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This Is The Place Monument

Monument in Salt Lake City, Utah

Travel Tips

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Introduction

Historical Background

  • πŸ“œ Pioneer Arrival: Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.
  • πŸ—£οΈ Famous Quote: Brigham Young declared, 'This is the right place. Drive on.'
  • 🏞️ Native Tribes: The area was originally inhabited by Shoshone, Piute, Ute, Goshute, and Navajo tribes.
  • πŸ›οΈ Monument Dedication: The monument was dedicated on July 24, 1947, during Utah’s pioneer centennial celebration.
  • πŸ› οΈ Designer: Mahonri M. Young, a grandson of Brigham Young, designed the monument.

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Monument Details

  • πŸ—Ώ Sculptures: Features bronze sculptures of Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and Wilford Woodruff.
  • πŸ“ Dimensions: The granite structure stands sixty feet high and eighty-six feet long.
  • πŸ› οΈ Construction: Sculpted by Mahonri M. Young between 1939 and 1947.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Bas-Relief: Depicts significant figures in Utah history, including explorers and trappers.
  • 🎨 Artistic Elements: Includes high relief sculptures of six men significant to early regional history.

Heritage Park Activities

  • πŸš‚ Train Rides: Three trains take visitors around the park with historical context provided by conductors.
  • 🐴 Pony Rides: Available for young visitors.
  • πŸ› οΈ Blacksmithing: Watch blacksmiths at work and learn about their craft.
  • 🏠 Heritage Village: Explore cabins, farmhouses, barns, and more.
  • 🎨 Crafts: Participate in arrowhead and sand-painting crafts in the Native American Village.
  • πŸ’¦ Splash Pad: Irrigation Station Splash Pad for cooling off during summer.
  • πŸ” Scavenger Hunt: Engage in a scavenger hunt to learn more about pioneer life.

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Visitor Information

  • πŸ•’ Hours: Heritage Village open 10:00am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday.
  • 🎟️ Admission: Adults $18.95, Seniors $16.95, Children $14.95, Free for children 2 and under.
  • πŸ“… Annual Pass: Prices range from $95 - $170 for year-long access.
  • πŸ“ž Contact: For more information, call (801) 582-1847.
  • πŸ“ Address: 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

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Dining Options

  • πŸ” Huntsman Grill: Offers burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, fries, and ice cream.
  • 🍩 Donut Shop: Famous for Brigham's Donuts, miniature 'donut gems' made fresh.
  • 🍭 ZCMI Candy Shop: Sells cold drinks, snacks, and old-fashioned candy.
  • 🍦 Huntsman Saloon: Serves flavor burst ice cream cones and vanilla and chocolate twisty.
  • πŸ₯€ Visitor Center: Snacks and drinks available near the Village gate.

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Directions

  • πŸš— By Car: Accessible from I-15 via the 600 South Exit and from I-80 via the Foothill Boulevard exit.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Location: Situated at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, across the street from Hogle Zoo.
  • πŸ“ Address: 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.
  • πŸ…ΏοΈ Parking: Ample parking available on-site.
  • 🚌 Public Transport: Check local transit options for routes to the park.

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: (801) 582-1847
🌐   Website: https://www.thisistheplace.org/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: 2601 E Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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