Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum


You can see real fossils, not replicas, at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum. Look for the Utahraptor, first identified in this part of the world. All the bones on display were discovered within two hours of the museum. Though the dinos take center stage, the museum also has an interesting archaeology and geology exhibit.

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