If you’re going to Park City for the skiing, you might be surprised to learn that there’s more to this historic city than snow. That’s right, there are a wealth of museums and historic tours here that will keep even the most skeptical person entertained.
The Park Museum
There are a lot of Park City rentals by owner which will give you a cheap way to stay and check out all of the museums in the area – and there are a lot of them. One of the best, however, is the Park City Museum. Centrally located on Main Street, this museum is set up to tell you all about Park City and what you can do here.
It’s a wealth of information and, with over 35 years of collective experience, the staff here knows the answer to all of your questions or knows where to find them.
Park City Alliance
The Park City Alliance is the general term for the collection of businesses that call Park City “home.” It’s where you’ll see over 100 independent boutiques and over 200 businesses, in total. There are over 50 different restaurants here, a restorative spa, the town lift, and a booming nightlife that you have to experience to believe.
Alf Engen Ski Museum
The Alf Engen Ski Museum is a museum dedicated to, you guessed it, skiing. But, more than that, it features interactive exhibits, a virtual reality ski theater, and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. This is definitely a hot-spot for skiers.
If you like beautiful scenery, you’ll love the Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway. You won’t find a lot of civilization here, but you will see a lot of mountains. The pass itself is a roadway that’s mostly paved, but parts of it are maintained gravel, meaning it’s a seasonal road.
It can also be a little bit treacherous at times as there are steep gradients and parts of the road can be washed out during a storm, so you have to be on guard when you drive out here. The road isn’t plowed in the wintertime, so this is strictly a summer and fall affair. When you reach the mountains, you’ll be at 9,700 feet above sea level.
Total drive time to get between Park City and Brighton (which is where the pass leads you to)? About one hour. Bring a full tank of gas and supplies because, while you can fill up and eat in Park City and Brighton, there are no stops on the pass.
Park City Ghost Tours
If you believe in ghosts, you might like to take one of the ghost tours. This city is famous for its stories, and the ghost tours are proof of that. The tour guides here have collected more than 15 stories, researched them, and can tell you all of the haunting details in spectacular form.
If you’re a skeptic, come anyway and see if your mind can be changed. Either way, you’re sure to be entertained.
Lonnie Graham is an avid skier and father of two. When the weather isn’t right for skiing, he likes to visit other local attractions with his children. An avid writer, he likes to post about his experiences on a variety of today’s blogs and websites.