UTAH FIELD HOUSE OF NATURAL HISTORY STATE PARK MUSEUM PHOTOS
The park is a showcase of eastern Utah’s geologic past and natural history. The main features are the museum and the Dinosaur Garden. A wealth of geologic and paleontologic, as well as, archaeologic and biologic specimens are displayed. This gives a review of the natural history of the Uinta Mountains and Uinta Basin.
The anthropology hall includes examples of ancient and recent Native American life in the Uintas. Highlighted are the works of the Fremont Indians, a group that lived in this area from approximately 700 to 1250 AD. Reproductions of local rock art are displayed throughout the room. In addition there is a section that emphasizes Ute handicrafts and cultural items.
In the natural history hall, examples of local animal life are arranged along a mural depicting life as one descends from the high Uinta Mountains into the Uinta Basin. Outside the museum is the Dinosaur Garden. Seventeen full-size replicas of prehistoric animals ranging in age from the Pennsylvanian through the Pleistocene are on display.
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496 E. Main
Vernal, UT 84078
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