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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 2014
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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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It's a fun park to go to, also has a gift shop by it, you can walk around for hours, or take a train ride (included with the ticket) hop on and of where it stops. Step back in the Pioneers time, houses and buildings as the had them, you can enter at any time, animals for the kids to... More

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Middleton, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited this village after touring Temple Square. A relaxing train ride around village with a young man explaining the buildings and history. The scenery and monuments are something wonderful to see. You should visit this place if you visit SLC.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my 6yo boy, 4yo girl and 1 yo for a half day excursion. The grounds are beautiful! They employees are all dressed in pioneer clothing to add to the authenticity of the environment. There was so much to do and see we didn't really have enough time for it all. At the barber shop my son loved getting... More

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Suburban Chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We attended a wedding at the Atkins (?) House at the park. The house is at the rear of the park but the signage was very explicit and helpful. The house is nice and the grounds are beautiful. Had the ceremony and then the reception under the grove of trees while the DJ and bar were under the portico on... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is an amazing place with so much to do and see. One of the best parts is once you pay the entrance fee, other activities are included, no need to add on for train rides or crafts etc... Bathrooms are convenient, picnic areas available and strollers are easy to maneuver. It is in a beautiful location in Salt Lake... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a peaceful and beautiful place to spend a few hours enjoying the sites and sounds of pioneer living from long ago. This historic village has a multitude of historic homes and cabins that have been moved onto the site in order to recreate a pioneer village. Each building has costumed interpreters that tell you about the building and the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Plan on spending the day, we spent 3 hours and didn't visit some buildings. Grounds are very large, but there is a train included in your entrance fee, you can hop off and on. The town is laid out in a very interesting way and is fun to roam the streets. Bathrooms are convenient as well as, lunch in the... More

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las vegas, nv.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised by this is the place park...did not really know what to expect but we wanted to check it out and are glad that we did...we are not mormon so we weren't too familiar with the history of "this is the place"...very nice, old buildings with people in costume telling you some of the history...nice grounds with some... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our whole family loved this site. It was educational, beautiful and the best part was that nothing was overdone. It was very reasonably priced and in no way felt like a commercial tourist trap. The volunteers and employees were friendly and knowledgeable. The Native American dance performance was the best we have ever seen. Wonderful place all the way around!

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Arizona, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went here with our kids (ages 11, 9, 7) and we all really enjoyed it. We spent about 3 hours, and easily could and would have spent longer if it weren't as hot. Not very much shade or air conditioning so plan ahead with when you go and how much water you bring. We agree with many of the... More

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