CACHE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – When you visit Cache County and you are looking for a great day trip with the family, you have to come to the American West Heritage Center. It offers and amazing, I’d say utterly amazing experience.
Old frontier adventures await you and your family in Cache Valley because just down the road from Hyrum State Park, you have a portal to the past.
“It’s just great to see Utah history and it’s fun for them to learn about,” said Jenessa VanWoerkom, visitor.
It’s a step back to 1917 at the Jensen Farmhouse. You can milk a cow or collect the eggs for the hen house. From the baking on the wood fire stove to the blacksmith working hard in his shop, visitors get a glimpse into farm life in the early 1900s.
“It’s just fun for my little 3 and half year old to get to run around and play with the animals. They let them touch them and get up close and personal, it’s really cute,” said VanWoerkom.
Get introduced to Utah’s Native American tribes, feel one of with the fur trappers and traders of the past and see how those mountain men lived. It’s living history that allows kids to get involved.
The center offers daily historic adventures allowing kids to saddle up for a pony ride or chug along on the train. A wagon will pull through the bison heard and each trip is just a way to strengthen your connection to some northern Utah roots.
“I just feel like there is a piece of our history that is kind of left out, and we remember the past we kind of find a little piece of ourselves in each little site,” said Reigan Gudmundson, marketing manager.
For more information on festivals and special events at the American West Center, visit www.awhc.org.
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