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This is the Place Heritage Park

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Address: 2601 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: +1 801-582-1847
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
Description: This Is The Place for FUN in the West! Explore a Pioneer Village, Ride...
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 goats, sheep and a donkey 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 great grub 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. Nine 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.
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Great examples of pioneer life

We visited here about 8 years ago and they have done some expansion since, which is great. You could easily spend about 3-4 hours going into all of the cabins and stores, many of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Phoenix, AZ

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place that is surprisingly unknown. There is a lot to do and see and it takes a couple of visits just to get your arms around what you can see and do here. Kids can attend a short, old-fashioned school class (complete with slate boards), pan for gold, learn how to card wool, spin it into... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited here about 8 years ago and they have done some expansion since, which is great. You could easily spend about 3-4 hours going into all of the cabins and stores, many of which are staffed with pioneer demonstrators and crafts. There is a small trackless train that runs around the perimeter if you don't want to walk all... More 

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Centerville, Utah USA
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92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you take some time to really explore and talk with the interpreters, you will learn plenty about how the people lived in the mid-1800s. My favorite is the balcksmith shop.

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Edmonton, Canada
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We'd heard of this attraction and wanted to have our children get a sense of the history and atmosphere of the 19th century West. There was so much to see and explore and we spent the day just trying to get around. From gold panning to pony riding, with displays, hands-on activities and arts and crafts, there was no shortage... More 

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Pleasant Grove, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great fun for families, of all ages. Interesting history, games, exhibits, and shops. Stop and get yourselves an ice cream too!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were amazed by the history of the early settlers to Salt Lake City and the hardship they endured getting there and living there in the 1800s. This park replicates much of that history and the staff are dressed in period clothing, some playing period musical instruments and singing period songs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I was nervous about attempting this with my 11 & 8 year old daughters, but I was VERY pleased with the experience. The trail up Emigration Canyon was beautiful and the horses perfect with beginner riders. And admission to This Is The Place Heritage Park is included. Definitely recommend this!

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Taylorsville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There is large pioneer village here with many famous utah pioneer buildings moved to duplicated at this site. This is great place to get a glimpse of the history of Utah. Even if the village is closed this is worth a visit for the the great views and large statue garden.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is where the mormon pioneers decided to stay in this valley when they looked from this place. Their profet Brigham Young sttod from his sick bed here and told them this is where God told them to build. they were discoraged becuase it was much desert but made a green and florishing valley...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a popular park with a variety of ways to connect with the early settlers of the Salt Lake Valley. We watched native American dancers, visited pioneer houses, saw crafts, took part in some of the chores and games, panned for gold, rode the train, made a native American arrowhead necklace. We had lunch and shopped for souvenirs. It... More 

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Additional Information about This is the Place Heritage Park

Address: 2601 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: +1 801-582-1847
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 11

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