37th Annual AJHA Convention
Salt Lake City | Oct. 4-6, 2018
University of Utah
The Daily West and Quincy mines in Park City in 1911. (Internet Archive Book Images @ Flickr Commons)Friday, Oct. 5 ♦ Departing from hotel lobby at 1 p.m.
Historic Park City
This year's AJHA convention tour provides a taste of the American West with a bus trip to historic Park City, Utah.
Nestled high in the Wasatch Mountains about 30 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City, Park City was established in 1869 as a silver mining town (George Hearst, father of William Randolph, built his fortune here). Today, this resort is the epicenter of Utah's famed skiing industry and home to the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival.
Tour-goers will have the opportunity to explore the town on their own, with a variety of available shops, pubs, and restaurants, including the No Name Saloon and Grill, which features a vaulted brick ceiling and delicious buffalo burgers. At 1:30 p.m., there will be a self-guided tour of the Park City Museum, on historic Main Street, which preserves the town's rich history and heritage.
Two buses will be available to accommodate both those who want to return to Salt Lake City early and those who want to stay and experience the local cuisine. The first bus will depart Park City at 5 p.m. and arrive back at the hotel by 6 p.m. The second bus will leave Park City at 7 p.m. and return downtown by 8 p.m.
Because of the popularity of restaurants in Park City, tour-goers who plan to stay for dinner are encouraged to make advance reservations. See the Park City website for a list of options.