DISCOVERY CENTER, EDGE OF CEDARS, POTTERY FACTORY, DINOSAUR MUSEUM
This will be a most memorable day of science, ancient artifacts, Native American pottery being made, and the Dinosaur Museum. Canyon Country Discovery Center, www.ccdiscovery.org, is just north of Monticello. Trick your children into loving science. They will be thrilled as they test and use the state of the art equipment and attempt to determine how phenomenon things work. Includes a climbing wall. Spend a few hours at the Canyon Country Discovery Center located 1.5 miles north of Monticello, Utah. Their 48-acre campus is a great place to stretch your legs and imagination with hands-on learning stations, programs, and exhibits. Take a walk along the campus trails for views of the high plateau and the Abajo Mountains. Explore their outdoor nature play-scape and picnic pavilions, available at no cost for guests to enjoy as they travel through Utah’s Canyon Country .
Edge of the Cedars in Blanding is an amazing collection of ancient artifacts found in the area including a Macaw feather apron valued at more than a million dollars. Be sure to visit the second floor where the extremely valued artifacts are secured under armor glass. Also you will want to go out back where the ruins are and descend the cedar ladder into the worship site called a Kiva. The Cedar Mesa Pottery Factory is right on the main street in Blanding. You will see authentic Native Americans from the local tribes molding, casting, firing, and painting genuine pottery and other sculptures. At the end of your self-guided tour through the factory be sure to visit their “Seconds” isle in the gift shop where you can buy actually made less than perfect pottery items for a very good price.
The Dinosaur Museum on the south end of Blanding will impress you and your children as you walk among the ancients. For a small town museum of ancient life, you will be very impressed at the quality of the animals and the exhibits.
Thin Bear Trading Post on the south end of Blanding is an authentic Native American jewelry shop where you can buy hand-made jewelry.