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|Bean Life Science Museum||Bike Trail - Provo River Parkway Trail|
|Bike Trail - Rock Canyon Bike Trail||Bike Trail - Squaw Peak Trail|
|Bridal Veil Falls||BYU Earth Science Museum|
Fine Arts Ticket Office
||BYU Museum of Art|
|BYU Museum of Peoples and Culture||Fort Utah|
|The Freedom Festival||McCurdy Historical Doll Museum|
|North Park Museum||Provo Historic Buildings Tour|
|Provo LDS Temple||Provo Town Square|
|Seven Peaks Resort Water Park||Sundance Resort|
|Utah County Courthouse|
|Utah Lake State Park||Utah Valley Symphony|
Life Science Museum
Located east of the Marriot Center near the BYU campus. Utah wildlife, birds, butterflies, shells, insects, live reptiles and marshland ecology. Live reptile shows, birthday parties, Saturday safari. Phone - (801) 422-5051
Trail - Provo River Parkway Trail
Maintained by both Provo City and Utah County, this 13 mile bike trail is wide enough for two-way bike passage. It begins at Utah Lake and goes through Provo along the Provo River to Geneva Road. This portion of the trail is known as the Lower Provo River Parkway. The second section of the parkway trail is known as the Provo Canyon Parkway. It also follows the river and passes through many city parks. The trail enters the mouth of Provo Canyon and ends near Bridal Veil Falls. . For more information on local bike trails, please contact the Provo Parks & Recreation Department (801) 379-6600.
Trail - Rock Canyon Bike Trail
1450 E. 2300 N. is where this trail begins at the Rock Canyon Trailhead. It continues through to the Rock Canyon campground where it connects to the Squaw Peak Trail. Parking is available for users, but there is no overnight camping in city parks. . For more information on local bike trails, please contact the Provo Parks & Recreation Department (801) 852-6600
Trail - Squaw Peak Trail
Starting off Hwy. 189, approximately seven miles north of Provo, this asphalt and dirt trail connects Provo Canyon with Hobble Creek Canyon. The route winds through aspen and maple forests and, in season, wildflower-spangled fields. The final miles are downhill. For more information on local bike trails, pleasecontact the Provo Parks & Recreation Department (801) 852-6600
This double cataract falls over 600 feet and is visible from Highway 189 in Provo Canyon. A 22 acre park near the base offers picnicking. Call 1-800-222-UTAH for information.
See more information on the falls.
Young University Museum of Paleontology
1683 N. Canyon Rd.,
Provo, Utah 84602.
Call (801) 422-3680 for more information.
This museum has one of Utah's largest collections of dinosaur bones from the Jurassic period. Supersaurus and ultrasaurus fossils and casts are on display. Extensive fossil collection. Tours, lectures, gift shop, hands-on and video activities. The museum is located west of Cougar Stadium.
Young University Fine Arts Ticket Office
Year-round university theatre, concerts and nationally renowned artists.
Phone - (801) 378-4322
Young University Museum of Art
Changing exhibits. Mon-Sat.
North Campus Drive
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602-1400
Family inter-active center, restaurant, bookstore, lectures, exhibits - both permanent and temporary and much, much more.
Young University Museum of Peoples and Culture
Anthropological artifacts and displays.
100 East 700 North
Phone - (801) 422-0020
America's Freedom Festival at Provo
One of America's largest Independence Celebrations. More than 30 events over a 21 day period highlight the founding of the United States of America. 25 events are free to the public, 5 events are participant entry-fee based, and two events are ticketed admission. More than 400,000 people participate in one or more of the events. The purpose of the festival is to educate, entertain and involve the community in honoring our nation. The Stadium of Fire spectacular is the anchor event of the festival with more than 50,000 people filling BYU's Cougar Stadium. Information on the festival can be obtained by calling the festival office (801) 818-1776 or on the internet at http://www.freedomfestival.org/. This is an annual event always starting on Flag Day (June 14) and ending on Independence Day (July 4)
4626 North 300 West, Suite 300
Provo, Utah 84604
Phone: (801) 818-1776
First built in 1849, this fort was to protect the new settlers to the area during the Blackhawk War. A scaled-down version has been recreated in Fort Utah Park at 200 North Geneva Rd., Provo, Also on the grounds are a playground, softball fields, horseshoe pit, soccer field, and a picnic area. A scaled-down version has been recreated in Pioneer Park at 500 W. Center St, Provo, The fort is open only by appointment.
Find more information on Fort Utah and the BlackHawk War. Find historical information for Fort Utah here
Historical Doll Museum
246 N. 100 E.
Phone - (801) 377-9935
This museum, located in a restored carriage house, features more than 3,000 dolls. Each doll is costumed in a variety of themes and displayed in various historical settings. There are 50 miniature rooms of dolls and furniture, and antique toys and games. A doll repair facility is also available. Tue-Sat 1-5 (this attraction may be closed, please check first)
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum
500 W. 500 N.
Phone: (801) 852-6609
The museum, located in North Park, displays Western art and artifacts from early Utah. North of the museum are original cabins of the second fort, built after the settlement outgrew Fort Utah.
Historic Buildings Tour
51 S. University Ave., This is a self-guided tour of some of Provo's historic building exteriors including the 1883 Provo Tabernacle. Information is available at the Utah Valley Visitor's Center.
2200 Temple Hill Dr., Provo. Phone - (801) 375-5775
The temple, built of white stone and topped by a gold spire, is framed by the cliffs of Rock Canyon. Visitors may tour the grounds. The Temple was announced in 1967. The groundbreaking was held in 1969 and the dedication was 9 February 1972.
The 12 building complex is a specialty theme mall. It contains restored historic buildings arranged around a brick plaza. It houses restaurants, shops, and entertainment facilities
North fork, Provo Canyon ,15 miles from Provo off Hwy. 92. The resort, founded by actor, Robert Redford, offers sites for snowmobiling, downhill skiing, fly-fishing, and mountain biking, ski school, ski rentals, crosscountry skiing, shops, restaurants, general store and lodging. The resort also hosts concerts, and is home of the Sundance Outdoor Professional Theater, Children's Theatre, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Sundance Institute for independent filmmakers and writers.
The elevation of the ski resort is from 6,100 to 8,250 feet with a vertical drop of 2,150 feet. There are two triples and one quad lifts. The ratio for runs is 20% beginner, 40% intermediate and 40% advanced. There are about 450 skiable acres. Conference facilities are available
8841 N. Alpine Loop Road
Sundance, Utah 84604
phone - General Information -(866) 259-7468
Utah County Courthouse
51 S. University Ave., Provo
Built of limestone in the 1920s and now restored, this building boasts classical detailing and artwork.
Lake State Park
I-15, 5 miles west of Provo. Phone - (801) 375-0731
The park offers sites for camping, picnicking and water sports. Ice skating and ice fishing are popular winter activities. A freshwater lake, Utah Lake spans the length of Utah County and is one of the West's largest natural freshwater lakes. Marinas are located in the park. American Fork, Saratoga - near Lehi, and at Lincoln Beach. The park has a visitor center and a handicapped accessible fishing area.
A number of concerts are held at the Provo Center for the Arts each year including school concerts and for the Senior Center. Previously, the orchestra performed at the Provo Tabernacle. The new home is the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo.
Phone - (801) 852-7007
Seven Peaks Resort Water Park
Over 45 heated water attractions,
including waterslides and a giant wave pool, and lots of shade give everyone
something to do. Open mid-May to Labor Day.
1330 E. 300 North
Provo, Utah 84606
Phone : (801) 373-8777
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