Family Vacation Series: Midway

Midway is a great little town for a quick weekend getaway!
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Located just East of Park City, it is easy to get to, and there is plenty to see and do!

HISTORY OF MIDWAY:

In 1866, there were two settlements surrounding where Midway is now; the Upper Setttlement, and the Lower Settlement. Because of hostilities with the Native Americans, Brigham Young instructed the settlers to build forts for protection. The two small settlements decided to build a ford “mid way” between the two settlements, thus beginning the town of Midway that we know and love today. In the 1860s and 1870s, a large number of Swiss families settled there. Some of the descendants of the original Swiss settlers still live in Midway today. Midway was incorporated as a city on June 1st 1891.

HOW TO GET THERE:

Travel eastbound along I-80. Take the Heber exit 146. Keep going until you are almost to Heber. When you reach the first stoplight, River Road, turn right. Use the map below for complete directions from where you are coming from.

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WHERE TO STAY:

Midway has many places to stay. Because it is located close to Jordanelle State Park, there are many camping spots available, or if you would like to stay in a hotel or resort, there are also many options available:

WHAT TO SEE AND DO:

FUN TIMES TO VISIT MIDWAY:

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MIDWAY:

  • The book and movie, Midway To Heaven, was written about the little town of Midway.
  • Because of the early Swiss settlers to Midway, most of, if not all of, the buildings you will find in Midway have Swiss architecture.

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