The Museum of the San Rafael is located in Castle Dale. A quality museum, the facility highlights the geology, history, animal and plant life of the San Rafael Swell area.The museum will reveal secrets to you: giant footprints, claws, teeth and bones speak for creatures that vanished millions of years ago but left their remains to excite the curiosity of mankind. Some of the most unique archaeological finds in the U.S. have been found in the caves and rocks of Emery County. The museum features animal and plant life of the area along with Indian artifacts and history.
Replicas of dinosaurs and Native American artifacts are two main areas of concentration at the museum.
The Sitterud Bundle, listed among the world's finest native American artifacts, is on display at the facility as are sculptures and mounted specimens. Area art and craft shows are often presented.
Operational hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m.
San Rafael Folk Art Festival scheduled July 29 through August 7 at the Museum of the San Rafael. Folk art demonstrations August 5-7. To include tatting, sheared rugs, butter making, quilting, wood carving, pottery making, art, woodworking, soap making, spinning rag rugs, wood turning, needlework, etc.
For additional information, contact the Museum of the San Rafael at 435-381-5252.