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Aug 28 2014

Park City Film Music Festival 2014

August 28 – 30, 2014
The Park City Film Music Festival is an independent film festival, presenting film…view all events
Aug 29 2014

2014 Park City Showcase of Homes

August 29 – September 1, 2014
The 2014 Park City Showcase of Homes will be held the weekends of August 22, 23, 24…view all events
Sep 01 2014

Miner's Day Parade & Celebration

September 1, 2014
Join us on Labor Day to celebrate our mining heritage with a traditional parade…view all events

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Park City History

Park City, Utah was put on the world map as it helped host the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, deemed the most successful Winter Olympics ever. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world filled the town during those 17 days to watch the world's best athletes compete for Olympic gold; yet more than 130 years ago, a rush of people flocked to Park City seeking a different precious metal-silver. Park City was incorporated as a city in 1884.The mountains' abundant silver veins attracted adventurers from around the world in the late 1860s. During its mining height, those mountains surrounding Park City yielded $400 million in silver and created 23 millionaires, including the father of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst.

However, with falling mineral prices in the 1930s, the boom years ended and residents began "mining" the treasure on the mountains, discovering what would later be termed The Greatest Snow on EarthTM.

Today, Park City is a unique blend of the old and new. Sixty-four of Park City's buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along the town's Main Street, and more than 1,200 miles of tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, remnants of the mining era.

An interactive pictorial of Park City's colorful mining and ski history is on display at the newly renovated Park City Museum, located at 528 Main Street in the heart of Park City's historic Old Town district. Park City's Olympic Welcome Plaza, located at the junction of Highway 224 and Highway 248, pays tribute to both Park City's role in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and the past 18 Winter Olympic host cities. The Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at the Utah Olympic Park features films, interactive exhibits and museums and Olympic memorabilia that highlight Park City's long involvement in winter sports.

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