That collection, about 30,000 fossils, has been stored in an old building in Vernal since the Field House moved down the highway to new digs in 2004.
"We don’t want these fossils hopping on trains and going east," newly named Utah State Parks Director Fred Hayes told the crowd. "A lot of people and groups came together to keep what came from Utah in Utah."
The 11,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is being funded largely by$1.5 million from the Uintah Impact Mitigation Special Service District. Salt Lake Tribune