From Moab we drove to Kanab. Really pleasant drive. Our goal was to visit parts of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and the north rim of the Grand Canyon. As it turned out, the weather turned rainy and some of the roads to Grand Staircase were not usable and the north rim of the Grand Canyon was closed because of snow. Oh, well. We did, however, visit the Moqui Cave five miles north of Kanab. It really is a roadside museum. Interesting history. It began as a dance hall and saloon catering to many of the actors and crew that filmed westerns in Utah and Arizona. The owner, Garth Chamberlain, was the first player from BYU drafted into the NFL. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for two years. We met his daughter-in-law and grand children who now run the museum and gift shop. Mr. Chamberlain built this attraction while working as a county sheriff. He and his wife traveled the world to bring back fossils and rocks to display. Fascinating story.
Entrance to Moqui Cave
The museum is the where the dance hall was located. The museum has one of the largest displays of phosphorescent minerals in the US.
There's small replica of a stegosaurus out in front.