This Is the Place Heritage Park will celebrate senior citizens on Memorial Day weekend with special awards, live period music and free lemonade.
The park hopes to revive the tradition of honoring seniors. "Until well into the 20th century, Utah annually honored its senior citizens, especially those whose lives dated back to the pioneer era," spokeswoman Christy Goff said in a media release.
Trains installed last year will cart families and seniors around the park at no extra charge. Awards will be given for the oldest visitor and the longest marriage.
Park director Matt Dahl said the living history park has become a favorite setting for seniors to pass on family stories and history to their grandchildren. "Senior recognition days provide a great opportunity to do that," he said.
The park will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on May 24 and 26. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.