American West Heritage Center

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The American West Heritage Center sits at the foot of the majestic Wellsville Mountains on U. S. Highway 89/91 in Utah’s magnificent Cache Valley. This 160-acre living history site helps preserve the lifestyle of the American West from 1820 – 1920. Learn about the pioneers to the Utah area; how they lived day to day, their struggles for survival and their trials and tribulations.

Activities for all age groups range from pioneer treks to mountain man encampments, panning for gold and playing with baby animals. The Visitor’s Center offers historical exhibits and a gift shop that features Utah-made crafts and Western heritage items. Throughout the year, the Heritage Centers hosts a variety of festivals and other special events including:
• Baby Animal Days (April)
• Spirit of ’47 Pioneer Jubilee (July)
• Cache Celtic Festival & Highland Games (August)
• Fall Harvest Days & Corn Maze (September – October)
• Haunted Hollow (Octber)
• Frontier Christmas Festival & Feast (December)

The Welcome Center is open year-round Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Living History Site is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Other attractions in the area include:
Bear Lake State Park
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Great Salt Lake & Antelope Island State Park

American West Heritage Center
4025 S. Hwy 89-91
Wellsville, UT 84339
(435) 245-6050

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