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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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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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Don't judge a book by its cover...

Inside this quaint little storefront museum packs a half day worth of interest and fun. It is interactive and very creative. The jail in the basement must be seen. The tour is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2013
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Inside this quaint little storefront museum packs a half day worth of interest and fun. It is interactive and very creative. The jail in the basement must be seen. The tour is self guided and the staff is excellent. The history of the hippies vs. the silver miners is very entertaining. Great value.

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Wrangell, Alaska
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168 reviews 168 reviews
49 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I thought the museum was well put together with interesting displays depicting the timeline that is Park City. I would recommend a stop in here. One of the highlights is the talking book in the dungeon!

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Enjoyed learning about PC history. Great recently updated venue. Stumbled upon it as we were strolling Main Street.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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226 reviews 226 reviews
82 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This visit takes about 45 minutes but can take up to 3 hours if you soak it all in. Tickets cost $10 for adults with half price for visitors over 65. Children are $5 but that can include a surprise at the end -so ask at the counter for how that works. A guide provides an overview but then you... More 

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Park City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Love the displays of history - easy and quick to read snippets of history along with fun ways for kids to experience it. You can really picture what life must have been like for the miners. A must see.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a great little museum. It can easily be toured in an hour or if you are like me and enjoy reading all the signs can take upwards of 21/2 to 3. There are some very well done interactive exhibits, that kids (and adults) can enjoy. Don't miss the jail with the talking wanted posters! It does a great... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A small museum with a big story to tell. Easy to navigate and full of the rich history and people who developed Park City.

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Park City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nothing beats a day off skiing than to browse Historic Main St. in Park City and a visit to the Park City Museum. Sit in a RR Car, discover how the west was developed, step into the one and only skier's subway, drill for silver, and learn all about Park City's rich mining history. An authentic Territorial jail tells about... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful hour+ historical entertainment/ education for a 9 year old. Authentic setting and displays helps to define the history of Park City long before it became a ski destination. The original jail was a hit!

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Park City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This small museum is housed in the old territorial jail, so the building itself is historical. It has some interesting interactive exhibits, and tells about the history of Park City in an entertaining way. The real highlight is down in the basement, where the jail cells are. Cool and a bit spooky down there!

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