Historical Attractions in WEST JORDAN with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in West Jordan, Utah!)

West Jordan is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Beehive State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from West Jordan’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in West Jordan when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Wheeler Historic Farm

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    (4 miles) Salt Lake City

    An actual restoration of a turn of the century dairy farm, this Utah attraction is great for kids who want to spend the day with historic house tours, fun farm animals, picnics and wagon rides!

  • The Bingham Canyon Mine

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    (8 miles) Bingham Canyon

    Simply a giant educational toy box! Hands on exhibits and fascinating equipment suitable for the whole family.

  • Benson Grist MIll

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    (19 miles) Stansbury Park

    Step back in time at this historic Tooele County attraction! Kids can explore fascinating buildings - including that famous mill - some over 150 years old!

  • Navajo Village

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    (24 miles) Page

    At the Navajo Village you have the change to take part in the story telling, the food preparation, the day-to-day, and to learn more about the Navajo culture. Unavailable in history books, you will ...

  • Layton P Ott Planetarium

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    (40 miles) Ogden

    We've been producing original digital star shows since 2005 and presenting star shows in Spanish since 2006. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • American West Heritage Centre

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    (73 miles) Wellsville

    The Heritage Center offers a variety of activities for individuals and families, as well as group tours and vacations. Whether you are passing through Cache Valley or making it your destination, the ...

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  • The Leonardo

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    (11 miles) Salt Lake City

    The Leo introduces kids to one-of-a-kind, interactive exhibits and give them the ability to participate in the ever-changing programs, informative workshops, and fascinating classes based around ...

  • Discovery Gateway Childrens Museum

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    (11 miles) Salt Lake City

    Interactive and role play exhibits created to give children the opportunity to imagine, create, learn and explore.

  • Museum of Church History and Art

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    (11 miles) Salt Lake City

    The Museum of Church History and Art tells the story of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through educational exhibits and programs. The museum collects and displays Latter-day Saint ...

  • Fort Douglas Military Museum

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    (12 miles) Fort Douglas

    National Historic Landmark and Utah Military History Center. Learn the exciting history of the from from 1862 through 1991. The Museum is in a 1876 barracks next to the Parade Ground. Outdoor ...

  • Natural History Museum of Utah

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    (12 miles) Salt Lake City

    An incredibly Natural History Museum in Utah which offers amazing kid and family fun and education. With hands-on activities, and close up exhibits covering minerals, space, history, and of course - ...

  • Museum Of Natural Curiosity

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    (12 miles) Lehi

    Over 400 interactive experiences in this Utah museum filled with adventures! From rainforests, magic, locomotives and playgrounds....incredible family fun!

  • The Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point

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    (13 miles) Lehi

    Atmospheric sounds accompany you through larger than life exhibits featuring ancient landscapes ranging from Carboniferous forest to Jurassic ocean. 3D theatre also on site.

  • Bountiful Davis Art Centre

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    (19 miles) Bountiful

    Bountiful/Davis Art Center began as a collaboration between the University of Utah and Bountiful City. The city's wish for closer, local opportunities for college courses and a general fine arts ...

  • Kimball Art Center

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    (23 miles) Park city

    The Kimball Art Center is Park City's non-profit community art center. For 30 years, the Kimball has provided a venue for Park City residents and visitors alike to experience the visual arts in an ...

  • Monte L Bean Life Science Museum

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    (29 miles) Provo

    The museum was opened to the public in 1978, is accredited by the American Association of Museums and maintains membership in the "Natural Science Collections Alliance". Research collections of ...

  • Hill Aerospace Museum

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    (36 miles) Ogden

    Hill Aerospace Museum is located on approximately 30 acres on the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, Utah, about five miles south of Ogden. The museum was founded in 1981 as a part of the ...

  • Springville Museum Of Art

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    (36 miles) Springville

    The Springville Museum of Art is a family-friendly museum. The Youth Gallery and Children's Sculpture Garden are specially made to delight young visitors. Check our website for up-coming events, ...

  • Utah State Railroad Museum

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    (42 miles) Ogden

    Visitors to the Utah State Railroad Museum at Union Station are treated to a variety of interactive and pictoral displays and artifacts illustrating the construction of the transcontinental railroad. ...

  • Treehouse Childrens Museum

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    (43 miles) Ogden

    A great, playful experience for the children to enhance their literacy and reading skills without realising they are learning!

  • Brigham City Museum

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    (62 miles) Brigham City

    Natural history, art exhibits, and kids can have a go at ploughing, blacksmithing, butter churning and other period craft activities! And it's FREE!

  • Western Mining and Railroad Museum

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    (85 miles) Helper

    The Western Mining and Railroad Museum is named so because of the engines required to help the trains climb the steep grades to Soldier Summit. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad established the town ...

  • Great Basin Museum

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    (93 miles) Delta

    The Great Basin Museum has many fine exhibits of pioneer memorabilia, early western farm equipment, and pioneer home artifacts from the area. It also presents an excellent history of western Utah's ...

  • Nightmare On 13th Street

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    (9 miles) Salt Lake City

    Nightmare on 13th is a high tech advanced Haunted House.That has been going for over ten years. It features animatronics, lighting effects, lasers, and scary actors! Nightmare on 13th changes its ...

  • The Living Planet Aquarium

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    (6 miles) Draper

    The Living Planet Aquarium is fascinating and educational day out for the whole family, featuring a host of sea creatures to get up close to, with educational opportunities to understand the Earth ...

  • Tracy Aviary

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    (10 miles) Salt Lake City

    Tracy Aviary is a beautiful collection of over 130 species of birds. A beautiful, relaxing and educational day out for the whole family within Salt Lake City.

  • Hogle Zoo

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    (12 miles) Salt Lake City

    Utah's Hogle Zoo is a Utah treasure. Located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931, the Zoo is one of the top visited attractions in the state of Utah and the number one paid tourist ...

  • Willow Park Zoo

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    (77 miles) Logan

    A family friendly zoo in Utah with mammals, birds of prey, reptiles, great seasonal events and regular storytime sessions for kids!

  • Lagoon Park

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    (26 miles) Farmington

    Lagoon Fun at it's best! Over 40 rides - from the thrilling to the chilling - and of course the family friendly in the exciting theme park in Utah.

  • Classic Fun Center

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    (2 miles) Sandy

    This place has literally everything: from an outdoor water park to an indoor adventure playground, from the air cannons blast zone to the 3D laser tag, plus bouncing, bungeeing, skating and more! ...

  • Family Fitness Center

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    (8 miles) West Valley City

    Leisure pool with the state's tallest indoor water slide! The center also offers a great many sporting opportunities from weights to dance, a climbing wall, and a soft-play "edutainment" room for ...

  • Cherry Hill Waterpark

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    (28 miles) Kaysville

    Come to Cherry Hill prepared to get wet! Huge wet play pirate ship with sound effects, lazy river, slides and flumes plus dry fun too!

  • Seven Peaks Waterpark

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    (30 miles) Provo

    Experience the largest water park in the whole of Utah with this fun family attraction! With 500,000 gallons of wave pool, free fall drops and lazy rivers to enjoy!

  • Layton Surf And Swim

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    (32 miles) Layton

    Get cool in Utah's all year round ocean in Layton! With swimming, aerobics, and sports programs, it's a great way to keep fit!

  • Crystal Hot Springs

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    (73 miles) Honeyville

    A "waterpark" with a difference. Soak up the magic of these hot springs - both hot and cold but all natural!