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George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park

Located in Ogden, this park has an exciting collection of more than 100 dinosaur sculptures that are brought to life by robotics and a sound system. It also offers an education center and a museum with a working laboratory. The museum is home to some of the latest dinosaur finds and features full-sized dinosaur skeletons.

 

 
Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. It is reached via a 7.5 mile causeway. There are beautiful white sand beaches, hot showers, marina, visitor center, picnic areas and campgrounds. The island is famous for its large bison herd and has a roundup in the Fall that is amazing to experience. Sailing, birdwatching, biking, camping, and trying to float in the salt water are just a few of the activities you can enjoy here.


Arts and Entertainment

Museums


Bountiful

Bountiful-Davis Art Center - The Bountiful/Davis Art Center began in 1974 as an experiment between the University of Utah Department of Continuing Education, the City of Bountiful and committed citizens and businesses in Davis County. In the spirit of cooperation and partnership on which BDAC was founded, the center has become a home for all the arts and cultural groups in our communities.

Logan

Cache Valley Center for the Arts - The mission of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts is to bring cultural enrichment to the people of the extended Cache Valley community by presenting, exhibiting, teaching and fostering quality fine arts experiences.

Old Lyric Repertory Company - During the summer months the Old Lyric Reparatory Company, a semi-professional theatre company, puts on four plays including a musical, a farce, a mystery, and dramatic piece at the Caine Lyric Theatre.

Ogden

Peery's Egyptian Theatre - Peery’s Egyptian Theater is a historical 1920s movie palace fully restored to its former glory and renovated to service live performance as well as cinema. Designed to accommodate live theater, dance, music, symphonic and multimedia performances as well as film.

Eccles Community Art Center - The Eccles Community Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to a continued effort to stimulate interest, foster awareness, and provide education in all visual and performing arts. The Center is located in a two and one-half story Richardsonian Romanesque style house.

Park City

Kimball Art Center - The Kimball Art Center is the heart of Park City’s historic and vibrant arts community, committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events, such as the Park City Art Festival.

Provo/Orem

Hale Center Theater Orem - Hale Center Theater Orem is Utah County's Favorite live theater; producing live comedies, dramas, and musicals year round. The intimate "theater in the round" experience brings patrons back time and again to see outstanding performances and costuming.

BYU Arts - Most performances held in the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center. The Center contains five concert halls, four art galleries, practice rooms, organs, and more.

Salt Lake City

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Sundance

Sundance Summer Theatre - Situated to offer a backdrop of mountains and old growth pines, and an integral part of the Sundance Institute since the 1980's, the Sundance Theatre has showcased both classic and modern performances.

Sundance Art Studios - Unleash your creative potential by visiting the Sundance Art Shack. Spend two hours in an Art Shack workshop and take away a lasting memory of the Utah wilderness.

Outdoor Recreation

Brigham City

Crystal Hot Springs - Nestled at the feet of the Wasatch Mountains, Crystal Hot Springs is a natural wonder. It is one of two locations in the world that has both a natural cold and hot spring, both less than 50 feet apart. Crystal Hot Springs has been a favorite spot for campers and swimmers for many years. Many travel long distances to soak in the mineral pools that are fed by the natural hot and cold springs.

Farmington

Lagoon Amusement Park - Located just 15 minutes north of Salt Lake, Lagoon is a fun-filled family theme park. Lagoon offers incredible rides and attractions including coasters, family rides, kiddie rides, Lagoon-A-Beach, Pioneer Village, a sky ride and picnic areas.

Heber

Heber Valley Railroad - The Heber Valley Railroad is Utah's magnificent steam passenger railroad. It's an historic tourist attraction based in Heber City, Utah. Trains cross the farmlands of the Heber Valley, follow the shore of Deer Creek Lake and descends into a majestic and breathtaking canyon. The track follows the Provo River to Vivian Park in Provo Canyon.

Soldier Hollow Resort - Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State Park hosted 23 events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  With Mt. Timpanogos as a spectacular backdrop, Soldier Hollow offers year-round recreational opportunities in mountain biking, hiking, camping, snow-shoeing, biathlon and cross-country skiing.

Kaysville

Cherry Hill Resort - Cherry Hill offers a Water Park with water slides, a foam padded River Run, Lazy River, children's water playground called Pirates Cove and 2 pools. Other activities include Batting Cages, Mini Golf, a Climbing ROCK, Video Arcades, Snack Bars and a Restaurant. Live entertainment each Friday and Saturday evening of the summer.

Lehi

Thanksgiving Point - Family oriented destination. Offers scenic gardens, educational facilities, quality restaurants, a world class golf course, petting zoo, North American Museum of Ancient Life, and other activities.

Logan

Hardware Ranch - Visitors to Hardware Ranch have the opportunity to ride a horse drawn sleigh among a herd of Rocky Mountain elk. The sleighs often come within arms length of these majestic animals.

American West Heritage Center - The Heritage Center offers a variety of activities for individuals and families, as well as group tours and vacations. Whether you are passing through Cache Valley or making it your destination, the Center will be one of your favorite stops along the western frontier.

Willow Park Zoo - Willow Park Zoo located at Willow Park in Logan. The 9-acre zoo displays a variety of animals native to North America as well as some exotic species from around the world.

Magna

Kennecott Copper Mine - World's Largest man-made excavation. The visitors center historic photographs, interactive exhibits, and three-dimensional models that provide an educational and entertaining experience for people of all ages.

Ogden

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park - The Dinosaur Park lets you wander through the Dinosaur Age and imagine the Earth when it was inhabited by the fierce predator Tyrannosaurus rex or the gazelle-like Dryosaurus. See life-size replicas of the creatures that lived two hundred million years ago.

Ogden Nature Center - The Ogden Nature Center is a nature education center and 127 acre wildlife sanctuary. Open all year, the Centerıs trails are a great place for winter walks, springtime bird watching, summer picnics and autumn colors in the fall.

Park City

Utah Olympic Park - The 389-acre Park is a unique setting as the Olympic site for nordic jumping and the sliding sports of bobsled, luge and skeleton. Visitors are treated to a guided tour of the park, athlete training sessions, bobsled rides in summer and winter, an Olympic photo gallery, an interactive museum, freestyle aerial and ski jumping shows on summer weekends and a variety of camps.

Provo/Orem

Seven Peaks Water Park - The largest waterpark in Utah, with 16 waterslides, a 500,000 gallon Wave Pool, kids swimming areas and slides, group pavilions & cabanas, a giant Half Pipe tube ride, 100-foot Free Fall drops slides, and a quarter-mile Lazy River!

Tooele

Historic Benson Grist Mill - Now more than 150 years old, the mill was hailed as the most significant structural landmark between Salt Lake City and Reno, Nevada when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1972.

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Brigham City

Brigham City Museum - Rotating art exhibits with all media, including electronic produced art. Permanent history displays, including historic preservation and downtown revitalization, Historic research and publications, Children's hands-on exhibits, Quilt exhibits, and more.

Lehi

John Hutchings Museum of Natural History - This unique museum has its origins in its inquisitive founder, John Hutchings, whose lifelong interests included geology, art, Western history, and anthropology.

Museum of Ancient Life - Visit one of the world's largest displays of mounted dinosaurs. Check out the working paleontology lab and the more than 50 hands-on exhibits.

Museum of Natural Curiosity - There are more than 400 interactive experiences to enjoy at this children's musuem. Explore the Rainforest, Water Works, the Discovery Garden, the town of Kidopolis or take a class. The possibilities are endless.

Logan

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art - Located on the campus of Utah State University. It showcases works in all media by modern and contemporary artists with an emphasis on artists living or working in the western United States.

Ogden

Hill Aerospace Museum - The Hill Aerospace Museum collection currently includes a wide variety of military aircraft and missiles, assorted munitions and weapons, ground vehicles associated with aircraft/missiles, and thousands of other historical artifacts.

Union Station - Historic Union Station is the site of the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, Utah State Railroad Museum, and the Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum, as well as large and small meeting rooms, a restaurant, visitors center, model train shop, and satellite police station.

Treehouse Museum - An interactive museum themed around language, literacy and children's books. With its award-winning exhibits and programs, Treehouse is the place where children can step into a story. And, it is a valuable resource to teachers and parents who are striving to help their children grow into life-long readers.

Park City

Alf Engen Ski Museum - State-of-the-art interactive and virtual exhibits place you in the epicenter of the past, present and future of winter sports in the Intermountain Region, including an Olympic downhill course. That's a great way to experience one of the most extensive collections of ski and Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games memorabilia in the U.S.

Park City Museum - The Museum features a dozen exhibits showcasing Park City's History and Heritage including exhibits about early settlers, mining, skiing, and more. A museum gift shop is also available.

Payson

Historic Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center - This museum is housed in a restored 1901 three story Victorian school building. Free exhibits are open from 10 am until 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Exhibits include pioneer exhibits and artifacts, a DUP Museum, the Payson Historical Society exhibits, an early pioneer blacksmith shop, a 150 year exhibit of historical clothing, as well as an art gallery with rotating exhibits.

Provo/Orem

BYU Museum of Art - One of the largest and best attended art museums in the Mountain West, the Museum of Art offers a dynamic exhibition schedule that includes displays of its permanent collection, world-class traveling shows and unique temporary exhibitions.

BYU Museum of Paleontology - Home to one of the world's best Jurassic dinosaur bone collections. The Museum of Paleontology displays a small part of that collection. Featured are two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and Allosaurus, a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic period, a 150-million-year old dinosaur egg, and a preparation lab window showing museum personnel preparing fossils.

Museum of Peoples and Cultures - The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is a museum of archaeology and ethnology with strengths in native cultures and artifacts of the Great Basin, American Southwest, Mesoamerica, Peru, and Polynesia. It houses more than 40,000 artifacts and 50,000 slides and photographs that document BYU archaeological research and artifactual materials.

Woodbury Art Museum - Seeks to provide cultural and educational opportunities to Utah Valley University students and area residents. Rotating exhibitions include work by local and national artists, group and one-person shows, traveling exhibitions and juried shows. Free Admission.

Salt Lake City

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Springville

Springville Museum of Art - The Springville Museum of Art is Utah's oldest and most beautiful museum for the visual fine arts. For over ninety years it has served as a major resource available to the residents and schools of Utah as well as out of state visitors.

Wendover

Historic Wendover Airfield - Visit the most original World War II airbase in the USA. A small museum is open Monday through Saturday free of charge in the Flight Operations building. Photographs and dioramas about bomber training in Wendover including the atomic bomb group are featured.

Events

America's Freedom Festival - America's Freedom Festival is Utah's largest Independence day celebration, and one of the largest in the country.  The festival features events such as balloons, tennis and golf tournaments, speech contests, baby contests, a clogging festival and the main event, the Parade and the Stadium of Fire, in which hundreds of fireworks are blasted into the night sky over Provo's Cougar Stadium.

Days of '47 Pioneer Day Celebration - This state holiday and its accompanying activities commemorate the arrival of Utah's first Mormon Pioneers to the Salt Lake Basin on July 24, 1847.  While events are scheduled all over the state throughout the month of July, the biggest celebrations are held in the Salt Lake Area.

Salt Lake County Fair - Held at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Event Center in South Jordan, festivities include demolition derbys, live entertainment, horse Shows, 4-H exhibits and demos, children's activities, and much more!

Sundance Film Festival - An exhibition of work that showcases the best of independent cinema.

Utah Arts Festival - The Utah Arts Festival offers incredible visual, performing and language arts.  Visitors can enjoy regional art, music, dance, entertainment and great food.  The festival is held every year during the month of June.

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre - The four-week festival includes three productions of grand opera, operetta, light opera, and/or seldom-seen Broadway-style musical theater.

Utah State Fair - Encompassing a spacious 65-acres, the fair is Utah's largest single event, attracts more than 300,000 fairgoers.

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