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MUSEUMS SCENIC UTAH

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UTAH HAS A WIDE RANGE OF MUSEUMS, WHICH INFORM, EDUCATE, AND FASCINATE THE PUBLIC
From the newly-completed Natural History Museum of Utah to the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Utah is home to a range of world-class museums containing exhibits on art, science, and nature.

CULTURE & HISTORY MUSEUMS
UTAH’s rich prehistory and geology make it a hotbed for fascinating dinosaur fossils, ancient Native American artifacts, and a geologist’s haven of incredible natural phenomena to inspire wonder and study. The newly-constructed Rio Tinto Center, which serves as the home for the Natural History Museum of Utah is an excellent starting point those visiting Utah’s geological and anthropological wonders. The starting point of the museum is aptly named, “Trailhead to Utah.” Utah is dinosaur country. For many millions of years, the state’s enchanted desert landscape has held within it a fascinating and rich record of time in the form of dinosaur fossils. Utah’s most dramatic dinosaur display is found at the new Quarry Visitor Center and the Grand Exhibit Hall at the Dinosaur National Monument. More than 2,000 fossils are preserved in a 200-foot long wall, which was part of an ancient river sandbar. The Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is famous for the great number of Allosaurus fossils that have been discovered there. There are several other dinosaur-related museums in the state, including the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Utah’s state park system features several Ancient American Indian collections including the largest collection of Ancestral Puebloan artifacts at the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum. Consult the Utah State Parks section of this guide to read more. A fantastic new museum in Salt Lake City, The Leonardo, is a great place to bring the whole family. It’s “a fusion of art, science, and technology,” sure to engage adults and their kids. The museum contains much more than exhibits to look at. The Leonardo invites visitors to be participants in thinking through and solving problems. It’s a place for community workshops and “life labs,” where visitors may have the opportunity to mingle with scientists, thinkers, philosophers, creators, and artists.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Utah Travel Guide 2012

Utah Travel Guide 2012
Experience Utah
Welcome
Contents
Travel Guide Contents
How To Use This Guide
This Is Utah
Utah’s Geography
Four Seasons
Utah Cities & Economics
Shopping, Dining & Lodging
Scenic Places
National Parks
Arches NP
Bryce Canyon NP
Canyonlands NP
Capitol Reef NP
Zion NP
National Monuments & Recreation Areas
Glen Canyon NRA
Rainbow Bridge NM
Timpanogos Cave NM
Golden Spike NHS
Flaming Gorge NRA
Natural Bridges NM
Hovenweep NM
Cedar Breaks NM
Dinosaur NM
Grand Staircase-Escalante NM
Utah’s Public Lands
Scenic Byways
Elevated Experiences
Accessible Utah
History, Arts & Culture
Historic Sites
Tribal Cultures
Mormon Heritage
Arts, Cultural Events & Festivals
Museums in Utah
Outdoor Adventures
Winter Activities
Skiing & Snowboarding
Olympic Legacy
Hiking & Climbing
Camping
Biking in Utah
Water Sports
Wildlife Adventures
Off-Road Adventures
Utah State Parks
Guides & Outfitters
Utah Golf
Utah Visitor Resources
Getting to Utah
Getting Around Utah
Cities & Major Distances
Life Elevated®
Elevated Experiences
NORTHERN UTAH
CENTRAL UTAH
SOUTHERN UTAH
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Welcome
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - How To Use This Guide
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah’s Geography
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Four Seasons
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Scenic Places
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - National Parks
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Arches NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Bryce Canyon NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Canyonlands NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Capitol Reef NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Zion NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - National Monuments & Recreation Areas
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Glen Canyon NRA
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Timpanogos Cave NM
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Golden Spike NHS
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Flaming Gorge NRA
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Hovenweep NM
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Cedar Breaks NM
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Grand Staircase-Escalante NM
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah’s Public Lands
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Scenic Byways
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Elevated Experiences
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Accessible Utah
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Historic Sites
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Tribal Cultures
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Mormon Heritage
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Museums in Utah
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Outdoor Adventures
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Winter Activities
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Skiing & Snowboarding
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Olympic Legacy
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Hiking & Climbing
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Camping
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Biking in Utah
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Water Sports
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Wildlife Adventures
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Off-Road Adventures
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah State Parks
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Guides & Outfitters
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah Visitor Resources
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Getting Around Utah
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Cities & Major Distances
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