History buffs living in Tooele visit the railroad museum.Learn more about those living in Tooele who have come before us by visiting Tooele Valley Museum and Historic Park. Come marvel at the exhibits and either stand in awe or get down on your knees to give thanks that you don’t have to endure such hardships. Try to imagine yourself working in a mine, serving in the military, or traveling by train. Does that sound pretty amazing? Or will you get back to your Tooele property as fast as you can, grab some ice cubes from your dispenser and enjoy the air conditioning while watching television?

Tooele Property Owners Get Hands On with the Past

No matter if it sounds like good times or not, it is still important to learn about our history and Tooele County has been an interesting place. Learn about mining in the Oquirrh Mountains. There is even a children’s underground replica mine. Check out salt and magnesium processing that was done at the Great Salt Lake. View and climb into the steam engine and railroad cars, find out more about military happenings of the 20th century, and explore the interactive exhibits on your own or with friends or family.

Bring along a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful grounds and also watch the calendar for special events. The museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Operating hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tooele Valley Museum and Historic Park is always looking for volunteers. This is a great way for history enthusiasts living in Tooele to give back to the community. Educators and parents can also utilize many resources from the museum and consider scheduling a field trip. Read more about such opportunities and also plan your visit to the museum.