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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

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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A great place to do fully next time

We did the zoo this morning and it did us in. When we arrived at This is the Place Heritage Park, we saw the cordoned off building display area and realized that we could not do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The day we visited they had kiosks outside for vendors, it was very crowded and pretty cold. The indoor gift shop was fairly large but just seemed like it had a lot of junk in it. A nice place to stroll, but it only took about 15 min to go through all the booths, the food booths were the most... More 

Thank Debbie W
Syracuse, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Decided to visit the village at This is the Place Heritage Park with the family for Christmas this year. We entered the gate and climbed on the train rode it to the top and walked down through all the houses and store fronts. A map was provided to help you know what buildings were open. Each house has a historical... More 

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Sandy, Utah, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We have gone to this event several times, however it has been approximately 15 years since our last visit, unless things change we will not waste our money to return anytime soon, at least not in the winter. The things we loved about coming here in December were: absolute quiet, it was as if you had totally stepped out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We did the zoo this morning and it did us in. When we arrived at This is the Place Heritage Park, we saw the cordoned off building display area and realized that we could not do venue justice by going in. There is a very large gift shop which we looked thru. The area around the main attraction (also part... More 

1 Thank ranles76
Keynsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We only found this attraction when we were on the "hop on hop off" bus and it took us out of town and we turned round at the Heritage Park. We didn't have long to explore but there is something there for young and old. I found the reconstructed original village fascinating. There are train rides in season and a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great place to wander around. You can see original cabins of some notorious pioneer settlers. Feel what life was like back in the mid 1800's. There is a re-creation of a mercantile and hotel where cold soft drinks and snacks are served. Seasonal activities.

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Schwyz, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was our first stop on arriving in Salt Lake City. We were with friends who have lived in the area for many years. This is the area where the first Mormon settlers arrived. There are monuments describing the history as well as a visitors centre with a short film of the history.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

There are really two parts to this park,, the first with a great number of Monuments and the second the Town itself. The first covers the area from the main entrance to the visitor centre which has many Monuments and is free of charge.The bulk of the Monuments chart the history of the Mormons and the Founding Fathers which are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I feel this was targeted at a young audience, and this was not clear on the advertisement of this. It was beautifully decorated and looked positive, I think my teenage son would have totally loved this, but I am in my 50's and I feel that this was not my bag, but that was after I purchased my ticket. It... More 

Wilmington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The park is a re-creation of the village that would have been constructed after Brigham Young led the pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley. The story goes that he arrived here and called "this is the place" to build the new city for the Latter Day Saints to worship God according to the doctrine and the Book of Mormon. As... More 

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