RESTAURANTS, SHOPS & GALLERIES
Downtown Moab's business district has a great collection of restaurants, shops, and galleries. Moab’s diverse cuisine will please any palate, from regional southwestern fare to world-class gourmet. Stroll though the downtown shops for a great selection of southwestern arts and jewelry, souvenirs, t-shirts, and much more.
MUSEUM OF MOAB
Summer (March 1-Oct. 31)
Winter Hours (Nov. 1-Feb 28)
This regional museum tells the story of Moab and Grand County's past, from prehistoric and Ute Indian artifacts to the explorations of Spanish missionaries. Photos and artifacts show pioneer Moab life, much of which centered around ranching or mining. The museum also features an extensive rock and mineral display and massive bones from dinosaurs. Adults and children alike will love the museum's "hands on" policy with many of the displays. The Mission of the Dan O'Laurie Museum of Moab is: To preserve and display regional artifacts and information To promote research and education which accurately reflect the natural and cultural history of the Moab area.
The Geology of Moab is visible to all who visit the area because the desert environment reveals the multi-layered history of the land. But in the Museum of Moab you can begin to piece together some 500 million years of geologic change and truly understand how what was once a marine environment and a dense green swamp with dinosaurs became the red rock wonderland we see today.
Palentologists have found a rich trove of dinosaur remains in the rock formations of the Moab area. Long before the land was dry and arid, dinosaurs roamed the region, which was then covered in swamps, wetlands, and even an ocean. On display in the Museum of Moab is an exciting collection of items including bones and replicas of bones, track imprints, a Sauropod backbone found by a local rancher, a full sized replica of a plated Ankylosaur(Gastonia Burgei), petrified plants and fossilized fish.
MILL CREEK PARKWAY
Running through the heart of Moab is a picturesque little creek that starts high in the La Sal Mountains and then tumbles and twists down through the heart of Moab. The Mill Creek Parkway, a quiet recreational path designed for slow-moving bicycles, walkers, roller blades, or other non-motorized methods of transportation, follows the meandering creek as it winds its way through town toward the Colorado River. A great place to get onto the parkway is at Rotary Park (680 Millcreek Drive).
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