Interactive exhibits provide visitors the opportunity to grind corn using a mano and metate, identify seeds with a microscope, make rubbings of pottery designs and listen to American Indians and archeologists discuss the importance of preserving archeological sites. There is an auditorium and gift shop.
A short trail from the visitor center leads to the Coombs Site Ruins and a life-size, six room replica of part of the pueblo. The replica gives the visitor an idea of what life was like for the Anasazi between 800 and 900 years ago.
Coombs Site Excavation
Major excavations at the Coombs Site were undertaken by the University of Utah in 1958 and 1959. Small-scale excavations occurred in 1927 by the Peabody Museum and again by state parks staff between 1970 and 1991. Excavations uncovered 97 rooms, 10 pit structures, and hundreds of thousands of artifacts. Although major structures have been identified, only about half the site has been investigated. Outlines of unexcavated rooms can be glimpsed across the site. Future excavations would undoubtedly modify some interpretations of the site.
You’ll find an amazing selection of authentic American Indian arts including jewelry, pottery, baskets, and fetishes.
We also have books on a wide range of subjects including the Anasazi, hiking, plants, geology, archaeology, and a special children’s section. Take home souvenirs such as Anasazi beans, unique t-shirts, magnets, and pins.
Utah State Parks is proud to partner with the Utah Heritage Foundation. Foundation Members receive a 20% discount on merchandise at all Utah State Parks Museum stores. (Excludes concessions, admission and reservation fees.)
Magnolias Street Food
Open April 1, everyday from 9 AM - 4 PM
Open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch in our newly outfitted Chevy Bluebird Bus! Our menu will feature all of your favorites and much more….. hand-cut french fries!!! Specials will be based upon seasonal goods from local gardens and farms. So come grab a bite and picnic in the shade!