Introduction to Park City, Utah
Park City History
Park City was settled in 1870 as a mining community. It nearly became a ghost town when the mines of the area penetrated the water table and were flooded. Skiing became largely popular in Park City in the 1950s. It was virtually destroyed in 1898 by fire. The town also experienced an explosion in 1902 in the Day West Mine, which killed 34 miners. It was partly located in Summit County, which was founded in 1854; and partly in Wasatch County, which was organized in 1862.
Park City and nearby Attractions
- Holiday Village Shopping Mall
- Park City Ski Area
- Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park
- Park City Museum
- Wasatch Mountain State Park
- Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Things To Do In Park City
Park City is home to many parks and playgrounds such as the South End City Park and Rotary Park. One can enjoy skiing at the Park City Ski Area. The Park City Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. The North American Museum of Ancient Life, Wheeler Historic Farm, Old Deseret Village, and Utah Museum of Fine Arts are also worth visiting. The Deer Creek State Park, Wasatch Mountain State Park, and Jordanelle State Park are less than half an hour's drive away. One can shop at the Holiday Village Shopping Mall. Local festivals include Autumn Classics Music Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Kimball Arts Festival, and Utah Winterfest.
Park City Transportation
One can avail of flights from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Park City Higher Education
The University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and Brigham Young University offer courses for higher studies.