PhotobucketIt's summertime, and Gardner Village is where you can find summer fun!Gardner Village, located in West Jordan, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over 130 years ago, Archibald Gardner built a flour mill. That  flour mill today is now known as Archibald's Restaurant, and you can still see the big water wheel just outside the restaurant. As you walk inside the restaurant, you will see pictures of Gardner Village in the early days when it operated as a flour mill. Each shop is a historical building relocated to Gardner Village from elsewhere in the state of Utah. Make sure to stop at each shop and read where that specific building came from, and its part in Utah's history.Photobucket
  • During the month of July, Gardner Village will have their "Historic Scavenger Hunt". It is free to participate in. The scavenger hunt form can be found on their website. Print out the scavenger hunt form, and take a stroll around Gardner Village to learn about its history.
  • Also happening in July is their Buckaroo Breakfast on July 9 and July 16. Tickets can be purchased on their website. Bring your little ones dressed as cowgirls and cowboys, and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with a few real cowboys! Enjoy entertainment and games with the cowboys while enjoying your delicious breakfast
  • The Midnight Madness Beach Party happens on August 13th, and is a blast! Enjoy summer music, island dance shows, games and prizes in many of the shops, and a fun night out! The party goes from 6pm to Midnight. Make sure to wear your best beach attire!

For more information on Gardner Village events, visit their events page. You can also read about each unique shop that calls Gardner Village home.


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