What are the best Park City museums?

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When it comes to Park City museums, there are three that make the top grade: Park City Museum, Kimball Art Center and Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park.

Park City Museum, located at 528 Main St., gives visitors a look into the mountain town’s history. Permanent exhibits center on the area’s past life as a mining community and Old West frontier town. Highlights include a 1926 fire truck, an original car from the old Skier Subway that took skiers to the top of the mountain inside mining tunnels, and a look inside the original territorial jail. In the summer, the museum hosts daily historic walking tours.

Kimball Art Center, situated at 638 Park Ave., is in the heart of the city’s vibrant arts community. Free to the public, the center has three galleries that host exhibitions every six to eight weeks. The community hub has adult and children’s arts classes, a supply store and art teacher resources. Kimball Art Center also hosts popular events throughout the year, including Arts Fest, Art Talk and Gallery Strolls.

Exhibits at the Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park tell the story of skiing in Park City and the surrounding area. The museum is filled with interactive, kid-friendly exhibits like the Ski Action Theatre, where you can step up to controls and “run” a downhill slalom course. On the weekends, the park often hosts free exhibition shows, too.

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