American West Heritage Center

4025 South Hwy 89/91
Wellsville, UT 84339
Phone: 435-245-6050
Website: awhc.org

The American West Heritage Center is a living history site where you can participate in activities designed to show what life was like in the Old West in the Intermountain West 1820 - 1920. Activities range from pioneer treks to mountain man encampments, panning for gold to baby animal snuggling. There are activities for all age groups. Most include hands-on, full-sensory experiences.

The Heritage Center sits at the foot of the majestic Wellsville Utah Mountains on U.S Hwy 89/91 in Utah's magnificent Cache Valley. Hwy 89/91 is the most scenic route to Jackson Hole, WY and Yellowstone National Park, and just 70 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Heritage Center offers a variety of activities for individuals and families, as well as large and small group tours and vacations. Whether you are passing through Cache Valley or making it your destination, the Heritage Center will be one of your favorite stops along the Western frontier.

From June 7 through August 27, the Heritage Center's Daily Adventures living history activities are open Tuesdays through Saturdays, except holidays, from 11 am to 4 pm and most Saturdays September - October. Consult their online calendar for details. Large groups can easily be accommodated with reservations.

The Welcome Center and its exhibits and self-guided tour are open from 10-3 all year long except for holidays.

American West Heritage Center facilities, including an elegant Opera House, comfortable Livery Stable, and Pavilion can also be rented for special meetings, conferences, family reunions, and weddings.

The Heritage Center hosts festivals and other special events throughout the year, 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)
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