Gardner Village Blog Do more than celebrate our history, experience it!
Thursday Jun 28 2018

It’s no secret Gardner Village values our history and preserving the past. Much time and energy went into relocating the old buildings that now call The Village home. Seeing the sampling of Utah history in one spot is special! 

willow hill yarn company

 archibalds restaurant

The focus is easily on the structures, but the look back in time doesn’t end at structures. Sprinkled throughout The Village, you’ll find another historical layer—artifacts of days gone by. 

 farming tools of the past

With everything from pioneer-era wagons and handcarts to antique farm equipment and old mining gear, a stroll through Gardner Village is like a visual walk through time. 


pioneer wagon

ore car

This week, as we celebrate our nation’s birthday, it seems a wonderful time to pause and reflect on how far we’ve come since those earliest of days. What better way to do so than a place where you’ll find battery-powered cars in the parking lot and electric trains traveling on the track overhead, while handcarts and wagons sit on display along the walks and trails? Talk about a cool contrast!

 unexpected garden display

travel back in time

history tour in salt lake area

See for yourself. The lighting is picture perfect at 7:00 PM. Grab your pals and pose by any of the unique items on display for some truly memorable, all-American images. Or bring your children and share in a happy history lesson that goes deeper than the fireworks and BBQs. 

unique photo ops in West Jordan Utah 

The past has so many amazing, heroic, fascinating stories to tell. Enjoy the clues to a handful of such stories, lives and experiences upon your next visit.

antique farm equipment

On behalf of everyone at Gardner Village, have a safe and happy July 4th!

utah spa and salon 

gardner village old buildings

Megan Hoeppner

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