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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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Suburban Chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
79 helpful votes 79 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went here with my extended family in July 2014. I think I would have enjoyed it more if hadn't of been so hot, regardless it was interesting and the kids seem to enjoy it. They enjoyed going in all the pioneer homes and stores, seeing demonstrations in the various locations. The Brigham Young donuts that you can buy were good.... More

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited This is the Place with a good sized family group and had a great time!! In fact we were there for 5 hours and couldn't get it all in. The exhibits are lots of fun especially the barber and tin smith. The Native American dance was awesome! All in all it's really fun. If it's a hot day... More

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Everett, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stopped here for a break from travelling. Activities and crafts are aimed at the 5-12 year old group, they are simple and well-executed. Not all buildings are manned, but the staff we spoke with was well-versed in local stories. We learned quite a bit about the arrival of Brigham Young in SLC. The "train" is actually a truck with a... More

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