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Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument protects a large deposit of fossil dinosaur bones--remains of the so-called "terrible lizards" that lived millions of years ago.  Within the Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center is a rock wall containing 1500 fossil bones, a paleontology laboratory, exhibits, and a bookstore.

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Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum

The museum consists of two halls.  In the hall of dinosaurs you can find the world famous Utahraptor and another of our own discoveries the Gastonia burgei. In the hall of Archeology is the Colombian Mammoth and information on the prehistoric cultures of Utah.

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Arts and Entertainment


Uintah Arts Council - The Uintah Arts Council is a corporation created to aid and promote the performing arts, the visual arts and the literary arts of northeastern Utah, namely, for the city of Vernal and surrounding towns.


Outdoor Recreation

Dinosaur National Monument - Dinosaur fossils, camping, rafting, hiking, wildlife, and interesting archeology.

Green River State Park - Green River State Park is an oasis on the bank of the Green River where tall cottonwood trees shade well-manicured lawns.

Millsite State Park - A secluded 435-acre lake at the mouth of scenic Ferron Canyon awaits visitors who love water-oriented activities.

Nine Mile Canyon - Drive the Backcountry Byway through scenic Nine Mile Canyon. This journey back in time features remnants of two past cultures: Native Americans and early settlers. The spectacular Fremont Indian rock art etched into the canyon walls frames the twisting dirt road that stage and freight coaches traveled in the 1800s.

Scofield State Park - Scofield is both a summer and winter recreation delight. It is situated 7,600 feet above sea level in the Manti-LaSal Mountains of the Wasatch Plateau. The 2,800-acre lake offers excellent boating and year-round fishing.

Starvation State Park - Starvation Reservoir offers 3,500 acres of year-round fishing and boating fun four miles northwest of Duchesne.


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Emery County Pioneer Museum - Located in CastleDale, the Pioneer Museum is a treasure for history buffs and antique lovers. It is filled with beautifully preserved and restored furniture and collectors' items.

John Wesley Powell River History Museum -Situated on the banks of the famous Green River, the J.W. Powell Museum is a showcase of the trials and tribulations of the expeditions of Powell as he attempted toexplore and record the geology and geography of the area. The museum also covers pre-history and has exhibits about the more current river runners.

Museum of the San Rafael - Visitors who step in the Museum of the San Rafael will find the world at their fingertips. From wild animals hiding in the bushes to Native American artifacts, the museum brings the hidden mysteries of the desert to view.

Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum - Nestled in the heart of a resource rich archaeological, paleontological and geological play land, our museum has much to offer in diverse prehistoric subjects. One thing that makes our museum so unique is that our items on display were actually discovered within a stone’s throw of the actual museum location! Dinosaurs and other finds from this region are world-famous, but only here can you see them surrounded by their original context.

Uintah County Heritage Museum - The museum contains artifacts from the Old West. There is also a display of stuffed wildlife and a collection of Indian artifacts.

Western Mining and Railroad Museum - The Western Mining and Railroad Museum is located in the small town of Helper, named so because of the engines required to help the trains climb the steep grades to Soldier Summit. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad established the town when the railroad came through the area and coal, that was needed to fuel the steam engines, was found. This is the story told by the Western Mining and Railroad Museum.


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