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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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Informative and Interesting

This museum is small but presents the information about John Wesley Powell in an organized and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Festus, Missouri
Worth a visit

This is an interesting, smallish museum about the river explorers who first discovered and mapped... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elaine M
Arlington, Virginia
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“gift shop” (16 reviews)
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765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525
+1 435-564-3427
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is small but presents the information about John Wesley Powell in an organized and interesting forum. When we left the museum, we had much more respect and awe for Powell. The video was very informative; you may have to ask the person collecting...More

Thank jdck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting, smallish museum about the river explorers who first discovered and mapped the rivers and canyons in this area. Provides a good historic overview to the natural beauty and parks that most visitors to the area are coming to see.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Incredible museum, with a stadium type theatre and well stocked gift shop. The story of John Wesley Powell's explorations will blow your mind!

Thank shardguard
Reviewed 26 September 2017

lots of history info and clean bathrooms. right on the highway where the river crosses. nice gift shop too.

Thank cliffkeller
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We'd long wanted to visit this museum, but never seemed to have enough time. Finally, on our last trip through Green River, we had 2 full hours to devote to this amazing museum. It is packed with river history, all kinds of history related to...More

Thank morrikb
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We stopped here to charge our Tesla at the Supercharger. Due to other factors, we were only going for a quick charge, so we did not enter the museum. The displays outside the museum were wonderful. We learned a lot about the area while we...More

Thank Jean_on_a_beach
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We visited this museum while staying in Green River, Utah, on a rest day from hiking through National Parks. It was impressive. You are greeted by a friendly person, offered local information and directed to the gift shop, where you can purchase a $6 adult...More

Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 14 September 2017

John Wesley Powell was instrumental in the exploration and development of the west, particularly in helping to map and navigate the rivers of the southwest. Epic exploits, and the information that resulted from them, are all showcased here. The displays are informative, and very well...More

Thank budzilla
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Very helpful with getting background information before our rafting trip. My husband could have stayed all day. We were done in an hour and half but we ended up staying about 3 hours and he would have stayed longer. Fascinating history!

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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
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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