Utah’s Bucket List

Travel expert, Joel Racker reveals Utah’s Bucket List just in time for your next summer road trip.


o Drink a world famous raspberry shake at Bear Lake- Soak up the summer time sun on the beaches of Bear Lake. After a full day of water activities, make sure to stop by for one of Bear Lake’s famous raspberry shakes.

o Feel the wind in your hair on a Moab off road adventure- Explore the beautiful red rock scenery from behind the wheel of a jeep or ATV. Moab holds a wide variety of outdoor adventures that will captivate the attention of even the most seasoned outdoor enthusiast.

o Search for the Great Heart of Timpanogos- Unlock hidden treasures high above the ground in Timpanogos Cave. Hunt for the unique stalactites and stalagmites formation called the Great Heart of Timpanogos.

o Take in the view from the balcony seats at the Utah Shakespearean Festival- “All the world’s a stage” at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and you haven’t really experienced it until you see a play from the balcony, just like nobility did in Shakespeare’s day. Period clothing optional.

o Dig for dinosaur fossils at a local Dinosaur Museum- Utah is rich with dinosaur history. There is a dinosaur attraction near you, here are a few:

 The Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point has one of the largest permanent dinosaur exhibits in the world.

The Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum in Vernal has indoor and outdoor exhibits of fossils, paintings of prehistoric scenery, and a dinosaur garden.

 The Eccles Dinosaur Park on the Ogden River Parkway has 100+ exhibits with life size dinosaurs, ocean creatures, and even flying reptiles.

 The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm allows visitors to view ancient dinosaur tracks that were recently discovered.


Joel Racker is CEO of Utah Valley Convention and Tourism Bureau and a board member for the Utah Office of Tourism. For more information, please visit www.UtahValley.com or http://Utah.Travel.

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