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Historic Tours and Cultural Activities in Park City

June 22, 2021 by Rachel Friedman Elberts

There’s a lot more to Park City than just our skiing and outdoor adventures. We have a rich and storied historic past that began as a rambunctious silver mining town, nearly fading into history as a ghost town, and then re-invented as a ski town that grew into a world-class destination that hosts global events such as the 2002 Winter Olympics and the Sundance Film Festival. As you roam the streets of Park City you might come across abandoned mines, tram towers, and commemorative statues that are relics of our past that might peak your interest and curiosity about the history of Park City and how it all began. We’ve found one of the best ways to delve into Park City’s past is via a tour that will fully immerse you in the history and culture of our mountain town. 

Celebrate the Spirit of the Olympics Winter Games at the Utah Olympic Park

May 18, 2021 by Rachel Friedman Elberts

The Utah Olympic Park, referred to by locals as the UOP, is where dreams are realized, actualized, and come true. Not only for the athletes who have trained and competed there but also for the guests who come from far and wide to experience what it feels like to be an Olympian. When you visit the UOP you fully understand how The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation celebrates the spirit of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games and inspires active healthy lifestyles, and increases the community uses of Utah’s Olympic venues. 

Washington School House Hotel – Luxury and History in the Heart of Old Town Park City

February 2, 2021 by Casey Lane

In a town where a High School can be a library, a barn can be a gym, and an auto shop can be a restaurant, it only makes sense that a boutique bed and breakfast would have at one time been a functioning schoolhouse. And like the town itself, which has played host to everyone from miners to Olympians, Washington School House Hotel has survived 132 years through adaptation and reinvention. 

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Road Trip to Park City, Utah

July 7, 2020 by Jessica Averett

There are few things more American than loading up your car with your favorite people, creating a playlist of great tunes, grabbing snacks, and hitting the open road. The possibilities seem endless until you realize that you have to narrow down a destination. If you're looking for a road trip destination with lots of outdoor recreation, lots of fantastic dining options, excellent lodging variety, great weather, and plenty of charm, you'll want to visit Park City! Luckily Park City, Utah is within a day's drive of most western US cities, so it is the perfect place to escape on vacation. 

The Heber Creeper is a Family Fun Way to Learn Local History While Enjoying Beautiful Mountain Views

June 4, 2019 by Jessica Averett

The Heber Valley Railroad, or Heber Creeper as the locals call it, is a historic railroad located in Heber City, just 20 minutes away from Park City. Whether you are looking to soak up a bit of history, need a rainy day activity, or just want a fun way to spend the day giving your feet a break, the Heber Creeper is great.

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