This Is The Place Heritage Park is the Place for FUN all year round! Step back in time and see the West as it was in the early settlement of Utah. Ride one of three trains, the Jupiter, Blackhawk or the 119, as they tour around the Park. Or enjoy a ride around the pond on the Mini Train. City kids will love riding ponies, meeting and petting farm animals don't forget to try your skill at milking Clara Bell the Cow.
In 2015 treasure seekers young and old will love the new interactive feature, The Treasure House. This new site tells the story of mining in Utah through hands-on experiences. Dig for gemstones in Prospectors Pit, and then identify your rocks at the Assay Station. Pan for gold in the creek under the shady oaks. There is no excitement quite like finding a shiny nugget hiding amongst the silt and sand. Choose a giant geode and help break it in our Geode Cracker! Inside the Treasure House look down into a mining pit and see miners at work! And play fun games to learn more about the role mining played in the settlement of the West. From the Treasure House you can climb up to a look out and see all the way to the Oquirrh Mountains and the Coppermine! "Set sail" on the Ship Brooklyn, a one-sixth replica of the original that tells the story of the expedition of pioneers who sailed from New York Harbor over 24,000 miles in search of a new home in the West.
Visit the Native American Village, which celebrates heritage before the arrival of the settlers. Authentic Navajo Hogan's and Shoshone teepees stand in a quiet circle on the hillside. Grind corn and make arrowhead necklaces. And don't miss the Native American dancers, a crowd favorite!
Interact with a blacksmith, tinsmith, and saddle maker and try your hand at some old-fashioned pioneer chores, or at spinning and carding wool. And there's endless old-fashioned fun from the bucket brigade to the Candy Cannon that shoots salt-water taffy during special events. The streets are alive with a variety of musical performers, and be on the lookout for a train robbery!
Cool off in Irrigation Station splash pad and learn why the Salt Lake Valley "blossomed as a rose!"
The Gift Shop at the Visitor Center is is the "best little gift west of the Mississippi!" It's a premier destination shopping experiences for both locals and guests from around the globe. And the ZCMI Mercantile is filled with sweets from yesteryear and loads of goodies. In the Huntsman Hotel is Huntsman Grill, which serves great grub daily, there's an old fashioned ice cream shop with soft serve and flavor burst cones, and Brigham's Donuts are cooked fresh everyday! A little bit of sugary heaven!
Visit the Mormon Battalion Museum, The Stoddard Gallery and see the iconic Monument that was erected under the supervision of a committee composed of Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish and Latter-day Saint representatives. Visit the Walk of Pioneer Faiths honoring early religious groups and leaders who contributed to the religious diversity of our great community.
Looking for a place to hold your wedding, reception, corporate party or family reunion? Look no further than one of our nine historic venues to create a celebration that can't be duplicated anywhere else. You only get one opportunity to have the perfect celebration, and our Event Planners will help with every detail so you can concentrate on more important things!
With over 50 historic homes and structures to visit and countless fun activities, This Is The FUN Place for Everyone! Admission to the Park gets you all the activities and unlimited train rides for no additional cost!