Park City has taken the admirable step of protecting a historical farm right in the city limits. The McPolin Farm, which was built in the late 1800’s, is now a great place to spend an hour exploring. It is also one of the most photographed spots in Utah.
You can’t miss McPolin Farm. As you drive along Highway 24, which connects the two parts of Park City, you’ll notice the large white barn on the west side of the road. The building often has a large flag draped over it, too.
There is a parking lot on the opposite (east) side of the road. Park there and make the short walk through the tunnel to visit the farm. The tunnel has some murals inside, so the walk is extra fun.
As you near the farm, there is a beautiful tree (please stay off it), a small bridge, and a chuckling stream. From there, you climb to the farm buildings. The buildings remain closed except during special events, but there are restrooms, and you can see through many of the windows. You may even have a chance to walk the McPolin Farm Trail, which is behind the barn up the hill.
We liked the interpretive signs that are scattered through out the farm. Signs explaining the equipment, buildings, and other displays really helped our boys have an enjoyable experience. We are so glad that Park City made the effort to preserve this special place! This is stroller friendly and a great stop for everyone.
Address: 3000 UT-224 in Park City