Brigham Young knew it when he saw the Salt Lake valley in 1847.
“This is the right place…”
If you’re looking for family-friendly fun, check out all the great activities at This Is The Place Heritage Park this year.
1. Learn About Utah’s Mining History
Mining is one of Utah’s biggest industries.
Visit The Treasure House at This Is The Place Heritage Park, and dig for gemstones in Prospector’s Pit.
2. Pan For Gold
Prospectors struck it rich when the west was young… can you find the gold in them there hills?
Who doesn’t love the feel of a shiny nugget tucked away in their pocket?
Pan for gold in the little creek behind The Treasure House.
3. Ride A Pony
All you City Slickers out there, giddy on up to ride one of the ponies in their hand-made carousel.
Around and around you’ll go!
4. Take A Train Ride
Trains helped bring the west and east together, and they have four trains for you to ride while you learn about Utah’s train history.
See the Village and spectacular views of the Salt Lake Valley from the open car train rides.
Don’t miss the mini train that circles Settler’s Pond.
5. Visit The Native American Village
You’ll love making an arrowhead necklace after watching the Native American dancers in the largest tipi in the U.S.A.
Climb the rock wall in the village, and learn more about Utah’s first Native settlers by visiting the Navajo Hogan.
6. See A Real Blacksmith
When you visit the Village, you can see the Blacksmith at his forge.
Make a leather craft with the Saddle Maker, and get “a shave” at the barber shop.
Learn how to card and spin wool, and then cool off at the Irrigation Station splash pad.
7. Brigham’s Doughnuts
Hungry? When you visit the Village, stop by the famous Brigham’s Doughnuts.
Made with a secret recipe that includes a spice brought from Europe when immigrants sailed to America.
If you have a sweet tooth, it’s a little bit of sugary heaven!