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Park City Museum

528 Main St, Park City, UT 84060-5153
+1 435-649-7457
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Learn about the rigors of mining in this interesting museum

Park City was founded on mining and in this small, but well done, museum, you can learn about what... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Mel H
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Lakewood, WA
Informative and enjoyable

You never know what a towns museum will be like. We have been to many that were downright hokey... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
McWett
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old jail” (20 reviews)
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528 Main St, Park City, UT 84060-5153
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Park City was founded on mining and in this small, but well done, museum, you can learn about what it was like to be a miner in the late 1800s. It couldn't have been a pleasant life, but it may have been the only option...More

Thank Mel H
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

You never know what a towns museum will be like. We have been to many that were downright hokey. Not this one. Thoughtfully put together you get a sense of the pride the people have that first came here and are still here today. Wonderful...More

Thank McWett
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This small museum will surprise you. From the entry, and the gift shop, you could never picture third floors with a basement prison, but this place has it. The costis very reasonable. The museum contain is extremely informative and the content is when kept. A...More

Thank J I
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This small museum offered an interesting snapshot into various elements of town life ... the details of mining, the roles of different social classes, transportation, trade unions, jail cells, the development of the ski economy. Excellent presentations. Worth the admission charge.

Thank nlc58
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We really enjoyed this museum. For those of you who take the time to read all the signs and information you will find it a great value and can spend hours here. For those who like to “drive by” the displays and want to be...More

Thank Lance B
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great displays about Park City's early days in an historic building on Main Street (that also housed the city jail. The cells are a big hit with the kids.)

Thank AnnInPC
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The History of Park City was done very well by the museum. Very detailed displays with authenitc artifacts to go along with them. We had no idea the town prospered because of silver mining, and then snow skiing. The museum is quite deceiving from the...More

Thank ransal1
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This museum has some very interesting displays regarding the history of Park City including mining and the "Big Fire" of the 1800s. There is a jail in the basement (which survived the big fire). They have a diorama of a mine that is two stories...More

Thank brianlaw
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We did not see everything, but with what we saw was very interesting. This historic place for is excellent for families walking down Main St. To stop and learn about Park City.

Thank ReneeGrandieri
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I took my 2nd grade class on a very successful trip to the Park City Museum this spring. The staff were absolutely wonderful and the students, chaperones, and teachers a like left knowing quite a bit more about this little mining town. One thing I...More

Thank Lindsay W
PChistory, Director of Education at Park City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thank you so much for the review. I appreciate knowing that your school trip was a positive one. We love having school children come and visit us at the Park City Museum.

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kpclayton
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Response from electricblue04 | Reviewed this property |
Go to any Visitor Information Center and look at the brochures they have. We found our brochure inside the Hotel we were staying at.
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