Wheeler Historic Farm
This historical site has it all: free to the public, barnyard animals, cheap activities for the kids, free tours, and even free blacksmithing demonstrations. For the Event Calendar, look here. Or, Google “Salt Lake Wheeler Farm Events”.
This site is open everyday from Dawn to Dusk, but events, activities, and store hours will vary during the week and season.
Taking kids to Wheeler Farm is a cheap and easy way to drain their energy. It’s a Family Friendly area with plenty of bathrooms and water fountains, open spaces for running, ball, or frisbee, and an amazing playground. As a Baby Sitter and Big Sister, Wheeler Farm is a life-saver. When kids start going stir-crazy, so do you. I take kids from three to ten-years-old here to run themselves ragged.
Wheeler Farm provides a large pavilion, right next to the playground, and has several picnicking areas with bench-tables.
Did you bring your dog(s)? Wheeler farm is Dog-Friendly as long as they are leashed and you pick up after them.
There are lots of parks and playgrounds in the valley, but I love coming to Wheeler Farm to see the animals for free most of all (Ok, second to being there for Pokémon Go). The animals are fairly acclimated to humans, so if you’re gentle, they’ll come right up to you. You can’t feed any barn animals, but there are lots of ducks and geese to feed at the ponds if you like.
If you play Pokémon Go, Wheeler Farm is great for hanging out and playing—adult or child. With 6 Gyms and so many Stops you’ll never run out of items, you can sit at the Blacksmith/Gift Shop are and Farm 4 different Stops, or walk to hatch an egg and hit dozens of stops.
If you’d like a cool treat or some snacks while you explore the Farm and trails, head over to the Country Shop just behind the yellow farmhouse. I was shocked out how reasonably priced all of the food and gift-items were. So, don’t worry about keeping your popsicles frozen, just buy a cheap treat and healthy snack on site.
I’ve never had trouble finding parking at Wheeler Farm. There are two large parking lots on the South and North side of the property.
There are two different entrances on 900 E, so if you miss the first one, slow down and you’ll be able to catch the next. For location and Directions, look here. Or, Google “Wheeler Farm Location”.
For dining locations in this area, take a look at Hires Big H here
For another relaxing place to explore, check out Gardner Village here
If you need some more Family Friendly activities, look at some easy hikes with gorgeous views here