We decided this year to try out Fort Steele with the kids. Since they are pretty small, and you do have to pay admission, we have always steered clear thinking they would be bored as soon as we got there, or we would not get our money's worth in the short time between naps allowed.
But we found out this trip we were wrong.
Admission to Fort Steele is $5 for adults and kids under 5 are free!
Then we paid $5 for a wagon ride (for myself - the kids were free) and $10 each adult for a train ride - again - free for the kids!!
(They do have a price that gets you into everything, but since we were not doing the Theatre, it was not worth it for us).
First impressions of Fort Steele is much like Heritage Park, but no where near as busy. They have more animals, all over the place there are vegetable gardens - honestly it felt much more like a real town than Heritage Park (no gardens, no cats and dogs walking down the road, no pigs and chickens around the next corner).
All the staff is dressed in costume, there are small skits being played out in different areas throughout the day.
There are quite a few operating businesses, the blacksmith, leather works shop, general store, etc.
Hubby was feeling a little "ill" that morning (it might have had to do with the extra drinks around the campfire the night before), so this is me taking a picture of him laying on a bench while I take the kids for a wagon ride.
In all honesty, the train ride is much better at Fort Steele than Heritage park. The train ride takes you out of the park and stops once at a view point, then you get back in and continue on the ride.
It was much better for the kids. They like to go fast and stop as little as possible.