Orem Heritage Museum


The Orem Heritage Museum is located south of the Scera Center for the Arts in Orem. It is a small museum that focuses on the history of Orem City. It has three rooms: one that contains old artifacts and pioneer relics, one that is dedicated to the armed forces, and one that focuses more specifically on Orem after the pioneer era. We love little museums like this and we learned some interesting facts about Orem. For instance, did you know there was a POW camp in Orem during WWII? We didn’t either! Did you also know that the train ran down Orem Boulevard? News to us!

Old stoves, and I love that hair dryer in the background.
This room has rocks, native american artifacts, and pioneer relics. Also a corner about Geneva Steel.
Info about the POW camp.
These medals are neat. There is a great-grandpa, grandpa, dad, and two sons who served in different wars.


There is a model train in one of the rooms that captured the attention of our younger boys for quite awhile. They also enjoyed the weapons in the armed forces room. There were old toys, arrowheads, a display on Geneva Steel, and much more. It is quite an eclectic collection.


The museum worker did walk through the entire museum with us and comment on lots of the displays which was a nice treat. We were the only ones there! The Orem Heritage Museum is FREE and it’s worth a stop.

We loved the model train. Museum tip: Play I-spy! Look for items in displays to keep kids busy. We also played I-spy with the POW camp model.
Interesting that the person didn’t even live in Orem who they named the town after.
This gentleman had lots of info about Orem since he has lived here over 50 years.
This whole wall is miniature displays. Kind of cool.


The Orem Heritage Museum is located at 777 South State Street, Orem and is open the following times: Nov – Feb from 1:00-5:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and Mar – Oct from 3:00-7:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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