It was 1869. Ten men in
four boats were about to embark on a journey that would
cover almost 1,000 miles through uncharted canyons and
change the west forever. Three months later only five of
the original company plus their one-armed Civil War hero
leader would emerge from the depths of the Grand Canyon at
the mouth of the Virgin River.
Major John Wesley Powell was that expedition's leader.
From early childhood Powell manifested deep interest in
all natural phenomena. Original and self-reliant to a
remarkable degree, he early undertook collecting and
exploring trips quite unusual for a youth of his age, and
studied botany, zoology, and geology wholly without the
aid of a teacher.
the museum, you can see sketches, photos and other
memorabilia of Powell's epic Colorado River voyages in
1869 and 1871, along with a unique collection of Native
American and pioneer artifacts. Other exhibits focus on
the geology of the canyons cut by the Colorado and the
history and development of Page. Films on Lake Powell, dam
construction and other subjects are shown free upon
request. We also feature a book store/gift shop.
While visiting the Museum you can
make your reservations for
boat tours, raft trips, scenic air flights and Antelope
Members: FREE, Adults 14-60: $5.00,
Seniors 61 and over: $3.00, Children 5-13: $1.00
Sunday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May through
Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in other months with Saturdays
scheduled as needed.
Call ahead for operating and visiting hours.
Closed mid-December through mid-February for cleaning,
repairs, and exhibit work.
Location: 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd.
Corner of N. Lake Powell Blvd.
and North Navajo Drive
Mail: P.O. Box 547
Page, AZ 86040
Phone: (928) 645-9496
Toll-Free (888) 597-6873
Fax: (520) 645-3412