This is the first opportunity I have ever had to be able to go to This is the Place Heritage Park. We were so excited to have the opportunity to go as a family. I always love to go sight seeing and find out a little more about history. This is the Place Heritage Park is a great local Utah attraction. It is located right across the street from the Hogle Zoo. This is a great place for locals to go and take your family for a great day of fun, or anyone if you are paying a visit to Utah.
There are some great monuments to see at This is the Place Heritage Park. Many of these monuments depicting the settlement of Utah, the settlement of the United States, the Pony Express, and many other great monuments. These monuments were really neat to see. I had never seen them before and it was fun to learn about more of the State of Utah, history about our country, and enjoy the beautiful workmanship of these great monuments.
One of my kids favorite parts of the visit to the park was the pony rides. My children LOVE pony rides and there are not too many places we have found nearby that have pony rides. They enjoyed it so much that my daughter wants to go back there again just to ride the ponies.
There is also a really great play area where children can just play and use their imaginations. My children loved the wooden train and miniature buildings depicting the town.They had so much fun going door to door at the little buildings. Fun to watch them keep going in and out of the buildings and pretending to be the different types of workers that would be in those types of buildings. The fire house was their favorite. This area was so cute and fun for kids. My children loved this area so much we had to do a little coaching to get them to move on. It was so fun to watch them play.
It was a lot of fun to go through the houses at the park and teach my children about history and how different things were over 100 years ago than they are today.
At the tannery we learned about leather and how it is made. Then we learned how they made different types of leather items and how they made them decorative. My children had the chance to stamp their own piece of leather. They loved being able to do it themselves and seeing that they could create different designs. The men in the leather shop were so entertaining. One of my favorite parts about the tannery was how knowledgable the men were, and how happy and excited they were to teach the children & share what they knew.
Besides the pony rides the other favorite for my children was panning for gold. They had this little river for people to pan for gold. My children tried to collect as much gold as they could in the time we allowed. Then we took the gold to the bank to see how much the gold would have been worth in the time period when panning for gold was most popular in the west. They had so much fun doing this that they keep talking about it and asking when they can go back and pan for more gold. Of course it was just pyrite but they enjoy it just the same.