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Park City Museum

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Address: 528 Main St, Park City, UT 84060-5153
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+1 435-649-7457
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Discover Park City's history at the Park City Museum on Historic Main...

Discover Park City's history at the Park City Museum on Historic Main Street. Prospectors discovered silver in 1868 in the area that soon after became Park City. Mine owners made fortunes, while thousands of miners simply made a living. After silver prices declined, Park City reinvented itself as a ski resort town. Interactive displays tell the Park City story in an engaging manner. Fun for the whole family! Open 7 days a week (Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6).

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This place adds local character to your experience.

We got stuck with a rainy day in the middle of ski season. We had noticed the museum coming home from a restaurant the night before and decided to visit. Wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wendell G
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houston, United States
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houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got stuck with a rainy day in the middle of ski season. We had noticed the museum coming home from a restaurant the night before and decided to visit. Wonderful! Informative interactive displays, friendly local guides who were unobtrusive, but also very informative. Spent an hour or so here and came away feeling like we were "insiders" into the... More 

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Thank Wendell G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since you can't ski, eat & drink 24 hours a day, this was a neat mini-museum. 30-60 minutes, depending upon how much you sturdy. Informative about the early days of Park City, Silver mining, and the evolution into a ski resort

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Thank Philip E
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the museum towards the end of our guided tour of Park City by an excellent guide (I just cant remember his name!). I wish I had brought the kids because this place is phenomenal. The amount of history they have packed in this place is breathtaking and their interactive exhibits are really neat. I will say the... More 

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Thank sile625
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little museum packed full of history and mining artifacts. Interesting nostalgic items from floor to ceiling ! A visit to this small village museum in Park City is well worth it - especially for kids. The lifelike statues and stagecoach were very cool, as was the replicated jail dungeon.

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Thank Cgayle W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my 88 year old Mom to the museum last week. She loved seeing all the old ski memoriablia and pictures of the town. There is just enough technology in the movies and in the jail downstairs where prisoners tell there stories to make it cool. Lots of people pass this by but I think it is extremely well... More 

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Thank Holly D
Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Park City spent almost 9 million dollars renovating this impressive, interactive, modern museum. It looks small from the outside but it's worth the $11 admission to get in to see all the fun things about Park City's silver mining past. See a three story (to scale) replica of a mining shaft with moving ore carts! Make sure to go to... More 

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Thank Jenny T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Since it's a trip people usually take for having fun more than visiting historic sites, Park City museum is a good break for all the outdoor activities and for getting to know the history of the area. Very nice place to see.

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Thank Patricia V
Hinterbruhl, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We took a day off mid-skiing holiday and did the tour. It offered a great insight into the history of the area, the personalities involved and key events - including the big fire. It is on three levels (lift too) and is interactive, so suitable for kids too. We were there for nearly 2 hours - great value for money... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Don't let the small store front fool you - this place is much larger than it looks. We have been here with toddlers through retirees and it was great for everyone. There is a replica of an old-time mine and jail in the basement. Plenty of interactive exhibits and great docents. Park City has a captivating history which is interestingly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

There are lots of outdoor activities in Park City, but this place is great for a rainy day. Walk through the history of Park City, and let the kids enjoy interactive displays. You can even sit in an old mine car, and spend time in the city's very first jail! My kids love this place; we've gone back more than... More 

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