Pile the family in the car and head out for a quick trip that will only last a
day. You have likely been to Provo before, but you might have overlooked
some of the places where you can find some fun.
Dale and Michelle Bartlett have written the book on Day Trips from Salt
Lake and outline some of the things to do in Provo.
-The original Seven Peaks – wet fun for the whole family
-16 water slides
-1/2 pipe tube ride and 110 ft. free fall drop slides
-Summer pool parties with a 50 ft. Jumbo movie screen
-Gaze at the stars two ways:
1) Royden G Derrick Planetarium at the Eyring Science Center
great night time fun in the middle of the day
2) Eyring science center’s star parties – The real thing in the
mountains east of Provo go up and learn everything you wanted to
about the stars
-The Monte L Bean Museum BYU – Have your ever seen a Liger?
Here you will visit Africa, China, Russia and North America as you see
animals from each region. They also offer live animal shows, classes and
-Bridal Veil Falls – (Provo Canyon)
Hiking, biking and walking trail, and just dipping your
feet at the base of the falls.
-Covey Arts Center– Art galleries
-Theatre/performances, concerts, etc…
-Rock Canyon -(behind the Provo Temple)
-Rappelling, hiking, mountain biking, sledding, horseback
riding, caving, wilderness programs, etc….
-Take a tour or tube down the Provo River (BYU rents outdoor
-Scera Center for the arts – Orem/Founded/1933, SCERA is a
non-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to the development and
advancement of arts and culture, arts education, and wholesome and
affordable family entertainment.
-Outdoor theatre/performances, concerts,
-Scera Art Gallery
-Orem Heritage Museum
-Amazing mix of musicals and theatre
-Indoor Grand Theatre/feature films
-Art, Drama, music and Dance Classes
-Theatre for Young Audiences
-Aug. 28 -Free musical Fireside/Michael
You can find the Bartlett’s book, Day Trips From Salt Lake City online or in
local bookstores. You can also find them on facebook or through their