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This is the Place Heritage Park Tours

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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6 Tours and Activities to Experience This is the Place Heritage Park

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Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour

Salt Lake City Guided Bus Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Tabernacle Choir Performance + Salt Lake City Bus Tour

Tabernacle Choir Performance + Salt Lake City Bus Tour

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Enjoy a performance from the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir plus a sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City, Utah on this tour. Start with a bus tour around Utah’s high-elevation capital. See many of the city’s popular sites, like the Utah State Capitol building, This is the Place Heritage Park, and the 10-acre Temple Square complex. Then take in a performance by the Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning, 360-member, all-volunteer Tabernacle Choir.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Private Sightseeing Tour of Salt Lake City

Private Sightseeing Tour of Salt Lake City

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With just one day to experience Salt Lake City, this private tour lets you explore at your own pace and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Stroll around the landmarks and gardens of Temple Square, admire the historic buildings along Brigham Street, visit Capitol Hill and the Utah State Capital building, and enjoy views over Salt Lake City and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.99
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Best of Salt Lake City Including Great Salt Lake Sightseeing Tour

Best of Salt Lake City Including Great Salt Lake Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the best of Salt Lake City during this sightseeing excursion that includes a performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Visit highlights such as Temple Square, Capitol Hill, the Mormon Battalion Monument, Union Pacific Station, and Historic Brigham Street and see the city’s most spectacular mansions and cathedrals. Since this is a small-group tour, you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, too.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$224.99
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Best of Salt Lake City Sightseeing Tour

Best of Salt Lake City Sightseeing Tour

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Short on time? This tour is the perfect overview of Salt Lake City! Explore 170 years of history and sights on a fully-narrated tour guided by a local expert.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.99
Price varies by group size
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$149.99
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Private Tour: Best of Salt Lake City including the Great Salt Lake

Private Tour: Best of Salt Lake City including the Great Salt Lake

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Experience the best sightseeing of Salt Lake City in one day! Visit Great Salt Lake and the best attractions of historic Salt Lake City. Hear stories and see sights you won’t find on your own.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$379.99
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