The College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum
The College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum offers visitors an opportunity to view archaeological and paleontological wonders found nowhere else, including the Utahraptor, the Huntington Mammoth and artifacts from the Fremont Indians.
The famous Utahraptor was used by Steven Speilberg in a fictional way for the movie, “Jurrasic Park”. In the movie it was named the “Velociraptor”. The retired director from the museum, Don Berg gave Steven Spielberg a replica of the Utahraptor claw. The Utahrpator exhibit dominates the museum’s upstairs Hall of Dinosaurs.
Artifacts from the Fremont Culture are on display, including fine basketry, pottery, petroglyphs and the famous Pilling Figurines. These figurines are remarkable clay artifacts that continue to excite archaeologists and pose mysteries about the ancient Fremont Culture. You can also view a replica of how an actual Fremont Pit House may have looked.
If you’re in Price Utah to enjoy the many outdoor activities available in the area be sure to stop by The College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum. They offer free information and brochures about all the exciting outdoor sites to visit in this area. If you’re planning a trip into Nine Mile Canyon this should be your first stop.
Directions: From Salt Lake City travel on I-15 south to Spanish Fork Utah. Take the Manti/Price exit 258. Travel on US Highway 6 to Price exit 240. Turn East onto 100 North. Continue East until you see the life-sized bronze Utahraptor statue on your right-hand side