Kimball Art Center#6 in Best Things To Do in Park City
The Kimball Art Center, located just a few blocks off Main Street, features exhibits by regional and national artists, and offers more than 300 classes in painting, drawing, photography, stained glass, pottery and other visual arts. The annual Kimball Arts Festival in August is one of the largest events of the year, bringing in more than 225 jury-selected artists from around the country.
Recent visitors called the art center a local gem and a nice activity for nonskiers. Those who visited with children praised the variety of classes for kids and the Lego exhibit in the gallery.
Admission to the art center, which also houses a gift shop, is free. Located a few blocks off Main Street on Kearns Boulevard, the center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If you're driving, most visitors recommend parking in the lot in back of the building. See the website for class schedules and fees.
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#1 Park City Main Historic District
Park City sits in the valley between Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort. Once a silver mining town, it has seen booms and busts, as well as a devastating fire that destroyed a large portion of the town in the late 19th century. The Main Historic District preserves its western mining heritage with a charming mix of boutiques, galleries and restaurants. The Park City Museum, located about midway on Main Street, features exhibits detailing the history of the mining town turned ski mecca and is also home to the official visitor center. What's more, a free trolley runs the length of street if your feet need a break.
Recent visitors loved the variety of shops, galleries, restaurants and bars in the Historic District, noting there's something for every taste from souvenir joints to ski boutiques. Many recommended a visit to the museum to get a feel for the town's mining history, while others complimented the free transit and the convenience afforded by bedding down in this area. Families enjoyed the historical statues along the street and the availability of clean public restrooms.
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