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“Neat Mammoth!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum

Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Price
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum has a Hall of Archaeology, and a Hall of Paleontology as well as a delightful Discovery Area where children can dig for dinosaur bones , play in a pithouse or choose from many games, puppets and printed materials. The museum's Observation Labs enable the visitor to view the "behind the scenes" processes and speak one-on-one with a preparator. LIVE feedings of the museum "critters", an alligator, soft-shelled turtle and a monitor lizard takes place every Friday promptly at 4:00 pm. (General admission fees apply).
Price, Utah
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149 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Neat Mammoth!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

For a small town this is a great museum! The Mammoth is really amazing as well as many other artifacts in there. for indian relics to dinosaur bones there is a lot of things to see!

Visited November 2013
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Price, United States
2 reviews
“Dinosaur Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

The Prehistoric Museum in Price, Utah is a wonderful museum with great displays of dinosaurs bones and dinosaur tracks (and a wonderful explanation of how dinosaur track fossils originated). Other topics included displays about the Fremont and Anasazi Indians.

Visited October 2013
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Austin TX
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207 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Well worth your time--be sure to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We stopped here on our way from Moab to Provo. This is a really great museum. It's not fancy but they provide lots of information in good displays. Dinosaurs and the early peoples of Utah are covered. Both featured interesting topics not usually covered in similar museums.

Visited September 2013
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Durango
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lots of information in a little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

There are many interesting exhibits and information centers about Utah's past in this little museum. They are working on updating exhibits and are very willing to answer questions.

Visited August 2013
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Albuquerque
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65 reviews
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“Very Interesting - Needs Much More Money!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

This is well worth a stop! The museum is divided into archaeology and paleontology halves and both have excellent collections on display. The archaeology side concentrates on the local Fremont Culture and has many unique items. The paleontology is more state-wide but emphasizes items from the nearby Cleveland-Lloyd dinosaur site. Both sides have good and informative exhibit labels and should appeal to all ages. The open lab concept is well done here. The gift shop is quite good, especially in books and learning materials. Like many smaller museums this one is a bit dated but they are making serious and concerted efforts to update and improve their exhibits. One suspects that their major problem is available funds, so donate if you can!

Visited July 2013
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