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A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, site, structure, object, or district, that is officially recognized by the United States government for its historical significance.

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

Wheeler Historic Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm Utah

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 an Historic Pioneer Victorian home. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits.

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

Places of Interest – Locations to Visit

Salt Lake County – Central Utah

Salt Lake City

Temple Square
Cathedral of the Madeleine
The Historic Governor’s Mansion
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
PierPont Avenue
Crone’s Hollow – Pagan Community Center

West Jordan

Gardner Village
Kennecott Copper Mine

utahagenda.com

Tooele County

Bonneville – Wendover

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

Stansbury Park

Stansbury Park Observatory Complex

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Utah County – Utah Valley

American Fork

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Provo

Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Spanish Fork

Krishna Temple

Payson

Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center

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Davis County

Syracuse

Antelope Island State Park

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Weber County

Ogden

Eccles Mansion – Community Art Center

Juab County

Little Sahara Sand Dunes

San Juan County

The Four Corners

Union Pacific Railroad Station

13 N 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot is a spacious building located in the new Gateway District, next to the Jazz Basketball Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Built from 1908 to 1909 and  is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad and the Oregon Short Line, both later wholly owned by the Union Pacific at an estimated cost of $450,000. Both railroads’ initials were prominently displayed on the front of the building.

The sandstone building is constructed in French Second Empire style, and includes a terazzo floor and stained glass windows. One ceiling mural by San Francisco artist Harry Hopp depicts the driving of the Golden Spike north of Salt Lake City at “Promontory Summit” signifying the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Another mural by San Francisco artist John McQuarrie shows the 1847 arrival of Mormon pioneers to what is now Salt Lake City.

Several side rooms were originally used for separate male and female waiting areas. The depot once housed an emergency hospital, lunch room, baggage rooms, and offices for both of the original railroads.

In January 2006, three floors of the old Union Pacific depot re-opened as a restaurant and music venue, fittingly called The Depot. The Depot brings a wide variety of musical talent to Salt Lake City.

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Panoramic View of Union Pacific Railroad Station and Surrounding Area

Peteetneet Museum & Cultural Arts Center

Peteetneet Museum & Cultural Arts Center
10 South 600 East, Payson, UT 84651-2359 (801) 465-9427

Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center, Payson, Utah, Snow Sledding, Tubing, Winter Activities, Family, Utah County, Historical Landmark, Tourist AttractionThe Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center was named after the Ute Indian Chief, Peteetneet, who lived near the creek that runs through what is now called Payson. Although he died on December 23, 1861, the Peteetneet School, which was erected in 1901, was named in his honor.

This building is an historical landmark in Payson. The Victorian style building served as an elementary school until 1988. At that time, it was abandoned by Nebo School District. The property was then returned to Payson City and they wanted to demolish the beautiful, old building.

Larry Brown and Dr. Gordon Taylor led a group of citizens and formed People Preserving Peteetneet to save the historical building from the wrecker’s ball. It was the concerned citizens group who took a stand to preserve this beautiful edifice. During the first few years of the restoration, it was not uncommon for Dr. Taylor and others on the committee to work 8-16 hour days helping to restore and maintain Peteetneet. They were willing to do hard manual work to help restore the building to its original beauty. Dr. Taylor was able to acquire available grant monies, and mobilizes other volunteers to help when needed.

The Historic Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center represents an ongoing act of love expressed by the community to all visitors. Not only is it the restoration and preservation of a beautiful historic school building, but it is a gathering place for children and adults who want to enjoy the facility and what it has to offer.

Winter Activities

The hills around Peteetneet provide a fun location for free Snow Sledding and Tubing during the Winter Snow Months.

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