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Park City, Fun City

Heidi Wolle

Since 2002, Park City, Utah (which is about an eight hour drive from Denver) has become famous for holding some events in the city during the Winter Olympics. Utah's Olympic Park, located in Park City, is the perfect place for family fun.
There are loads of options for things to do while visiting the park, which has free admission. If you're interested in learning more about what happened during the 2002 Winter Olympics, you can stroll through the George Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. Or, if skiing's more your thing, the Alf Engen Ski Museum is also a free, interactive museum located in the visitor's center.
For the adventurous ones, the park has a whole set of venues. Though these cost money, they enhance your visit. People ages 13 and older in the summer and 16 and older in the winter can actually ride down a bobsled with a professional! Kids will enjoy the alpine slide, ziplines, and adventure ropes courses. Whether you want to try it or just watch, ski jumps into an Olympic-sized pool and lessons are available for the experience of a lifetime.
If you're planning to take a trip to this fun park, you'll want to bring these things...

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed toed shoes. There are some trails you can hike, and that's an obvious one for people choosing to do the extreme activities.
  • Camera. The look on people's faces after going down the bobsled is priceless!

I'd recommend staying in Park City for a day or two to get the most out of the Olympic Park. Utah's Olympic Park is truly a place filled with fun and Olympic Spirit!