This is the Place Heritage Park
Enjoy some good, old-fashioned fun as you explore this 450 acre living history site that shows you what life was like for the first, non-Native American settlers who arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847 until Utah became a state in 1896. You will learn about the past from the men, women and children who are actors dressed up in costumes from the late 19th century as they demonstrate a variety of pioneer skills. Try your hand at panning for gold, riding a pony or learning how to make yarn as you explore this popular historic park. The Pioneer Village has more than fifty historic buildings and the Native American Village has the largest teepee in America.
Salt Lake City was founded on July 24, 1847 by a group consisting of 143 men, 3 women and 2 children. These pioneers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their leader was Brigham Young.
They traveled over 1,000 miles traveling by wagons or handcarts or walking to reach this valley in their quest to establish a place where they could have religious freedom. When they reached the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young said, “This is the right place, drive on.”