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Eat Like A Pilgrim

17th Century Thanksgiving Day Holiday ReenactmentJoin us and partake of an authentic pilgrim feast this holiday season. Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn will be transformed to immerse you in the culture of the very first Thanksgiving, complete with the sights, sounds, and foods of the 17th century.

Upon arrival, you’ll receive biographical information about one of the pilgrims who attended the first Thanksgiving. You’ll spend an evening seeing life through this person’s eyes as you take a step back into early America.Your hosts will be prominent pilgrim figures, played by actors, who wear period clothing and share customs and traditions of the time.Young ones will delight in traditional games and activities and barnyard visitors. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate and understand Thanksgiving in fun and new ways.

Thanksgiving Point
3003 Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043 (801) 768-2300

Utah Civil War Reenactment

Reenactors in blue and grey from across the country will skirmish in and around Heritage Village, complete with infantry, cannon fire and horse mounted cavalry. Talk to soldiers one-on-one and peruse Civil War era goods in subtlers’ tents. There’s no better way to learn history than to experience history, and this will be a great experience.

http://www.thisistheplace.org/

Civil War History

Train Ride Provo Canyon

Heber Valley Railroad up Provo Canyon, Utah, Utah County, Family Train RidesClimb aboard for breathtaking scenery and a time to unwind during this relaxing, three-hour ride. Capture stunning views of Mt. Timpanogos and the dramatic landscape of the glacier-carved Provo Canyon.

The Provo Canyon Limited departs from the The Heber Valley Railroad Station, follows the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir then travels along the banks of the renowned Provo River to Vivian Park. You will have a layover of approximately 20 minutes at the Park, where the little passengers can play at the playground, and the grown-ups can enjoy the riverside views.  The return trip to the Heber Depot is just over an hour aboard the train.

Dates: Select Dates, June 3 through October 30th

Schedule: 11:00 am Depart Heber Depot / 2:00 pm Return

Duration: 3 Hours, Round-Trip

Fares: $30 Adult, $25 Senior (60+), $20 Child (3-12) * One-way fares also available.

Food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the ride, in the full-service snack car.  No outside food or beverage is allowed.

Train Ride Utah History

All Aboard! Enjoy a spectacular view of the Salt Lake Valley and the Park when you climb aboard one of our three replica trains. You’ll hear the story of the settlement, and see dozens of landmarks by riding one of the most popular features in the Park, the This Is The Place Railroad.

This Is The Place Heritage Park Train 119, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake county, Historical, Family, Children's Activities, EducationalIf this is your first visit to the Park, here’s a hint. Before you do anything else, ride the train around the Village to see all the Park has to offer. Then you can plan where and what you’d like to visit once you get off!

While not exact replicas, two of our train engines represent the Jupiter and 119 that met at Promontory Point, Utah, in 1869 to complete the first transcontinental railroad. The newest addition to our train fleet is the Blackhawk, named after the first train that completed the journey from Ogden, Utah to Salt Lake City. Additionally, a “mini-train”; on tracks runs around Settlers’ Pond especially for children to enjoy as part of their visit to the Park. Hear the clacking of the rails and the steam of the engine like days gone by.

Admissions: Adults $5.00,  Children (3-11) $3.00, Seniors (55+) $3.00

Train Ride Hours 10am-4:30pm Monday – Saturday, 11am-3:30pm Sunday

This is the Place Heritage Park
2601 East Sunnyside Ave Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1453 (801) 582-1847