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This is the Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City

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This is the Place Heritage Park is a Utah State Park that is located on the east side of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, at the foot of the Wasatch Range and near the mouth of Emigration Canyon. A non-profit foundation manages the park.

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  • Great way to experience the beauty of Salt Lake City and surrounding mountains. Horses and staff were great 
    Great way to experience the beauty of Salt Lake City and surrounding mountains. Horses and staff were great  more »
  • Such a great experience horseback riding here! The views were beautiful and it was a peacful time. Highly recommend this & fairly priced too! 
    Such a great experience horseback riding here! The views were beautiful and it was a peacful time. Highly recommend this & fairly priced too!  more »
  • Horseback riding with Western Trail Ride was fantastic! James les us around the park on a guided tour. We plan to return with more family members. 
    Horseback riding with Western Trail Ride was fantastic! James les us around the park on a guided tour. We plan to return with more family members.  more »
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  • Complete experience! For members or not members of the church, it’s a very cool experience! At the beginning of the park there are several very real sculptures that, accompanied by explanatory panels, tell the story of the pioneers and characters who made a difference not only in the history of the church, but also in the history of Utah. The museum next to the monument “This Is the Place” is interactive and very well organized! Inside the museum it is possible to buy tickets to enter the village ($15.95 in October 2022 - for one visit per person). The ticket includes a tour with the train throughout the village. This train passes several times and has stops at bus stops scattered around the village. The drivers give an explanation about the places we pass with the train and it’s a lot of fun! (It is not necessary to buy a ticket to enter the park, see the sculptures, enter the museum, or the monument “This Is the Place”) Several places for children to play and learn about history. The restaurant sells very tasty snacks and in another store it sells freshly made donuts and a big ice cream! We were there for a few hours and it was a very complete experience! Taking a bottle of water and going with a comfortable shoe is highly recommended!
  • I'm tempted not to leave a review because I don't want to ruin how fun this was by letting you in on the secret. Our family had a great time. There are lots of activities for all ages, fun history and very friendly staff. The food places are fine. There is ample shade, water, and bathrooms throughout. They have a train that runs around the park so you never need to trek across to get anywhere. The value for admission is great as we got to try lots of activities. The history of course is also very cool and fascinating and the staff are well educated and friendly. Despite going on a holiday weekend, the crowds were very manageable and we never had to wait for anything. Take your family here for the day (plan on a full 4 hours if you want to get to everything).
  • This park has a lot of different things to see. You have several monuments, one to the pony express, one to the Mormon battalion, and another for the Mormon emigrants. The park itself is run by a Mormon organization, and is not a state or city park. My favorite thing about this park, is the view from the top by the emigrant monument. Close second: the gift shop was really nice, and the staff there was super accommodating and friendly. Museum staff, however, was not friendly at all and barely even acknowledged us. Even when we left and I said, "thanks!" there was just a grumbled response...not very welcoming. Probably would not go back or recommend the museum for that reason, but would definitely suggest going up there to catch the view and stop at the gift shop.
  • It was windy when my aunt and I went to visit. Took photos in front of the "This is the Place" Monument. We also visited the great gift shop. The have an elevator available for people on wheelchairs and for everyone else. Their Christmas decorations were beautiful. It out me into the Christmas spirit. We bought us some Indian made rings as keep sakes for our time there. We had a wonderful time and the view up there of the whole Salt Lake Valley was amazing.
  • Love it here! We did a two day Trek with our stake youth and it was well worth it! Beautiful park! The staff was really awesome!

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