This was originally to be the state capital and Capitol of Utah. Only one of the four wings of the building was ever completed and now it is a museum that shows different uses of the building through the years and houses many pioneer-era relics. Some of the uses included a school to combat polygamy, a hotel, a courthouse, and jail. The kids were intrigued by the room that was the jail because the shackles were still chained to the floor.
Aubrey also found chamber pot quite amusing and looked for them in every other pioneer-era place we went.
The top floor is a large open room where the Legislature met for only one full session in 1855. Lydia is trying to open one of the original door knobs to escape!
After making some peanut butter sandwiches in the parking lot, we loaded back up and headed out. We turned East on I-70 and our next stop was the Fremont Indian Museum in Sevier. The slide show has some of the highlights. You can see thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs very easily from the road. We walked/hiked around the area for a little while and looked through the museum.
It was a fun trip down. The girls were so good and Aubrey was nearly giddy when we arrived in here beloved Richfield! She's only been there one other time- for about 36 hours- but as we drove into town from a direction she'd never been, she started patting the window ledge excitedly.
"I know where we are! I recognize it! MY! HEART! IS! BEATING! SO FAST! IT! MUST! BE! RICHFIELD!