Moqui Cave, a southern Utah landmark, is a natural history museum featuring Native American artifacts and a large collection of dinosaur tracks.
Within Moqui Cave is a large display of Native American artifacts along with unique flourescent rocks and minerals from around the world. Also on display are a sizeable collection of pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico and more than 1,000 arrowheads. Centuries-old ceremonial pots, jugs, bowls and working tools provide some anthropological clues into the early lives of the Anasazi and Navajo Indians. Visitors will learn of more recent history from the collection of records relating to the original United Order and the early day communal system proposed by the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Owned and operated by the Chamberlain family for over 50 years, Lex Chamberlain currently serves as tour guide for the cave. His historical accounts and stories are designed to acquaint visitors with the experience of the inhabitants of southern Utah. The word Moqui is an ancient term, and is now commonly used to refer to the Hopi tribe of Native Americans that inhabited the region which now includes parts of Arizona and Utah.
The large southwestern gift shop features a variety of Native American jewelry, rugs, arts, crafts, games for the kids and more.
Moqui Cave is located on scenic Highway 89, just 5.5 miles north of Kanab, and less than one mile from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. The museum and gift shop are open during the summer season from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The large parking area can easily accommodate RVs or buses. For more information call 435-644-8525 or visit www.moquicave.com.