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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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Kaysville, Utah
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
97 helpful votes 97 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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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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8 reviews 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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