Museums to explore in Park City

Park City has a fascinating history and a rich cultural landscape. A former frontier mining town became an internationally renowned ski destination and the home of one of the biggest film festivals in the world. That’s to say nothing of an Olympic heritage from the 2002 Winter Games or a bustling downtown community filled with breathtaking galleries. Stop by one of these museums for a deeper look into the history behind the

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Park City Museum

Location: 528 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
Phone: (435) 649-7457

The Park City Museum is your one-stop shop for everything there is to know about Park City’s rough-and-tumble roots. This in-depth Main Street museum is packed with scale models, life-size recreations, and extraordinary collections of period materials. They even preserved the original Park City territorial jail in the basement!

Park City Museum also holds a large collection of rare historical documents, photos, and other artifacts in its impressive archives. The public can gain access to the museum archives by appointment.

The mining exhibit at the Park City Museum

A look at Park City’s mining heritage at Park City Museum // source: Park City Museum

Kimball Art Center

Location: 1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060
Phone: (435) 649-8882

There are dozens of galleries in Park City. But the center of the arts in Park City is the Kimball Art Center. Their mission to make art free and accessible includes rotating exhibitions, artists in residence, art instruction, workshops, and even major events like the annual Kimball Arts Festival. Stop by frequently to see what’s new. You’re sure to find something inspiring.

If you want a cultured backdrop for your wedding, corporate event, or even child’s birthday party, you can rent out the facility for your event. Contact them directly for facility rentals.

Classes at Kimball Art Center

A painting class at Kimball Art Center // source: Kimball Art Center

Alf Engen Ski Museum

Location: 3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098
Phone: (435) 658-4240

Utah is home to some of the best skiing on the planet, and the Alf Engen Ski Museum is here to celebrate the history of that skiing. Dedicated to the development and achievements of the sport in the Intermountain West, this museum catalogs everything from early cross-country travel in the area to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Make sure to check out all the inductees in The Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame, acknowledging extraordinary contributions to skiing in the region.

Admission to the museum is always free. It is the perfect place to wind down after a day spent exploring everything Utah Olympic Park has to offer.

The ski simulator at the Alf Engen Ski Museum

The museum’s ski simulator // source: Alf Engen Ski Museum

George Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum

Location: 3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098
Phone: (435) 658-4228

Speaking of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, this museum is all about the Salt Lake Olympiad. If you want to know anything about the 2002 games, this is the place to go. It features cutting-edge interactive and virtual exhibits celebrating everything about the Olympics. Not only does it have an enormous collection of Olympic memorabilia and artifacts, it also has exhibits like a VR ski theater.

This museum is attached to the Alf Engen Ski Museum above.

2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum

Inside the museum // source: Alf Engen Ski Museum

Featured Park City Vacation Rentals Near Museums

The Caledonian

Park City, UT
Condominiums
Max. 14 Guests

The Lodge at the Mountain Village

Park City, UT
Condominiums
Max. 10 Guests

Bear Hollow Polar Place

Park City, UT
Residence Collection
Max. 10 Guests

Miner’s Camp

Park City, UT
Residence Collection
Max. 4 Guests