Located in an historical train depot complex, our collection tells the history of industry and military in vast Tooele County.  Learn about mining in the Oquirrh mountains, salt and magnesium processing at the Great Salt Lake, Tooele Army Depot, and 20th century military history.  In addition to the steam engine, railroad cars, and exhibits, we are located in a beautiful, serene park.

Danny_pickaxe_colorThe Tooele Valley Museum has exhibits and activities for people of all ages and interests.  Interactive stations are placed throughout the galleries, and we encourage families and groups to explore and learn together.  Our children’s mascot, Danny the Digger, will guide you to activities for  our youngest visitors.

Here are some things to do at the Tooele Valley Museum

  • Step inside Engine 11, a steam engine purchased by the Tooele Valley Railway in 1912 that operated until 1963
  • Learn about the rich mineral resources of Tooele County and mining industry created around them
  • Understand about the role that industry and military played in Tooele County’s past
  • Explore the artifacts of Tooele County’s significant military history
  • Step into our World War II military transport cars and contemplate American life in WWII and the Cold War
  • Walk into our children’s underground replica mine
  • Enjoy a picnic in our pavilion
  • Bring a book or a game and relax in the large park
  • Come to an event!  We enjoy bringing the community together to learn and play.  Check out our online calendar four our next event.

Want to Bring a Large Group?

We look forward to your visit!  If you are bringing more than 15 people, we ask that you let us know first.  Email or call us so we can have enough staff there to make your visit great.

You can browse our gallery at your own pace or schedule a tour at this link.