We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

This is the Place Heritage Park

2601 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84108
801-582-1847
Website
Improve this listing
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
Write a Review

125 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    55
    44
    15
    6
    5
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Everett, Washington
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

When I was a child living in Utah, I remember coming here and loving the beautiful pioneer homes. It could still be great, but they put too much attention on cheesy jokes that actually cheapen the entire venue. I wish we could have avoided the train ride, but that is actually how you get around the village, which is too... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I live close to this park and buy grandparents' passes for this and for the zoo. My grandchildren only want to go here especially since the zoo no longer has a playground. There are activities and crafts for younger and older kids (girls ages 8 and 10, boys 5 and 2). It is best in spring, summer and fall although... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It has been many years since we were last here and it has changed a lot. So much to do. A bunch of authentic/restored houses. Crafts for kids, demonstrations, authentic Native American dance show, homemade pioneer donuts, pony rides, miniature train ride, pan for gold, gun fight reenactment, authentic school classroom where we were the students, hands on experience at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family really enjoyed our day at This is the Place Heritage Park. I was afraid our kids might be too old for the park at 11 and 12 years old, but they really enjoyed it. They enjoyed visiting all of the pioneers but really liked the school and getting a shave from the barber! The food at the hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great place to take the kids for the day. Relaxing to walk around and look at the authentic pioneer homes and cabins. There are also many activities for the kids to do. Train rides, petting zoo, pony rides, pioneer children's games, learning how to do some pioneer chores and even a class in a pioneer school. This... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Medford, OR
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were in Salt Lake last weekend and decided to take a drive toward the canyon on Sunday afternoon. One of the stops we like to make is This is the Place Heritage Park. It had been two years since we were there last. On our drive into the park there was a noticeable difference in the condition of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Artesia, New Mexico
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I found this place charming. I'm not an LDS member but love history and I found it a great way to spend a few hours, in fact had we had another day in the city I would have gone back the next day. We simply didn't have enough time to enjoy. This is a great place for a family. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed This is the Place Heritage Park also viewed

 
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Been to This is the Place Heritage Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage This is the Place Heritage Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing