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Utah Places of Interest

Top Locations to Visit In Utah

Featured Photo: Historic Utah Governor’s Mansion, 603 E S Temple, Salt Lake__ScottyReed

Salt Lake City Area

Temple Square
Cathedral of the Madeleine
The Historic Governor’s Mansion
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Crone’s Hollow – Pagan Community Center

Red Butte Garden

Tracy Aviary

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

This Is The Place Heritage Park

Liberty Park

The Beehive House

Trolley Square
602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City

Sandy

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Rio Tinto Stadium

West Jordan

Gardner Village
Kennecott Copper Mine

Murray

Murray Park

Park City Area

Utah Olympic Park
3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098
(435) 658-4200

Utah County–Utah Valley

Lehi

Thanksgiving Point

American Fork

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Provo

Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Brigham Young University
Campus Dr, Provo, UT 84602

Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Springville

Springville Museum of Art

Spanish Fork

Krishna Temple

Payson

Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center

Tooele County

Bonneville–Wendover

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

Stansbury Park

Stansbury Park Observatory Complex

Grantsville

Utah Motorsports Campus

The Old Grantsville Church

Davis County

Syracuse

Antelope Island State Park

Weber County

Ogden

Eccles Mansion – Community Art Center

Juab County

Little Sahara Sand Dunes

San Juan County

The Four Corners

Central & Southern Utah Area

Mystic Hot Springs
475 E 100 N, Monroe, UT 84754

Train Ride Provo Canyon

Heber Valley Railroad up Provo Canyon, Utah, Utah County, Family Train Rides

Climb aboard for breathtaking scenery and a time to unwind during this relaxing, three-hour ride. Capture stunning views of Mt. Timpanogos and the dramatic landscape of the glacier-carved Provo Canyon.

The Provo Canyon Limited departs from The Heber Valley Railroad Station, follows the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir then travels along the banks of the renowned Provo River to Vivian Park. You will have a layover of approximately 20 minutes at the Park, where the little passengers can play at the playground, and the grown-ups can enjoy the riverside views.  The return trip to the Heber Depot is just over an hour aboard the train.

Daily Train Rides (Except Sunday)

Heber Valley Railroad
450 S 6th W, Heber City, UT 84032
(435) 654-5601

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is home to more than 4,000 animals representing 650 species, showcasing ecosystems from around the planet including kelp forests, coral reefs, the deep ocean, Antarctic waters, Asian cloud forests, South American rain forests, and the waterways of our home state of Utah and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

  • SEArenity Yoga
  • Nights Under Lights
  • Movie Nights
  • Summer Camps
  • Watch Penguins & Stingrays Swim

Nights Under Lights Show
Ecosystem Exploration Craft & Observatory EECO

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
12033 Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper, UT 84020
(801) 355-3474

SnowBird

Utah Summer & Winter Mountain Resort

  • Ariel Tram
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Utah Local Favorite
  • Octoberfest
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Alpine Slide
  • Mountain Coaster
  • Little Cottonwood Canyon

Snowbird Event Calendar

Snowbird Summer & Winter Resort
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Highway 210, Snowbird, UT 84092
(801) 933-2222

Trolley Square

Historic Trolley Station Turned Boutique

  • Historic 1900s Trolley Station
  • Shopping Center
  • Local Boutiques
  • Restaurants
  • Museum
  • Art Galleries
  • Local Favorite
  • Tourist Attraction

Trolley Square Event Calendar

Trolley Square
602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 521-9877

Gardner Village

BoutiquesHoliday EventsVillage Setting
RestaurantsHistoric MillEvent Venues
Children ActivitiesHome DecorMagic Shows
WitchFestChristmas ElvesWoodland Fairies
Photo SettingsWeddingsBrick Lined Paths
Farm AnimalsChocolate WagonEscape Rooms

Gardner Village
1100 West 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088
(801) 566-8903

Dickens’ Christmas Festival

Utah Annual Dickens’ Christmas Fair

Transport yourself to another place and time, as the sights and sounds of nineteenth-century London come alive at the Dickens’ Christmas Festival! Shop for that special, one-of-a-kind gift, as you stroll the streets of Olde England and enjoy entertainers in period costumes filling the holiday air with carols. Mini-productions of Charles Dickens’ “Scrooge” and “Oliver Twist”, and many more performing groups, combine to bring your family the spirit of Christmas past and present.

  • Local Boutiques
  • Shopping
  • Handcrafted Goods
  • Live Entertainment
  • Christmas Shops
  • Seasonal Treats

November 18-20, 2021,  10 am–9 pm

Dickens Christmas Festival
Utah State Fairpark
155 North 1000 West, Salt Lake

December 1-4, 2021,  10 am–9 pm
Dixie Convention Center
1835 Convention Center Dr.  St. George

Moab Folk Festival

For over 18 years, the Moab Folk Festival has grown into one of the nation’s top music showcases and has expanded the definition of “folk” to include music that reaches beyond traditional boundaries – including bluegrass, indie folk-rock, folk-fringe punk, celtic-folk and modern acoustic artists.

  • Moab Folk Camp
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food Vendors
  • Beer & Wine

November 6-7, 2021
November (1st Week) Annually

Moab Folk Festival
Moab, Utah

Utah State Fair

The largest single annual event in Utah featuring live concerts, entertainment, rides, rodeo, art, barnyard friends, little hands on the farm,  ice cream festival and more.

  • Monster Truck Insanity Tour
  • Demolition Derby
  • Rodeo
  • Live Music
  • Wild West Fun Park
  • Lumberjack Show
  • Live Performances
  • Thrill Shows
  • Demonstrations
  • Exhibits
  • Animals
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Utah Old Time Fiddlers

September (Week 2 & 3) Annually

Utah State Fair
Utah State Fairgrounds
155 N 1000 W, Salt Lake