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Tracy Aviary

A Utah Top Pick destination, Tracy Aviary is one of the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  It has grown and evolved over its more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation.

Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 596-8500

May Events
Moms can visit Tracy Aviary for free on Mother’s Day Weekend

CITY EVENTS

Best Utah City Events

Utah City Community Event Calendars, Holiday Activities, Theatre Acts, Parades, Rodeos, Car Shows, Music Concerts, Festivals, Markets, Art Shows, Dance Performances, Live Entertainment

Photo: Comic-Con, Salt Palace Convention Center __ScottyReed

*Best designates cities with most/best event calendars/websites

Salt Lake City Area

Park City Area

Provo Utah Valley Area

Ogden North Salt Lake Area

Logan Cache Valley Area

Southern Utah Outlining Areas

Jordan River Parkway Trail–Winchester Park

Photo: Jordan River Parkway Trail bridge crossing Jordan River near Winchester Park in Murray, Utah __Scotty Reed

Bicyclist riding Jordan River Parkway Trail with mid-January snow near Winchester Park, Murray, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail Photo Album

Jordan River Trail Map

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

The Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”.

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce-Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing. The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Bonneville Salt Flats Utah Clouds

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Bonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motorsports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motorsports in 1912 but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*
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Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set the highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meets on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled-down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized scattered between the larger public meets.*

Dog Events

Utah Dog Parks & Events

Off-Leash Utah Dog Parks, Pet Events & Activities, Dogs

Bark At The Moon
May 21, 2022, 4–8 pm
The Gateway, Salt Lake

Dog Days of Summer
Dinner With Your Dog
May-October, 2022, Tues & Wed
Log Haven, Millcreek Canyon

Utah Dog-Friendly Parks

Salt Lake Area

Bountiful Brickyard Bark Park
250 W 1050 S, Bountiful

Midvale Union Park
7360 S 700 E, Midvale

Sandy Dog Park
9980 S 300 E, Sandy

Draper Dayland Dog Park
300 E 13400 S, Draper

Magna Regional Park
4042 S 7200 W, Magna

*Working on this… 5/18/2022