This Is The Place Heritage Park

This is the Place Heritage Park - Salt Lake City, Utah

On July 24, 1847, Wilford Woodruff came out of the mouth of Emigration Canyon, "in full view of the great valley or Bason [of] the Salt Lake and land of promise held in reserve by the hand of GOD for a resting place for the Saints upon which a portion of the Zion of God will be built. We gazed in wonder and admiration upon the vast rich fertile valley. . . . Our hearts were surely made glad after a Hard Journey from Winter Quarters."

In 1947, to commemorate the centennial of the arrival of the Mormon Pioneer Company in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, a massive memorial was designed by Mahonri M. Young and constructed on this site. 60 feet high and 84 feet wide, it features 15 plaques and many statues and bas-reliefs honoring the Mormon Pioneers, American Indians and others who explored the Great Basin.

There is a visitor center and a reconstructed pioneer village on this 500-acre park. Extensive visitor facilities and living history programs are operated by the non-profit foundation that manages the site.

This Is The Place State Park
2601 Sunnyside Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108-1453
801-582-1847

 
A map of Utah depicting major highways.

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Last updated: February 10, 2020

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Mailing Address:

National Trails
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504

Phone:

(801) 741-1012

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