Come visit us at the Great Basin Museum, where the past meets the future in a unique way not be apparent anywhere else:

Where you can gaze into the distant past at some of the oldest rocks to be found in Utah or anywhere else in the world; see fossils that actually took part in the "Cambrian Explosion" - that unexpected flowering of life that is still a puzzle and still explored by leading paleontologists today.

Get a glimpse into the world of the Fremont - a time when Native Americans inhabited our valleys in surprisingly large numbers, foreshadowing the agricultural development that would become the mainstay of later pioneer life.

Learn about the early explorers of Millard County - the Spanish who came first, to be followed by the Mormon settlements. Browse through our collection of artifacts representing the Pioneer Period and extending into the 20th Century.

Our beautiful restored "Surrey with a Fringe on Top" may leave you strumming a few verses from the popular musical "Oklahoma" or else our authentically recreated "Parlor Display" will bring back memories of a visit to Grandpa and Grandma's house, so many years ago.

You will find that our friendly docents love to relate experiences from their early years in our Valley and even more interested in hearing about your more memorable life events.

Earliest settlements were the towns of Oasis and Deseret in 1860, Oak City in 1868, and Leamington in 1871. By 1876 Hinckley was settled, Lynndyl in 1904, and Delta in 1907 with the coming of the Salt Lake and Los Angeles Railroad.

There are many excellent examples of pioneer architecture in the area.

Development of the irrigation system and water storage played a key role in West Millard County history. Agriculture has been a prime factor in the economy with vast irrigated fields.

A wide variety of attractions await visitors to the West Millard County area. Rock-hounding in the west desert brings tourists from all over the world. Come share the experience of finding your own trilobites, fossils, geodes, gems and ores. Museum displays will help you identify your finds.

Local ATV trails are extensive and some of the best to be found anywhere. Just a few miles to our north lies some of the best preserved portions of the Pony Express and Overland Stage Trails. A few structures partially remain from that era and improved roads allow you to drive those historic sections.