Park City in Utah is considered to be one of the best ski resort towns in the US, if not the whole world. But there is more to Park City than its ski resorts. So if you’re not into skiing, snowboarding or any other outdoor sport involving snow, you can still enjoy yourself thoroughly while visiting this town. Just check out this list of top attractions in Park City.
Historic Main Street
Park City’s Historic Main Street has been the city’s prime shopping destination since the 1800s, in the days when the city’s main source of revenue was silver mining rather than tourism. Though the city’s mining operations have already ceased for decades, the shops and saloons that catered to miners have remained, reincarnating as boutiques selling high fashion from New York, Europe, and London; as restaurants and cafes serving a wide variety of cuisines; as bars and nightclubs; and as art galleries. You can easily spend a day or two simply exploring everything that Main Street has to offer.
Kimball Art Center
The Kimball Art Center is one of Park City’s most respected art institutions and definitely one of the top attractions in Park City. Founded in 1976 by Bill Kimball, the KAC’s purpose is to promote arts education in Park City through year-long exhibitions and art education programs. The KAC also organizes the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival, the city’s biggest event in summer. The Kimball Arts Festival attracts around 50,000 tourists to Park City every year and features special exhibitions from jury-selected artists, as well as live musical acts and food from different cuisines.
Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theater
Located on Historic Main Street, the Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theater is one of the top attractions in Park City of huge cultural significance. Given that live theater has been one of the biggest hallmarks of Park City’s cultural life since its mining town days, the Egyptian Theater has gone through numerous periods of resurgence through the efforts of the community. Its current iteration was established in 1922, inspired by a deep fascination for the then newly discovered burial chamber of King Tutankhamen. Today, the Egyptian Theater is home to live theater performances, musical acts, and film screenings. It is the Park City home of the Sundance Film Festival.
Park City Museum
Located in Historic Main Street, in what was once the City Hall and the Territorial Jail, Park City Museum is dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Park City. Through exhibits and documentation, the Museum records the establishment of Park City, its development as a silver mining town, and its evolution as a ski resort town following the crash of silver prices in 1929. If you want to learn more about the historic and cultural legacies of Park City, the Museum is where you should go.
Utah Olympic Park
Built in 1991, the Utah Olympic Park is one of the many winter sports facilities the state of Utah built in preparation for its bids to host the Winter Olympics. When Salt Lake City finally won its bid to host the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Utah Olympic Park underwent major upgrading and expansion in 1998. During the said Olympics, the Park was used to hold the bobsledding, ski jumping, Nordic combined, luge, and skeleton events. Today, the Park is home to two sports museums – the George Eccles Museum and the Alf Engen Ski Museum. It remains a training ground for the US Winter Olympics teams. The public can also enjoy its snowsports facilities, as well as its ziplines and mountain coaster.
Although Park City has become primarily a ski resort town – one of the largest in the US, if not the world – you don’t have to be a ski hound to enjoy a holiday in Park City. You only need to spend time visiting the top attractions in Park City and you’re sure to have a fun-filled holiday, with or without your family. Book your trip to Park City today.