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This is the Place Heritage Park

2601 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84108
801-582-1847
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
Owner description: This Is The Place for FUN in the West! Explore a Pioneer Village, Ride Trains and Ponies, and Pan for Gold! Say hello to our farm friendly animals,... more » Owner description: This Is The Place for FUN in the West! Explore a Pioneer Village, Ride Trains and Ponies, and Pan for Gold! Say hello to our farm friendly animals, and "milk" Clara Belle the Cow. There's pygmy goats, tea cup pigs and a miniature horse plus many other little furry friends who like to be snuggled and scratched. See a working Blacksmith in his shop, a Tinsmith and help a "Spinster" card and spin wool. Hungry? Have a "Flavor Burst" soft serve ice cream cone in the Huntsman Saloon, or enjoy Brigham's Donuts, a little bit of sugary Heaven! There's Hires Big H products at the Huntsman Hotel grill and a candy shop for your sweet tooth at the ZCMI Mercantile. Visit the Native American Village and make take home crafts. Don't miss the Visitor Center and Gift Shop, one of the best shopping experiences in the West. You can also see the Mormon Battalion Museum and Stoddard Art Gallery. There's much more to see and do at This Is The Place Heritage Park. If you have an hour or a day, come have FUN at the Park! Stop #13 on Hop on Hop Off Tours. Visit us on the web or call for more information to plan your FUN visit! Planning a Wedding or Reception or special event? Our historic building rentals are located in one of the Valley's most picturesque settings. Eight venues, one that's right for you! Plan your next Corporate Event at This Is The Place. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Needed something to kill time and went to this. We only did the free stuff, so basically walking around and looking at the statues. I learned a good amount about how the Mormon families migrated to the area and was surprised to learn about their treacherous walk. It held our attention for maybe an hour or so.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

we spent a whole day in here following the guided map and learning a ton of mormon history. it was fun with things to do for all the family and with a great burger joint within the park.

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Winter Park, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

While visiting Salt Lake City, we went to This is the Place Heritage park. It was a bit of a drive from the downtown area where we were staying. There was a fee to enter the old pioneer town so we did not go in. We walked around outside and looked at the statues and memorials. They were impressive with... More

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TX, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is sort of a mini-Williamsburg for Salt Lake City. I shows how the early pioneers and settlers of the valley lived and gives some very interesting history of the area. A family attraction.

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Layton, Utah
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145 reviews 145 reviews
48 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

First off, I've noticed several reviewers mention that they were afraid to attend because of presumed affiliation of this park with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This attraction is not owned nor affiliated with the church and you will not see any missionaries or be proselyted to in any way. This park is owned by the State... More

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Park City, Utah
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I was hesitant to go to haunted village at Heritage Park because I didn't think it would be scary, I was wrong. It was really scary and really fun. After the first scare it just gets worse because you are anticipating the next scare so your senses are heightened. Sooo much fun. They did a great job with slowing down... More

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Mississippi
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Unfortunately, we had only an hour to spend here, according to our tour director, so we really didn't get to see everything. My wife and I took a little train ride around the recreated Mormon village, with explanations and descriptions given by a guide on the train. This lasted about a half hour, so I got off and went to... More

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Monroe
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We spent a few hours here last week, while visiting the area. We both like history and thought this was done nicely. The buildings were brought from other areas to make it look like a pioneer town, but all the buildings are authentic, which made it very interesting to see how these large families lived in tiny cabins

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Cary, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was a great place to take my family. They had a great little doughnut shop. Crafts for the kids. Pony rides. Leather stamping. Plus you can learn about the different lifestyles and cultures of that era. I recommend this to anyone. I took us about two hours to go through it. It was about $8, but that included everything.

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Vista, CA
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117 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Was very impressed by this living history park. Some of the buildings are not only open but also staffed by people in period clothing. Some buildings also have demonstrations. You can easily make a nice day out of this park. We spent about 5 hours including the picnic lunch we brought with us before we had to head for our... More

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