1. American West Heritage Center, Wellsville
Historic daily adventures at the American West Heritage Center include fun at many different venues. Learn about Native American culture at the Native American Encampment. Visit the Mountain Man Camp to learn about the fur trade. Visit a dugout and try pulling a handcart at the Pioneer Settlement, and learn about life on a farm at the Jensen Historical Farm. Baby Animal Days is coming up soon. Prices vary. 4029 S. Hwy 89-21 in Wellsville.
2. Benson Grist Mill, Stansbury Park
Tour the 150-year-old grist mill, the Bolinder Blacksmith Shop and the Forsyth Pioneer Cabin. The mill is open from May to October, Thursday through Saturday. 325 State Road 138, Stansbury Park.
3. Bluff Fort, Bluff
The fort includes a visitor’s center, Relief Society Buildings, crafts building, Navajo hogan, several residences, a meeting house and more. Open March through October. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Take a free guided tour.
4. Cove Fort, near Beaver
The fort was built in 1867 and has now been restored for the public to enjoy. Tour 12 rooms with authentic furnishings and antiques. Free to the public. Near the intersection of I-70 and I-15, 24 miles north of Beaver.
5. Fort Buenaventura State Park, Ogden
This reconstructed fort includes a stockade, trading post and replica cabins. Mountain Man events are held throughout the year. 2450 A Avenue, Ogden.
6. Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, Cedar City
See the Native American Village, a 19th century printing press, a 100-year-old loom, a pioneer cabin and more. Open May through September. Admission is $3 per person.
7. Provo Pioneer Village, Provo
Provo Pioneer Village has three pioneer homes and their gardens, a blacksmith shop, school, wood shop, granary and more. Docents educate visitors about the reality of pioneer life in Provo. Admission is free! 600 N. 500 W. in Provo.
8. This is the Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City
Located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, This is the Place Heritage Park has three trains for visitors to ride. Docents in period dress teach you about blacksmithing, caring for animals, weaving, etc. You can also ride ponies, visit the Indian Village and buy tasty treats at the Z.C.M.I Mercantile. $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and children. 2601 E. Sunnyside Avenue in Salt Lake City.
9. Wheeler Farm, Salt Lake City
Take a wagon ride, tour the historic house and milk a cow. Admission is free; activities have a small fee. 6351 S. 900 E., Salt Lake City.