- Looking at Park City today, you'd probably never guess that it suffered multiple, pandemic fires in it early days. Nor would you guess that Park City was declared a ghost town in 1963, after its primary industry, mining, had slowly died. But walking up and down its now gentrified Main Street, you definitely get the sense of its Old West history. Small, closely packed buildings line the narrow mountain valley floor. Today brightly painted and nicely refurbished, these buildings definitely date themselves with their quaint and quirky shapes.
Unlike many other historic mining towns, Park City is certainly more than a tourist trap. Rather, it's a fully functional community with successful galleries, award-winning restaurants, fun bars and night clubs, shops, and more. Main Street is a very compact and bustling area, so the best bet is to find a parking place (garages and lots to either side of the street), leave the car, and just walk around. You'll find everything you need here -whether you need a place to eat, want to window shop, or need something special.
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