Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum


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View the largest collection of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) pottery on display in the Four Corners region and explore an authentic Puebloan village behind the museum. In addition to permanent collections, Edge of the Cedars offers special exhibits, festivals, and events throughout the year. Our goal is to inspire and educate museum visitors about the prehistoric and contemporary American Indian cultures of the Four Corners region.

First Floor

  • Welcome counter.
  • Gift Shop.
  • Children’s play area. A childside pueblo structure with building blocks. Tables with puzzles and native language activities.
  • Temporary and permanent exhibits.
  • Restrooms.

Second Floor

  • Large room of artifact cases.
  • Computer and mouse are mounted outside a glass walled room with shelves displaying ceramic vessels. On the computer screen, learn more about pieces in the room. An image and information is provided on each piece in the room.
  • A gently sloped hallway from the main exhibit area to a circular room with panoramic windows look out on the archaeology site and landscape behind the museum.

Aracheology Site

Visit Edge of the Cedars Pueblo, a village inhabited by the ancestors of contemporary Puebloan peoples from 825 to 1225 CE. 

  • Paved path circles around an excavated Ancestral Puebloan great house. Trailside signs highlight the significance of the site. A few signs illustrate what the inside and outside of the building may have looked like.
  • The excavated areas have been reinforced so you can touch the exposed stonework walls of the great house.
  • For those that are able, climb down a ladder to enter a 1,000-year-old kiva attached to the great house. An illustration of what the inside may have looked like when people lived here is on a trailside sign.
  • Sculptures and paintings inspired by Ancestral Puebloan cultures are around the museum grounds. The largest is a Sun Dagger Sculpture.

  • Restrooms inside the museum.
  • Elevator to access both floors of the museum.
  • An overlook point of the archaeology site from the second story inside the museum.
  • Gift Shop.
  • Elevator for Access to All Floors
  • Paved outdoor path around archaeological site.
  • Manual wheelchair for loan available, first-come first-served.
  • Children’s play area indoor.

Near the cities of Moab, Blanding, and Mexican Hat in San Juan County.

Utah State Parks

Goosenecks, Dead Horse Point, and Utahraptor State Park

Federal Lands

Newspaper Rock, Natural Bridges, Hovenweep National Monuments.

Local Resources