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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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Moscow, Idaho, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We took in the museum on a rainy day. It took longer than we thought it would with all the information, and displays. They did a good job showing the history of Park City from mining to present day ski resort. The ticket was good for the whole day, so we left half way thru and got lunch and did... More

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This museum is very well thought out. Many of the exhibits are interactive. There is an excellent mining display that is 3 stories high. It shows all aspects of the process. There are exhibits of all aspects of Park City including the fire, skiing, mining and the changes in the people who loved here. Bravo Park City!

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Ventura County, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We would have completely missed this had it not been recommended. This place was very educational and very interactive for the kids. They loved it but also learned a lot. Great staff also...locals that will tell you all the local secrets for food, fun, etc. Don't miss this if you have kids with you.

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Harwell, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Well laid out, covers all the history of Park City with clever displays and mock-ups. Well worth a visit to learn that the city is not just about skiing.

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Kaysville, Utah
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

For the cost of admission, $10 per adult, you can learn a lot about Park City, its history, and mining in various interesting ways. There are video clips, displays of historic artifacts, and lots of things to touch - good for families as well as adults. The friendly lady behind the desk was willing to answer our questions about modern... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect beyond the original jail in the basement but this is a really well done local museum. Great history of Park City - the good and the bad. Great interactive displays for adults and kids. Well worth it ($5).

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cincinnati
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249 reviews 249 reviews
60 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Accessible, full of true history and informative about the city and its surroundings, real (old) jail and old fire truck.

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Joliet , Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great little museum that tells about the beginning history of Park City when it was a mining town. Very well done !

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Park City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Ok, all I'm going to say is go in and plan to spend a little time there. It's very well done and very entertaining.

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Darien, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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