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Park City Museum

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Address: 528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
Phone Number: 435-649-7457
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: Discover Park City's history at the Park City Museum on Historic Main...
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).
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Great Look Back at Park City's History

What a wonderful museum on Park City's Main Street documenting the mining heritage of the community. Very professionally developed exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Park City, Utah
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Park City, Utah
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219 reviews 219 reviews
43 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful museum on Park City's Main Street documenting the mining heritage of the community. Very professionally developed exhibits.

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Metro Portland ME
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26 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had some down time (who doesn't) and eagerly toured the museum. It gave so much of the history of Park City, from the silver mines of the 19th Century through to the ski resorts. Most impressive is the scale model of one of the mines--which went 900 or 1000 feet blow the surface. This model takes 2 floors to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Park City Museum. Thank you for taking the time to thoroughly visit the museum. We love to hear that people have had an enjoyable time engaging with Park City's history. The to scale model is indeed based on the silver mining that was done here in Park City. And if you... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Loved the moving, scaled model that has horses and minors traveling the mines that are 900 feet deep. Fun for a quick reprieve from the cold.

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Dothan, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The museum is a must-see. Impossible to really appreciate this town without knowing it's history and Park City Museum does a wonderful job of taking you through from the very beginning.

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Park City Museum on trip to Park City. We know there are so many great options of things to do in this town! And we agree that knowing the history of the town does give you a great appreciation for what has happened in the past and where we are today.... More 

Minnesota
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194 reviews 194 reviews
74 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

The Park City museum is a good alternative way to spend an afternoon if you don't feel like skiing. Who knew that there was an underground ski subway! What I found most interesting, was the contrast between Park City as a mining town, compared to Vail which was purpose-built as a ski town. The exhibits are well done. Entry fee... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great for kids and adults. We enjoyed taking a break from the slopes and getting in some history! The staff was friendly and the kids never complained.

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USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I enjoyed this museum. It was small but informative and interesting. The most interesting feature was the jail cells beneath the museum - original jail cells, and you can even go in one of them. It costs $10 for adults, and they have a good gift shop. If you are looking for something quick and different to do while taking... More 

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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Everyt hing was excellent! History at it's best! A must for adults and children alike. We as a family enjoyed it very much! A great way to learn history and have some fun.

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Cranford, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a small museum but very interesting. Not a lot of money to get in and the information was over-welling. Good place for everyone, including the kids!

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Wilton, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I travel to Park City annually, and I always make an effort to hit the museum when in town! Unlike many ski towns, Park City has a rich and interesting history. The museum has done a great job of making this history come to life. It's a great way to kill an hour or two when you are taking a... More 

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