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This is the Place Heritage Park
Utah’s This is the Place Heritage Park commemorates the arrival of Mormon pioneers who settled in the Salt Lake City valley in 1847. Experience activities such as train and pony rides, blacksmithing, and gold panning at the 450-acre (182-hectare) park’s Heritage Village, which also displays restored structures and hosts events.

The Basics

The park resurrects Utah’s past with costumed docents offering live demonstrations of what life was like in the valley for earlier generations. Join a cowboy-clad guide and try milking a cow, visit the Native American Village to see dancers and homemade crafts, or watch woodworkers recreate historic necessities. Several tours of Salt Lake City include visits to the Heritage Village alongside Temple Square and the Utah State Capitol building.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The park is a must-visit for history buffs and anyone interested in learning more about Mormon culture.
  • There is a gift shop, restaurant, and doughnut shop in the village.
  • Admission costs vary based on the season and visitor’s age.
  • The park offers multiple venues for group events, such as weddings and reunions.
  • The site is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible, but some terrain is difficult to navigate.
How to Get There
This is the Place Heritage Park is 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of downtown Salt Lake City. Reach the park by car, the UTA bus service, or on a tour from Salt Lake City. It is popular to pair a trip to the park with the nearby Hogle Zoo.

When to Get There
The Heritage Village and Visitor Center is open every day (excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day) from midmorning to early evening. Hours and access may vary in the winter. Special events are held throughout the year, including December’s free Christkindlmarkt holiday festivities and the springtime Baby Animal Celebration.

Horseback Riding at This is the Place Heritage Park

Guided trail rides and horseback riding lessons are offered at the historic park for beginner to advanced riders. Travel year-round along trails that follow the paths early pioneers once rode more than 100 years ago. Visit in the winter to traverse snowy trails and see Salt Lake City blanketed in white. Riders as young as 8 are welcome on trail rides with an accompanying adult.
Address: 2601 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
Admission: $10 for adults; $7 for children
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Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour

Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour

Go sightseeing in Salt Lake City with ease on this 4-hour coach tour. You’ll see some of Utah's top urban attractions like the Mormon Trail, Temple Square, Old Deseret Village, the State Capitol Building, Fort Douglas and sites from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Plus, purchase lunch at the Lion House, the former home of pioneer Brigham Young, and take in a live recital at the renowned Mormon Tabernacle.
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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