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Newest Museum Addition Features Dinosaurs in Moab

September 26, 2015 Destination North America No Comments Print Print Email Email

The Moab Travel Council is proud to announce an addition to the museum collection in Moab. The soft opening occurred in September for the Paleosafari Moab Giants.


The museum is based on dinosaurs and the many fossil track sites located in the Moab area for inspiration. The location is on the way to other Moab attractions: Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky District. Moab Giants is sure to become an attraction in its own right. Check out the overall history of the region at the Museum of Moab only two blocks off of Main Street. The Film Museum is a terrific stop for the scenic byway drive on Highway 128 or during the whole of the La Sal Loop, a drive from desert to alpine and back.

When you enter the Film Museum at Red Cliffs Ranch, prepare to look back over years of black and white filmmaking. The Film Museum features several of the most cherished actors and actresses, along with highlights from recent film projects that have taken advantage of the spectacular scenery surrounding Moab. John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Rock Hudson, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Lee Marvin, and James Stewart have all worked on location at the Red Cliff’s Ranch, then known as the White’s Ranch. More recently Geronimo, Thelma & Louise, 127 Hours, The Lone Ranger, and Transformers: Age of Extinction along with other movies and over 100 commercials have all used the Moab area as a location. The museum houses memorabilia from the early films to the present and is ever changing. The museum is self-guided and open to the public daily at no charge.

Museum of Moab houses regional accounts from prehistoric vestiges to Ute occupation through Spanish Explorers and the mining boom. Exhibits representative of early residents and include minerals and paleontological specimens. The upper level often has an art exhibit and special collections circulate into public view throughout the year on the main floor. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 17 are free with a paid adult or families are admitted for $10. Closed on Sunday and Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Independence Day.

Open as of September 1, 2015, Paleosafari Moab Giants, has been created to feature dinosaur tracks, the first museum of this kind in the world! Included in admission is 3D cinema – a short reckoning of the world and first life. A track museum with interactive touch screens, a playground with a water feature, and the dinosaur trail – a half mile of full-size reconstructions of dinosaurs having made tracks in the area. The trail is punctuated with digs in the sand for bone and track casts. Stop in the gift shop for cherished dinosaur items. Plan to eat at the café before leaving on your next adventure. Expect to see the 5D Paleoaquarium March 1, 2016, during the Grand Opening of Paleosafari Moab Giants.

Ages 18 – 64 are adults admitted for $25, students age 13- 17 are charged $22, children age 4- 12 cost $19 as do senior citizens. Kids under 3 are admitted free. Groups of 15 or more will receive a 20% discount. Grade school class trips will receive a special discount too. The park shall be open seven days a week from 10 am – 6 pm. Find museum details on http://discovermoab.com/museums.htm.

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