The next stop was Wheeler Farm. We live rather close to Wheeler Farm but rarely go there. I wanted to take the kids and do the house tour. I remember years ago in elementary school taking the tour. We got there about 10:15am and walked around the farm until our tour at 11am. We lucked out and had a private tour. The lady giving the tour was fantastic and took plenty of time to answer our questions. The girls had their History Notebooks and wrote down interesting facts.
If you go: The farm is free to wander around, but the house tours aren't. Tours are given on the following schedule, November to April- Reservation only M-F, then May to October, everyday 11am and 1pm. $4 for adults, $2 for kids ages 3-12.
Our next stop was the Utah State Capitol Building, followed by the DUP Pioneer History Museum. We actually took the tour of the Capitol building and if you haven't done that before I highly recommend it. Our tour guide was fabulous, a former High School History teacher. We learned so many neat things about our State's Capitol building. After the tour, we had lunch next door at the Capitol Grille. They make a delicious cheeseburger, so if you go on the tour definitely stay for lunch!
Once we finished lunch, we wandered through the grounds to the Pioneer Museum. I haven't been in there since I was 13 or 14. Wow! An amazing collection of pioneer stuff, and housewares, carriages, toys, dolls (Maggie's favorite), and so many other things. There is a scavenger hunt list that you can pick up at the door- the kids really enjoyed that. By the time we finished wandering through there, we were all tired and hot. On the way home we had to stop for a frozen lemonade at Chik-Fil-A!
|Katie is taking the oath to be a Pony Express Rider.|
Sadly, I had many more trips to various locations planned, but somehow I woke up one day and it was September. How does that happen? We will definitely have to hit those other areas on another day.