If you and your family have made your way south of Salt Lake City into Utah County, then you are in for a treat. This county has a long list of fun and affordable family activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Here is a look at 10 great options that your family is sure to love.
Settled in Utah’s scenic Uinta National Forest, the Alpine Loop Scenic Backway is a hike that starts at around 5,000 feet and goes all the way up to the canyon’s summit at 8,000 feet. If your family is particularly adventuresome, then they can tackle this hike in a single day, but there are great places to picnic at points all along the trail.
Along the Alpine Lop Scenic Backway is the American Fork Canyon, a hidden treasure of this area. The American Fork Canyon gives amazing views and is a great place to hike, fish, boat, camp, and countless other outdoor activities.
Located at the Monte L. Bean Museum in Provo, these shows exhibit over 2.8 million natural species that have been collected from around the globe. Families that are looking to save some money will enjoy free admission and free shows with the museum open until 9 p.m. most nights.
During the summer, the Orem Owlz minor league baseball team holds family nights during every Monday home game. Family packages typically include up to 5 tickets, 5 hot dogs, and 5 sodas for as low as $45. Anyone with a Seven Peaks Pass of All Passes will have free general admission to all regular season games.
There are a number of aquatic centers throughout Utah County, and many of them offer amazing family rates for as low as $16 for mid-week passes. Some of the most popular pools include Lindon Aquatic Center and Provo Recreation Center and Pool.
This is a spectacular 670 foot double cataract waterfall that has dumped millions of gallons into the Provo River. The falls can be seen from HWY 189, but most families will want to pull off and explore this amazing part of nature for a few hours.
Built by the army in 1858, Camp Floyd is a stagecoach and fairground area with family-friendly events every month. Depending on when you are in Utah County, you will have affordable options such as battlefield reenactments, pioneer living demonstrations, trade shows, and more.
Downtown Provo is a great place to spend the afternoon or a lazy weekend with the family. This area of the city holds regular events throughout the year and has over 50 independently-owned restaurants to choose from.
Farm Country at Thanksgiving Way is a great place for families to learn how an actual farm works. The price of admission includes a pony ride for the children and your family will be shown everything from egg collecting to milking cows.
While it is open throughout the year, Jolley’s Ranch is one of the most popular winter recreation areas in Utah County. A seven mile drive will put you and your family in a beautifully and scenic environment with 5 miles of well-maintained trails for snowshoeing, tubing, sledding, and cross country skiing.
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