The 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!
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.
Elsewhere 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
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