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“Love the Skiing, Love the History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Park City Museum

Park City Museum
528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
435-649-7457
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Ranked #3 of 31 attractions in Park City
Type: History Museums
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Owner description: Discover Park City's history at the Park City Museum on Historic Main Street. Prospectors discovered silver in 1868 in the area that soon after became Park City. Mine owners made fortunes, while thousands of miners simply made a living. After silver prices declined, Park City reinvented itself as a ski resort town. Interactive displays tell the Park City story in an engaging manner. Fun for the whole family! Open 7 days a week (Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6).
Park City, Utah
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“Love the Skiing, Love the History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nothing beats a day off skiing than to browse Historic Main St. in Park City and a visit to the Park City Museum. Sit in a RR Car, discover how the west was developed, step into the one and only skier's subway, drill for silver, and learn all about Park City's rich mining history. An authentic Territorial jail tells about many of the colorful characters in Park City. Learn about Utah's Silver Queen, who made her fortunes in Park City Mining investments and 4 rich husbands. Hands-on, great for kids, fascinating for adults, and a fabulous gift shoppe. Definately a do not miss if you visit Park City, UT.

Visited November 2012
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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“Great place for the curious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful hour+ historical entertainment/ education for a 9 year old. Authentic setting and displays helps to define the history of Park City long before it became a ski destination. The original jail was a hit!

Visited July 2013
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Park City, Utah
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“a great overview of Park City's colorful history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This small museum is housed in the old territorial jail, so the building itself is historical. It has some interesting interactive exhibits, and tells about the history of Park City in an entertaining way. The real highlight is down in the basement, where the jail cells are. Cool and a bit spooky down there!

Visited April 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Historical view of Park City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Museum was well organized and very interesting. Everything was well documented and easy to read and see.

Visited June 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Interesting Small Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This museum is much larger on the inside than it looks from the street. It does a great job of telling the Park City story from boom to bust and back to boom.

There is a section on mining and the people that it attracted, which is pretty interesting. In the basement, the old jail is still intact. It is hard to believe how small the cells are. They also have a mining car that converted to a ski lift for the first several years of the resort's existence. Pretty unique.

I thought an interesting display was a video of Park City old-timers talking about the bust years.

There was a special exhibit on mail delivery during war. I am not sure how this ties into the Park City theme.

Overall, worth seeing to understand the town.

Visited July 2013
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