Industrial & Military History in a Beautiful Park

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.

We are family friendly and want to make learning fun

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.

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

Come in the depot and learn about the rich mineral resources of Tooele County and mining industry created around them

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 calendar

Sign up for the city parks events newsletter

Visit the Tooele City Website and choose the type of information you would like to see.

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.