A Utah Top Pick destination, Tracy Aviary is one of the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It has grown and evolved over its more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation.
Tracy Aviary 589 East 1300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (801) 596-8500
May Events Moms can visit Tracy Aviary for free on Mother’s Day Weekend
Feed the Stingrays! Visit the touchpool located in the Ocean Explorer Hall to learn interesting facts about stingrays while they eat or book a Stingray Encounter to feed and interact with the stingrays just like their animal care team!
Chariot Racing at the Golden Spike Event Center-Race Track in Ogden, Utah.
The fastest athletes from six area chariot clubs are harnessed in teams of two and pull a chariot for 440 yards competing head to head against other teams. This is a fun filled family sport that boast a unique experience.
Ashton Gardens, Farm Country, the Museum of Ancient Life, Museum of Natural Curiosity, the Butterfly Biosphere and the Emporium and restaurants offer stimulating and engaging experiences in a safe, family-friendly setting.
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.
Wheeler Historic Farm is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility, open to the public 365 days a year from dusk to dawn. There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds and nominal fees for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow, and special events.
A living working farm where guests can visit animals & milk a cow, take wagon rides or tour a Historic Pioneer Victorian home. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats, and rabbits.