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Park City Museum

528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
435-649-7457
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Park City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover Park City's history at the Park City Museum on Historic Main Street. Prospectors...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
71 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Park City Museum is partially housed in a century old building, but the maintenance staff keeps it sparkling clean. Even though it is about the history of the Park City area, it feels modern with all the special effects and interactive displays. I especially liked the "books" about specific events or topics (one was about the social standings of... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We love visiting museums when we travel. Some are great, like this one. In this tiny little town, the history really shines and they've done a wonderful job of storytelling the past, making it interesting for all ages. Be sure to go to the basement so you can "blow up" the mining mountain.

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

With time to kill before lunch my husband and child entered the museum not knowing what to expect. They had a blast learning about the town's history through interactive displays and videos. The woman behind the desk was so friendly and helpful!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
47 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

It was lovely to get to know the history of Park City, UT. A place my partner and I enjoy so much. We were lucky enough to go on a day with free museum entry and really enjoyed ourselves. The people working at the desk were also very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks very much!

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Chantilly, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A wonderful little museum! You'll learn all about the history of Park City through videos and interactive displays. Bring the family!

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Great museum on three floors. Staff was very knowledgeable and it was great to find out about how Park City grew from a mining town to a resort. Well worth a visit.

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PA
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29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

On December 29, 2011 my 3-year old granddaughter and I visited the Park City Museum. I learned a lot about Park City's past. My granddaughter enjoyed the exhibits and many hands-on-activities. After 1 hour, my granddaughter had to use the bathroom which is outdoor. I was disappointed that she (had an earache) said "I actually don't want to go back... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Park City Museum has some excellent exhibits with a scale model working mine that is awesome! Our Grandkids enjoyed seeing that actual territorial jail and spending a few minutes behind bars. They also enjoyed drilling for silver and setting off a dynamite charge in the interactive exhibits. The "Ski Subway" was very interesting. The media display associated with each... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The museum is much bigger than it looks from outside. Park City has a very rich history and this is a good way to learn about it.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Very interesting and you could take your time going through. The people manning the museum were very informative.

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