The Moab Museum is a cultural and natural history museum interpreting the stories of the Moab area through exhibits and programs. From histories of the first inhabitants of the Moab Valley to geology to uranium mining, the Museum’s exhibits span many facets of Moab’s past, present, and future. Located in the heart of town at 118 East Center Street, the Museum has been honored to serve community members and visitors for over 60 years. A renovation completed in 2020 provides a revitalized visitor experience, and the Museum offers a rich oral history archive, a research library, school programming, and community programs.
Visit moabmuseum.org to learn about more stories, events, and exhibits and follow the Moab Museum on Facebook and Instagram.
Livestock Built This City: Agritourism Experience | Walking Tour
Join Museum Staff for this 1-hour guided tour of Moab’s Historic Business District. During this 1-mile guided experience, guests will have the opportunity to learn and explore the legacy of some of the men and women who helped establish and build-up the City of Moab, Utah through their investments in the community and their civic leadership. This tour experience will be offered as follows:
- Every Thursday – Through June 8, 2023
- Every Saturday – From June 17, 2023 through October 28, 2023
All tours begin at 10am at the Moab Museum. Tickets are required and can be purchased at the Moab Museum or online at moabmuseum.org/livestock-built-this-city-walking-tour.
Current Exhibition: A Grand Heritage: Stories from the Oral History Archive
History is far more than names and dates: it’s a rich and complex web of stories and memories that provide depth and texture to our understanding of the past. 2022 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Grand Memories, published by Moab’s Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, which chronicled histories of some of the first Euro-American settlers of the region. To celebrate this anniversary, dive into the Moab Museum’s Oral History Collection for some more memories from Grand County residents recently digitized as part of our Community History Program, supported by Utah Humanities. We’ve paired some commonly asked questions heard in the Museum with answers from our Oral History Collection and historic images recently digitized by Museum volunteers, featuring photos and quotations from early Moab settlers between 1880 and the 1920’s.
Moab Giants Dinosaur Museum
Moab Giants Dinosaur Park is the first of its kind world-wide! Not only is it set among some of the world’s most breathtaking
scenery in Moab, it is also a unique experience of the ages. You will journey back through time with a 3D cinema introducing
you into the prehistoric world. There you get to make your own tracks alongside state-of the art life-size dinosaurs!
You get to roam the extraordinary landscape they called home, as evidenced by the huge concentration of fossilized tracks
found all around the area. The Tracks Museum is full of entertainment with interactive learning touch screens, games
to play, and visually stunning exhibits that not only fascinate, but educate. It’s the ultimate place to discover the
past with the modern conveniences and cutting edge technology that feel like the future.
The perfect balance of adventure and science, Moab Giants has been the realization of a dream for both their dinosaur park
enthusiasts, as well as their world renowned scientists. They have special expertise in the field of fossil footprints
and a deep knowledge of the paleontology of the region. Moab Giants has been actively engaged for many years in research,
public education and exhibits and they are dedicated to being an educational and scientific resource for visitors from
the local community, region, nation and the world, but not without some extreme fun along the way! It is Moab Giant’s
mission to explore the beauty, adventure and scientific mysteries of the Moab area and share them with the world.”
Plan to experience Moab Giants in its entirety by visiting all the attractions they have to offer. There is something for
everyone to enjoy. Exhibits include both indoor and outdoor experiences. Explore the park on your own and at your
own pace, or participate in a more in-depth guided tour. Either way you will want to be sure you don’t miss a thing.
The Museum – The indoor exhibits use interactive, cutting edge technology to highlight stories about fossil footprints
and their impact on dinosaur science and geology. These exhibits also include insights into the history and prehistory
of the Moab area, and windows into Moab Giant’s research labs, show-casing research activity in the community and region.
They also have some hands on exhibits that let you experiment for yourself how tracks are made and fossilized.
The 3D Theater
Experience the magic of the creation and early history of our Earth through 3D cinema. Visitors get the full effect of
prehistoric life in 3D before being introduced into the open landscape where things really come to life.
Here you will travel in time along a half-mile-long trail with more than 130, state-of-the-art, full size reconstructions
of dinosaurs and the tracks they made in the area. Children and adults alike can walk with the dinosaurs and enjoy a
Mesozoic adventure blended with a relaxed outing into the desert landscape with its beautiful backdrop of dinosaur-bearing
The 5D Paleoaquarium
After your walk through the desert with the dinosaurs on land you will have the unique opportunity to cool off in the paleoaquarium.
Enjoy the ambience as you stroll past eight different 3D screens giving you a realistic view into ancient life under
the sea. Your time in the aquarium will end in the 5D room with an all-encompassing experience you are sure not to forget!
The Playground and “Dig it Out” Areas
The kids will love this hands on dinosaur-themed playground for guests only. The playground includes rock climbing, web
equipment, swings, slides and more! Climb inside T-Rex’s enormous mouth full of teeth and try your hand at paleontology
and discovery by exploring their camp uncovering the dinosaur bones beneath the sand!
Plan to drop in to the Moab Giants Cafe for breakfast, lunch and tasty treats! The unique menu provides local favorites
as well as dishes from around the world and are unlike any other in Moab. Everyone is sure to find something to satisfy
their appetite. The menu is full of delicious food with names to contribute to your prehistoric adventure! It is sure
to not disappoint!
The Gift Shop
Stop by the gift shop on your way out for a Moab Giants branded souvenir. Enjoy a large selection of gifts including dinosaur
toys and models of all kinds, fashionable custom designed apparel for all ages, and everything in between.
For more information visit moabgiants.com
Film Museum at Red Cliffs Ranch
When you enter the Film Museum at Red Cliffs Ranch be prepared to look back over years of black and white filmmaking featuring our most cherished actors and actresses, along with highlights from recent film projects that have taken advantage of the spectacular scenery surrounding Moab.
In the late 40s the legendary John Ford discovered the rugged beauty of Moab’s Canyonlands and filmed the 1st of many movies here. The first major motion pictures filmed in the Moab area were set on the Red Cliffs Ranch. Wagon Master, Rio Grande, Son of Chochise, Warlock, Commancheros, Cheyenne Autumn, and many more used the ranch and it’s magnificent scenery for filming. John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Ben Johnson, Rock Hudson, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Lee Marvin, Richard Widmark, James Stewart, and Richard Boone have all worked on location here at the Red Cliff’s Ranch.
More recently Geronimo, City Slickers, Thelma & Louise, 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. Movie and western ranching themes are present throughout the resort. The museum is self-guided and open to the public daily at no charge.
For more information visit the Red Cliffs Lodge website.