This is the Place Heritage Park
Salt Lake City
This is the Place Heritage Park is a Utah State Park located on the east side of Salt Lake City, Utah, near the mouth of Emigration Canyon and at the foot of the Wasatch Range.
The park, which is run by a non-profit organization, was established in 1998 with the goal of increasing public awareness of Utah’s early inhabitants. Almost all of the structures in the park were moved from their original places or rebuilt so that they could be used there.
This Utah state park, near Hogle Zoo and the mouth of Emigration Canyon, invites visitors to take a step back in time and see Utah as it was during the early settlement stages. This family-friendly attraction offers an educational, entertaining, and non-denominational experience. With the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, the park is open all year.
This is the Place Heritage Park’s history dates back to July 24, 1847, when pioneers led by Brigham Young arrived in the Great Salt Lake valley. While suffering from altitude sickness, Brigham Young gazed out the back of his wagon at the valley and declared, “It is enough. This is the right place. Drive on.”
Five native tribes lived in the area long before the pioneers arrived: Shoshone, Piute, Ute, Goshute, and Navajo. The park’s Native American Village pays tribute to these five tribes’ contributions to Utah’s history.
You don’t have to be interested in history to enjoy the park! There is something to do for people of all ages. Take a trip back in time to see the West as it was during the early days of the Utah settlement. Take a ride on one of the three trains that will take you around the park. Alternatively, take a ride on the miniature train around the pond. Children from the city will enjoy riding ponies, meeting and petting farm animals, and milking Clara Bell the Cow.
Farmhouses, barns, cabins, saddleries, chapels, stables, and blacksmith shops are among the structures to be explored at the Heritage Village. You’ll also be able to watch leatherworkers, woodworkers, blacksmiths, and spinsters at work and ask them questions.
Anyone can visit the Native American Village to learn about Utah’s history prior to the arrival of the settlers. On the hillside, authentic Navajo Hogans and Shoshone teepees stand in a calm circle.
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Throughout the season, there are special events such as the Haunted Village, Mountain Man Camp, the Baby Animal Season Kickoff, Christkindel Market, and many more.