People are picking up on heritage tourism

Heritage tourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel market.

"When people go places, they don't just want to play and shop," said Pat Lee, a major cultural-tourism promoter from Denver. "They want to know the history of where they are staying; they want to know what made it what it was."

Lee, and Mike Hansen, acting director of the Utah Department of Community and Culture, were among special guests at a "Settler's Soiree," an evening event at Wheeler Farm, where members of the Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts Association demonstrated how fun, interesting and engaging heritage activities can be.

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