Some call Park City a “perfect mountain town,” and it comes as no surprise. Its rich heritage as a silver mining town, combined with its authentic love of art, sports, and the great outdoors make Park City, Utah an appealing balance of luxury and humble community. In the winter months it’s popular among skiers and cinephiles attending the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival, and in the summer there are a variety of hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping opportunities.
Here are 5 of the top landmarks you simply must visit when vacationing in Park City:
Park City Main Street Historic District
The Park City Main Street Historic District is a wonderful testament to metal mining towns of yore. After a fire in 1898, the structures were rebuilt in diverse architectural styles, including Queen Anne, Mission/Spanish Revival, and Victorian, to name a few. Often touted as the main attraction, the district consists of 47 historic buildings set on 13 acres along Main Street, which today houses over 100 boutiques, 50 restaurants, and ample outdoor adventure companies. Suggested activity: take a stroll.
- Deer Valley Ski Resort
Among the most popular ski resorts in the Park City area, Deer Valley is located 36 miles from Salt Lake City. It was the site of several events in the 2002 Winter Olympics, including freestyle moguls, aerial, snowboarding, and alpine slalom. Opened in 1981, it is renowned for its luxurious amenities. Deer Valley offers visitors terrain on four mountains. Enjoy numerous runs across six bowls, with a base altitude of 6570 feet!
- Utah Olympic Park
Utah Olympic Park was built on Olympic Parkway for the 2002 Winter Olympics. It hosted several events at the Games, including bobsledding, skeleton, ski jumping, luge, and Nordic combined. Today, Olympic athletes still train at the park. Visitors can take advantage of the many incredible facilities, including the bobsled track, day lodge, and ziplines. The on-site Sports Center also houses two museums devoted to Olympic history and legendary skiers of the past.
- Park City Museum
The Park City Museum is found inside in the Park City Hall, built in 1884. Learn all about the history of mining in Park City and surrounding areas, and explore the city’s original basement jail while you’re at it! The museum offers temporary changing exhibits on local history, with fascinating artifacts and interactive exhibits. Permanent exhibits include: Mega Mine and the Days of Ore; The Dungeon: Park City’s Territorial Jail; and The Great Fire of 1898.
- Alpine Coaster
Located at Park City Mountain Ski Resort, this Alpine Coaster is the largest of its kind in Utah. This gravity-driven rollercoaster runs on elevated tracks similar to a bobsled. Your coaster car zips through over a mile of gorgeous mountain scenery, reaching up to 30 mph. Riders can slow down by applying the brakes. Be sure to revel in the aspens and other local flora as you make your merry way down the mountain.
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