Gardner Village Blog Experience a History Lesson and a Fun Family Outing
Wednesday Jun 27 2018

Calling all history buffs (and families looking for something unusual, free, and fun to do this summer!). School may be out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your kiddos an undercover history lesson, disguised as a day of play. Take a trip through Utah’s history with the newly-updated Gardner Village scavenger hunt! (Get your form here.)

gardner village scavenger hunt

This lively search takes you around Gardner Village, where you'll learn about some of the people of the past who played important parts in Utah’s state history. You’ll also learn more about the unique buildings that house our locally-owned shops. Each has a fascinating story to tell! For example, did you know Chocolate Covered Wagon was originally a train depot? Very cool!

experience utah history

Whether you come with your kids, your cute date, or your lovely friends, this is an extra fun July activity, being the month we pause to celebrate both national and state holidays. It adds to the significance of our heritage and gives a unique firsthand look at how far we’ve come since the early pioneer days.

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Once you’ve found all 10 answers, bring your group’s completed form to the train depot… errr, Chocolate Covered Wagon, and each member of your party will receive a free piece of their world famous salt water taffy. Yum!

chocolate covered wagon salt water taffy

All aboard! It’s time to let some unique, memorable, and affordable summer fun begin!



Megan Hoeppner

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