A Historic Staycation

Getaways to historical places create experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime. However, such getaways take a significant amount of money, time, and planning. If you long for a vacation that combines history with relaxation and fun, you don’t have to leave the country. A trip to the Natural History Museum of Utah and a stay at the Anniversary Inn’s Mysteries of Egypt suite will cure your curiosity and wanderlust.


Utah is rich with geological, natural, and cultural history, and you can get a glimpse of it at at the state’s Natural History Museum. It sits on the University of Utah’s campus and has a wide range of exhibits. If you’re interested in anthropology you’ll enjoy browsing through the archeological and ethnographic collections, which contain over 1 million objects. There are also tens of thousands of animal and plant specimens and fossils on display.

To enhance the experience for visitors, the University regularly holds public events and presentations throughout the year. The Natural History Museum of Utah is open everyday, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas, and admission is free for museum members, University of Utah students and faculty with an ID, and children age 2 and under. Admission is $9.95 for kids 3 to 12, $12.95 for seniors 65 and over and individuals age 13 to 24, and $14.95 for everyone else.

To top off your history themed staycation, head to the Anniversary Inn’s magnificent Mysteries of Egypt suite. This room’s decor is simply incredible — don’t walk in expecting a few pictures here and there. Entire walls are carved to mimic the interior of an ancient tomb, complete with murals, vibrant drawings, and rock facades. The sights around you will look like they’ve come from a time in the distant past, but you’ll still get the benefit of enjoying today’s conveniences. In addition to a plush bed, the suite contains a sitting area, 40 inch television and DVD player, and a jetted tub spacious enough for two to share. Sparkling cider and cheesecake will be available for you to enjoy at the start of your stay, and each morning a complimentary full breakfast will await you.

Thinking outside of the box can lead to a fabulous and memorable staycation. If you’re a lover of history, indulge your passion by visiting the Natural History Museum of Utah and staying in the Anniversary Inn’s Mysteries of Egypt suite.

Call 1-800-324-4152 or 801-363-4950 or make an online reservation here. Contact our Inn Keeper Julie at


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