Friday, July 29, 2011

Wheeler Historic Farm

6351 South 900 East
The Farm is a restoration of the turn-of-the-century dairy farm of Henry J. Wheeler. Maintaining the farm presents to the public the history of Utah family agriculture. It is a representation of the rural lifestyle in Salt Lake County from 1890-1940 and presents the best farming methods of the Progressive Era. Historic exhibits will take you back in time. Here you may discover the old time farm lifestyle once common for most families in Utah but which is now largely past and gone.

If you have little kids and know they won’t last long,  here are a few tips to make a quick, fun trip to the farm.
1) Park in the South Parking lot and walk up the dirt drive directly to the animals. 
2) Go early in the morning—the animals are more active and aren’t sleeping or hiding in their pens.

3) If you are planning on taking the wagon ride- buy your tokens when you first arrive and catch the earliest ride (usually 10:00). 
4) Bring old bread to feed the ducks and geese.  You can buy food at the main information desk or at the little store, but the birds won’t eat it.

Wheeler Farm has great picnic areas.  Picnic tables are scattered around the property.  Bring a picnic and enjoy more time with the kids.  If you didn’t plan ahead, that’s okay.  The Country Store carries healthy snacks, lights lunch items and drinks.  Or just stop in for an ice cream treat.

What is your favorite thing at Wheeler Farm?