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Park City Museum

528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
435-649-7457
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Ranked #4 of 34 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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Darien, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum bills itself as "Silver, Saloons, and Snow" and the exhibits follow its history from a mining town to a ski resort. Don't miss the original jail now in the basement of the museum. The bar has interactive interviews where residents talk of the miners vs. the hippies era. The exhibits on the mines and life in them is... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great little museum. We have a 2nd home here and have visited town for 15 years and finally had the opportunity to visit the museum. Very interactive; would be great for school aged children as they can do scavenger hunts, as well as play in some of the exhibits such as an old ski train, jail cells, and mining lift... More

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Peoria, IL
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took our 7 year old granddaughter to this museum and it was difficult to tell who enjoyed it more! There is a treasure hunt for children and it was a great way for us to share this venue with her. We all learned a lot about the history of Park City and had a deeper appreciation for those miners... More

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

We are so glad you were able to visit the Park City Museum. It looks like you came on one of our Free Days. These free days are very random and do not fall on a specific schedule (for example, not all Wednesdays are Free!). We are so happy you and your granddaughter had a great time and we hope... More

Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am not sure you can ever truly appreciate a vacation or trip unless you know a bit more about the area. The Park City Museum does a great job of telling the history of the area and allowing you to interact and be a part of history! We actually came across a coupon in some pamphlets we picked up... More

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Park City, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Park City Museum is a wonderful resource for educating people about the history of Park City. From Mining town to World Class Resort, Park City is a wonderful American Story. The Park City Museum brings that story to life!! My daughter has been three time and still asks to go in and "blow up" the Mine in the interactive... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a pretty kool little museum focusing on Park City's history. The layout is very smooth and the exhibits are very well done. Lots of interactive exhibits that will keep your attention. I really liked touring the old jail in the basement. You don't have to be a history nerd to enjoy this one. Good way to spend an... 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 do think there is a little something for everyone in our Museum. Interactive exhibits, a treasure hunt for kids, and great historical objects and photos make this possible. We love to hear that even non-history nerds enjoy it! We hope your visit to Park City was a great one! More

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We thought it was cheesy to have a donation jar on the counter when they were already charging for admission. Kids were affraid of the Jail cell inside.

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

Thank you for your visit to the Park City Museum. We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to your standards. Our jail can be a little scary for little ones. The Territorial Jail was built in 1885 and is the original jail in Park City. Even when it was built, it was called the Dungeon, and it continues... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Excellent overview of the mining beginning of Park City with many items and displays of the mines and mining processes which put Park City on the map.

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Los Angeles
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

For a small(ish) museum, it's got some nice, interesting, high-tech displays. Thorough insight into Park City's past, provides a great feeling of actually experiencing the mining and the jail.

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Riverton, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had 2 grandsons, age 8 and 9, with us. They loved the scavenger hunt and along the way enjoyed some fascinating history. Grandma and Grandpa were also entertained and enlightened.

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