THIS IS THE PLACE HERITAGE PARK
2610 East Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (801)582-1847
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.
V2 Events & Bondad Productions presents GET FREAKY featuring Costumes, Live Music, Entertainment & more!
4th Week of October
Red Butte Garden celebrates Halloween with the annual Garden After Dark, an outdoor, kid-friendly night of activities, crafts, storytellers and more.
The event takes place in the evenings in the Garden – with lit pathways, craft stations, fire barrels, pumpkin painting, face painting…kids wear costumes. The theme each year is nature and culture based.
3rd & 4th Week of October
RED BUTTE GARDEN
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
It’s not scary at the Park during the day, so put on your costumes and come to the Village for a fun-filled event! Visit the Story Witch, go trick-or-treating, and with pony rides, train rides and take-home crafts your little ones will want to return for Little Haunts year after year! Make it part of your family’s Halloween tradition.
2nd 3rd 4th Week of October
Bring your date and experience a night of mystery and mayhem. The Museum of Peoples and Cultures provides the identities, suspense and dinner.
4th Week in October
Museum of Peoples and Cultures
Brigham Young University
700 North 100 East
Provo, Utah (801) 422-0020
The Scariest Haunted House in Utah Voted one of the scariest haunted attractions in America by the Travel Channel!
Haunted Hollywood, Zombie Party Weekend, Night of the Dead, Realm of Darkness
Let your little witches and warlocks enjoy Breakfast with a Witch at Gardner Village in West Jordan! Receive a bewitching welcome as you enter the Witchapalooza Dining Hall at The Gathering Place. Enjoy a delicious buffet of fresh fruit, frighteningly fluffy scrambled eggs, haunted hash browns, bewitching bacon, paranormal pancakes, Frankenstein’s French Toast, and of course your favorite bubbling beverage of hot cocoa, coffee or orange juice. As you dine, our whimsical witches will entertain with wonders and cackles. They’ll mingle with you signing autograph sheets, taking pictures and casting spells.
1100 West 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088
Monster Mash Halloween Party on Ice
Bring your little monsters aged 0-12 in Halloween costume to the annual Monster Mash Party on ice. Ice skating, games,a costume contest, prizes, a haunted hallway, and treats— ALL FREE!
4th Week of October