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Utah Walking Paths Photo Journal

Our chief editor Scotty Reed on a fitness craze, purchased a new Samsung Galaxy Mega 6 Smartphone and decided to walk his extra pounds away while photographing some of Utah’s best running, hiking, biking and walking trails. Come follow his journey!

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 7800 S to 6500 S - West Jordan, UtahJordan River Parkway Trail – 7800 S to 6500 S – West Jordan, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahJordan River Parkway Trail – 4800 S to 3900 S – Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_115649Jordan River Parkway Trail – 5400 S to 4800 S – Taylorsville, Utah

20140117_121326Jordan River Parkway Trail – 6500 S to 5400 S – Murray, Utah

20140116_133606Temple Square & Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

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Park Silly Sunday Market

The Park Silly Sunday Market’s free “CommUnity Elements” are what make this weekly street festival the unique and exciting event it is. Each week, for 15 weeks, these programs are heavily promoted in our media outreach. Your sponsorship dollars help to ensure continued free space to these organizations and individuals. We are proud to provide a venue that allows a source of expression for veteran professionals as well as new and emerging talent.

Park Silly Sunday Market, Park City, Utah, Arts Festival, Music, Live, Family

1. Sustainability “Green” Issues: Our opening 2007 season featured the first “Zero Waste” Program in Utah. PSSM host local and national sustainability speakers/groups and provides them with an opportunity to participate in a lecture series to educate and inspire our community Support local agriculture, Utah’s Own and Slow Food Utah to educate about how buying locally is a key element in becoming a sustainable community

2. Nonprofit Groups
• 2007 season hosted over 50 different nonprofit groups
• Hosts nonprofit groups and provides them an opportunity to participate in a lecture series to enroll the community in their mission
3. Featured Artists and Resident Artists
• Providing free space to artists who perform an interactive art expereince
• Developing a program to bring artists from around the country and the world to reside in Park City for a period of time to create art and share their work with our community
4. Featured Chef
• Provide a free presentation and samples of a recipe
• Tour of the “Farmers Market” to educate about the impact our purchase power has on our economy, the environment and our health
• Creation of the first Park Silly Recipe Collection featuring the recipes of our Featured Chefs
5. Free Kids Activities
6. Free Music and Entertainment

Park Silly Sunday Market
Park City Historic Main Street
Park City, Utah 84068   (435) 655-0994

This Is The Place Heritage Park

This Is The Place Heritage Park - Salt Lake City, Utah, Historical Landmark, Pioneer Villages, LDS, Latter Day Saint History, Family, Park, Children't Activities, Pet Farms, HolidayThe West…just as it was! Step back in time with a visit to This Is The Place Heritage Park. The non-profit This Is The Place Foundation manages Utah’s premier living history attraction, our historic 450-acre Utah state Park. Our mission is to preserve and promote the heritage and history of Utah. You’ll find it alive in storied accounts of the settlement of the West, told by our knowledgeable interpreters in a setting of original and replica historic homes. You’ll also see artisans and interpreters demonstrate 19th Century frontier life in a working environment. While you look on, the blacksmith explains his trade while he creates items used elsewhere in the Village and the furniture-maker turns ordinary wood into a masterpiece!

This Is The Place Heritage Park Pioneer Games, Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS, Latter Day Saint History

A lively variety of domestic skills are demonstrated in Village homes. You can watch wool being carded and spun into yarn that will be colored with a kaleidoscope of dyes made from native plants, many grown right here at the Park. At another historic building, candles are being dipped layer-by-layer over a small open fire in the back yard and quilting demonstrations are sure to leave you warm at heart!

A visit to the Park is not a tour of historic artifacts behind velvet ropes and glass, but a true experience of life as it was in the early days of the West. The Native American Village offers a window to a world long since gone, where members of Utah’s indigenous tribes interpret the history of their native people. You can also enjoy the Park from the comfort of one of our three replica trains and see and hear the history of the settlement, or simply spend the day walking the quiet streets on your own.

This Is The Place Heritage Park Train Rides, Tours, Pioneer VillageElsewhere in the 450-acre Park is our Visitors’ Center, the welcome center of the Park. There you’ll find one of our newest attractions, the Heritage Park Preview exhibition, along with one of Utah’s finest gift and souvenir shops. The ZCMI Mercantile inside the Park is filled with old-fashioned gifts and candy and is sure to be one of your most memorable shopping experiences during your visit.

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The monument on the plaza with the 60-ft- high “This Is The Place Monument,” the statuary walk culminating at the National Pony Express Monument and plenty of native flora and fauna to enjoy and/or photograph offers you more to do than a single day allows! And no visit is complete without a trip to the Huntsman Hotel where you’ll find some of the best homemade food in the West! The hand-cut, fresh potato fries are a Park favorite! So come prepared to spend an hour or a few days with us at the West’s premier living history attraction, This Is The Place!

Admissions: Adults $5.00,  Children (3-11) $3.00, Seniors (55+) $3.00

Hours: 10am-5pm Monday – Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday (Winter Season November-April)

This is the Place Heritage Park
2601 East Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1453 (801) 582-1847

Old Time Post Office, Store, Home & School Exhibit

Gale Center of History & Culture Museum in South Jordan, Utah

School
The school is built to look as if we are ready for a day of learning at the turn of the twentieth century, about 1900. It resembles the one built at approximately 104th S. and 1300 West.

Home
This house is built to look like the home of Byrum Henry Beckstead, one of the first settlers in South Jordan and was built especially for children. In it they (you) have the opportunity to feel what it would have been like to live back in the early days of South Jordan.

Store
There were several stores in early South Jordan. The first large store was the Jordan Mercantile run by Joseph Holt. It was located at 10346 South 1300 West and was built about 1895. It carried a full line of household and farm items. It also housed an office, dance hall and stage. The wonderful building here in the History Center is a combination of two later stores that were important places in the lives of the early settlers starting around 1930.

Post Office
In early days mail delivery was very different from today. Mail to this area of the Salt Lake Valley was delivered once a week to the city of Sandy. One postman, or mail carrier, then delivered mail to the South Jordan, Bennion, West Jordan, Riverton, Draper, Midvale and Crescent cities. Then back to Sandy he went! He carried it all on his back in 2 bags.

Terrific Tuesdays – Monthly at 6 pm
Look no further than the Gale Center of History and Culture on Tuesday evenings for exciting family fun activities! We will have arts & crafts, guest speakers, movies, games, demonstrations etc.

Gale Center of History & Culture Museum
10300 Beckstead Lane South Jordan, UT 84095  (801) 254-3048

Life On The Farm

Wheeler Farm Historic, Landmark, Salt Lake City, County, Family, Children's Activities, Petting Zoo, FarmAs a public park, Wheeler Historic Farm is open everyday during daylight hours to walk the farm and visit the animals.

Wheeler Historic Farm is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility, open to the public 365 days a year.

There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds. No fees charged for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow and special events.

Wheeler Historic Farm is a working farm and the animals serve an agricultural purpose. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits. They are not trained, or domesticated and are they pets. You are welcome to pet the animals, please do so with caution.

Wheeler Farm
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (385) 468-1755