region.

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Very good museum

The museum has a lot of prehistoric items, many in amazingly good condition. Well worth a stop if you are interested in ancient pottery, items the inhabitants worked with, even... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Crawford, Colorado
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Crawford, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum has a lot of prehistoric items, many in amazingly good condition. Well worth a stop if you are interested in ancient pottery, items the inhabitants worked with, even some sandals and other items of fiber. Good displays. $5/person. The ruins outside are not particularly unusual or large. There is a restored kiva that you enter via a ladder.... More 

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Herriman, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made this the first stop of our five days in and around Blanding. I was very impressed with the collection of artifacts that this museum has to view.

Thank Jason W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a small, inexpensive museum, you really get more bang for your buck. I especially liked the children's area that had all kinds of hands-on activities. There are photos and paintings, videos and displays, nice gift shop, air conditioned. Nice photo ops, trails, re-creations of sun calendar, kiva, petroglyphs.

Thank Mir2001
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd read about how great this museum is and the experience of visiting exceeded our hopes and imagination. The Discovery exhibit downstairs highlights efforts to crack down on looting of ancient pueblo sites and features some extraordinary pottery pieces. This is simply a prelude to the treasures upstairs. I could write pages about how moving thus collection is. It's a... More 

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Moscow, ID
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked through the park one evening. The interpretive center was closed so i didn't go inside, but I enjoyed the nature walk, which went around a kiva and peublo and a sculpture. It had several interpretive signs to read about the Native Americans who used to live in the area. I enjoyed the pleasant evening walk.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden in this gem of a state park are treasures of past cultures in the area. Wonderfully fresh exhibits worthy of big city museums.

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Westfield Center, Ohio
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The museum at the Edge of Cedars State Park is outstanding. Interesting history of finding artifacts and how carefully they are retrieved and handled. Excellent information on how some of the petrogliph drawings from ancient cultures were used to track the solstice.

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South Jordan, Utah
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Quick, great, and readily accessible. If you are in town then stop and visit. You will be glad you did because it is not crowded, very informative, and provides up close examination of ruins.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is small museum with excellent information on the ancient native Americans going back as much as 10,000 years as well as information on what has happened over millions of years geologically in this area. When you go out the back of the museum you can tour ruins from the ancient native Americans.

1 Thank Pharon L
Muskogee, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

A detour from our drive, wife wanted to visit the museum and I was impressed about the culture and quality of work here. Great choice and i will visit again.

1 Thank Joy P

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