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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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Los Angeles
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This museum is very interactive...has many exhibits on the history of Park City that are both informative and interactive. I went with kids (ages 9,10, 13) and they loved it. Staff is very friendly.

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Tucson, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Staff knowledgeable about city and made helpful suggestions on how to locate places. We took the walking historic tour of the city and it was interesting but probably not worth an hour if you don't have much time to spend in the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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