During our time in Salt Lake City, we planned a day of adventure in Park City at the Utah Olympic Park and a day of learning and fun at This is the Place Heritage Park. There are many options of things to do families visiting SLC. We chose to spend the day at This is the Place Heritage Park because it looked like a beautiful outdoor location where the kids could learn some Utah history in an interactive way.
I was worried about our kids being a little too old for this spot at 11 and 12 1/2 years old, but they thoroughly enjoyed their time at this low key park even though they were surrounded by mostly younger kids. It is also an affordable family day as admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children. This is always a huge plus for those of us with larger families!
We had a great, inexpensive lunch of burgers, hotdogs and fries at The Huntsman Hotel at the back of the property. We couldn’t resist the candy and ice cream shops as well!
We started off watching the Native American dancers…
Then we headed to the Native American Village to learn more about their culture
Then it was time to go to class at the Pioneer school. Families take turns volunteering and dressing up in period clothing to make everything in the park feel more authentic!
Panning for gold in the creek was a popular activity for all of the kids!
Getting a shave from the local barber was a big hit too! There were many pioneer tradesmen you could visit and learn from in their respective stores and homes.
Thanks for the fun day This is the Place Heritage Park!
This is the Place Heritage Park comped our admission in exchange for this review.