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National Parks / Natural World in SALT LAKE CITY

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Salt Lake City has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Salt Lake City, Utah offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Salt Lake City itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • The Bonneville Salt Flats

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    (4 miles) Salt Lake City

    The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 km

  • Wasatch-Cache National Forest

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    (6 miles) Salt Lake City

    The majestic peaks and rugged backcountry of the Wasatch-Cache lie within easy reach of one of the west's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Encompassing nearly 1.3 million ecologically-diverse ...

  • Timpanogos Cove Park

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    (26 miles) Cedar Hills

    Five acres of gorgeous parkland with two play areas, basketball court, walking trails and plenty of open space to just go nuts in!

  • Discovery Park in Manila Park

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    (27 miles) Pleasant Grove

    Traditional family activities including baseball diamonds, lit tennis courts, soccer field, nature and walking trails. Plus a science playground!

  • Pineview Resevoir

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    (34 miles) Ogden

    Pineview Reservoir is the busiest reservoir for its size in the State of Utah. This is because of its close proximity to Davis and Weber Counties population centers. You can leave your home and be at ...

  • Ogden Nature Center

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    (34 miles) Ogden

    The Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre nature preserve open to the public for discovery and exploration. Outside you can enjoy picnic areas, tree houses, wander the trails and meet birds of prey. ...

  • Hardware Ranch Wildlife Area

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    (50 miles) Logan

    A visit to the ranch is both fun and educational. During winter months, a trip to Hardware Ranch makes a great outing that will provide the whole family with the memorable experience of viewing wild ...

  • Mirror Lake and Scenic Byway

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    (58 miles) Kamas

    The variety of terrain is immense, with farm and ranch territory giving way to imposing mountain routes and floral meadows around the waterways. Planned activities along the route include camping, ...

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  • The Leonardo

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    Salt Lake City

    The Leo introduces kids to one-of-a-kind, interactive exhibits and give them the ability to participate in the ever-changing programs, informative workshops, and fascinating classes based around ...

  • Museum of Church History and Art

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    (1 miles) Salt Lake City

    The Museum of Church History and Art tells the story of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through educational exhibits and programs. The museum collects and displays Latter-day Saint ...

  • Discovery Gateway Childrens Museum

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    (1 miles) Salt Lake City

    Interactive and role play exhibits created to give children the opportunity to imagine, create, learn and explore.

  • Fort Douglas Military Museum

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    (3 miles) Fort Douglas

    National Historic Landmark and Utah Military History Center. Learn the exciting history of the from from 1862 through 1991. The Museum is in a 1876 barracks next to the Parade Ground. Outdoor ...

  • Natural History Museum of Utah

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    (4 miles) Salt Lake City

    An incredibly Natural History Museum in Utah which offers amazing kid and family fun and education. With hands-on activities, and close up exhibits covering minerals, space, history, and of course - ...

  • Bountiful Davis Art Centre

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    (8 miles) Bountiful

    Bountiful/Davis Art Center began as a collaboration between the University of Utah and Bountiful City. The city's wish for closer, local opportunities for college courses and a general fine arts ...

  • Kimball Art Center

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    (22 miles) Park city

    The Kimball Art Center is Park City's non-profit community art center. For 30 years, the Kimball has provided a venue for Park City residents and visitors alike to experience the visual arts in an ...

  • Museum Of Natural Curiosity

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    (23 miles) Lehi

    Over 400 interactive experiences in this Utah museum filled with adventures! From rainforests, magic, locomotives and playgrounds....incredible family fun!

  • The Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point

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    (23 miles) Lehi

    Atmospheric sounds accompany you through larger than life exhibits featuring ancient landscapes ranging from Carboniferous forest to Jurassic ocean. 3D theatre also on site.

  • Hill Aerospace Museum

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    (26 miles) Ogden

    Hill Aerospace Museum is located on approximately 30 acres on the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, Utah, about five miles south of Ogden. The museum was founded in 1981 as a part of the ...

  • Utah State Railroad Museum

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    (32 miles) Ogden

    Visitors to the Utah State Railroad Museum at Union Station are treated to a variety of interactive and pictoral displays and artifacts illustrating the construction of the transcontinental railroad. ...

  • Treehouse Childrens Museum

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    (32 miles) Ogden

    A great, playful experience for the children to enhance their literacy and reading skills without realising they are learning!

  • Monte L Bean Life Science Museum

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    (37 miles) Provo

    The museum was opened to the public in 1978, is accredited by the American Association of Museums and maintains membership in the "Natural Science Collections Alliance". Research collections of ...

  • Springville Museum Of Art

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    (44 miles) Springville

    The Springville Museum of Art is a family-friendly museum. The Youth Gallery and Children's Sculpture Garden are specially made to delight young visitors. Check our website for up-coming events, ...

  • Brigham City Museum

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    (52 miles) Brigham City

    Natural history, art exhibits, and kids can have a go at ploughing, blacksmithing, butter churning and other period craft activities.

  • Western Mining and Railroad Museum

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    (91 miles) Helper

    The Western Mining and Railroad Museum is named so because of the engines required to help the trains climb the steep grades to Soldier Summit. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad established the town ...

  • Tracy Aviary

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    (2 miles) Salt Lake City

    Tracy Aviary is a beautiful collection of over 130 species of birds. A beautiful, relaxing and educational day out for the whole family within Salt Lake City.

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