The largest single annual event in Utah featuring live concerts, entertainment, rides, rodeo, art, barnyard friends, little hands on the farm, ice cream festival and more.
A world of families, food & fun! Welcome to WESTFEST. The annual celebration that commemorates the establishment of West Valley City and recognizes its citizen’s various cultural backgrounds.
Carnival Rides and Games for all, Family 5K Fun Run, Westfest Parade, Talent Showcase Competition, Live Entertainment, Artisans, Crafters and Hobbyists,International Cuisine, 6th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off, K-9 Demonstration, Fireworks and more!
Annually–Third Week in June
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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Click, Drag & Drop the little Gold Person for Panoramic View. It’s Fun!
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)
Enjoy a free Show at Brigham Young University Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum weekdays and Saturday.
Free Weekly Shows
Free public shows are held in-house Monday-Friday at 7:30 PM with an additional show at 6:30 PM on Monday, and Saturday at 1 PM and 3 PM. Shows typically last 30 to 45 minutes.
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.
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (385) 468-1755