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Park City Museum

528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
435-649-7457
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Park City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Discover Park City's history at the Park City Museum on Historic Main Street. Prospectors discovered silver in 1868 in the area that soon after became... more » Owner description: Discover Park City's history at the Park City Museum on Historic Main Street. Prospectors discovered silver in 1868 in the area that soon after became Park City. Mine owners made fortunes, while thousands of miners simply made a living. After silver prices declined, Park City reinvented itself as a ski resort town. Interactive displays tell the Park City story in an engaging manner. Fun for the whole family! Open 7 days a week (Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6). « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you are traveling with children, make sure they check in at the front desk to get the scavenger hunt! There is a prize at the end!

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Kamas, Utah
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It happened to be a rainy day in Park City when my family and I decided to visit the museum. We were very impressed with all the interactive displays. It was such a great experience! Plus the staff is so friendly and very informative.

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Interesting look at a Park City during its inception. Silver mining is how Park City started. A great model of the mines, two-stories high, complete with rail cars, elevator and mining equipment. They also have exhibits on the first ski slopes. And don't miss the subway car in the basement.

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Jackson, MS
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Take the 2-pm 1-hour walking tour, then stroll through the museum and relive silver mining days in Park City in one of the most unique multimedia museum experiences you may ever have. It is a little gem of a museum. We loved it.

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Clarkdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We enjoyed the museum. What made this experience great was the tour of Park City. A older gentelman, a long time resident of Park City, ( since the early 1960's) gave us a personal walking tour. He was there for the opening of the Park City ski resort and was extremly knowledgeable about the skiing history and Park City in... More

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PChistory, Guest Relations Manager at Park City Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to the Park City Museum. It sounds like you were able to go on our Historic Main Street Walking Tour, in addition to visiting the Museum. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour of both the Museum and Park City. We think the walking tour is another great way to soak... More

Newburyport, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Park City Museum is totally worth the visit. It is right on Main St. in Old Town and tells an interesting story of the town's history from mining to resort destination. There are a number of displays to engage kids and often an old timer there to give a personal perspective on the town's evolution.

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been coming to Park City for almost 20 years. I don't know why we never had thought to go to the museum. It is so well done, interactive, interesting, and the staff was lovely. I highly recommend this museum.

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Park City, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Visiting this museum is well worth the cost and the time it will take. Many interesting displays and use of multi-media result in visitors having a clear picture of Park City's evolution from a wilderness, to a mining camp, then a mining town, almost a ghost town, and now a destination resort location! Add this to your list of things... More

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PChistory, Guest Relations Manager at Park City Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Park City Museum. We love the story of Park City's evolution and are glad that you were able to explore the museum's interactive exhibits. We think we're a hidden gem here on historic Main Street--something visitors and locals would appreciate. Make sure to check out our calendar of events and our membership program, too! More

Az desert
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was a great little museum, and had interesting information on the area, including how Park City was one of the only areas that used an old mine shaft to haul skiers up the slope.

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Ludlow, Vermont
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a museum that tells the story of how Park City developed from a mining town (where life was not always easy for the miners) into the resort town that it now is. The items displayed are both interesting and, in many cases, surprising. It's setup so that all members of the family will enjoy it. Only problem, finding... More

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PChistory, Guest Relations Manager at Park City Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit to the Park City Museum. We appreciate you taking the time to review the museum and are happy that you found something for everyone in your group here! Parking on Main Street does start to get limited in the summer, and I hope you were able to find some parking behind the Museum... More

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