National Parks / Natural World in Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City
The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 km
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 acres, including seven Wilderness areas, the Forest is ...
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!
Pleasant Grove
Traditional family activities including baseball diamonds, lit tennis courts, soccer field, nature and walking trails. Plus a science playground!
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 the waters edge within one-half hour. The scenery ...
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. Inside you can explore two green buildings to learn abo...
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 Rocky Mountain elk up close. During the summer, the...
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, fishing, cross-country skiing, hiking, ATVs and snowm...
Kemmerer
Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fish, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of...
City Of Rocks
(126 Miles)
Almo
This unique geologic area became a landmark in 1843 for California-bound emigrants. They left wagon ruts across the landscape and their signatures in axle grease on Register Rock, Camp Rock and many others. A few granite pinnacles and monoliths ar...
Dinosaur
As you explore the craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago world where the largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died. While the main exhibit wall of dinosaur fossils is closed, some fossils can be seen by hiking from the Temporar...
Torrey
The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust known as a monocline, extends from nearby Thousand Lakes Mountain to the Colorado River (now Lake Powell). Capitol Reef National Park was established to protect this grand and colorfu...
Twin Falls
he Sawtooth National Forest is a very special place here in the heart of Idaho. We hope you will take the time to learn about this "working/producing" National Forest. Managing and protecting your land is most challenging - not only because of the va...
Ely
W ard Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is located in the Egan Mountain Range approximately 18 miles south of Ely, Nevada. This beautiful park is mostly known for its six beehive-shaped historic charcoal ovens; however, the park offers an array of ...
Moab
Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, like the world-famous Delicate Arch, as well as many other unusual rock formations. In some areas, the forces of nature have exposed millions of years of geologic history. The extrao...
Wilson
Tour Teton Raptor Center's rehabilitation clinic and Raptor Barn at the historic Hardeman Ranch in Wilson, Wyoming. Meet our resident raptors and learn about birds of prey in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Tours are approximately one hour. Please...
Moab
Canyonlands preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselv...
Ririe
Offers natural hot and warm pools, plus summer pool with diving board and 350ft water slide! Plus zip line tour, golfing and fishing.
Lagoon
(17 Miles)
Farmington
From roller coasters to rapids to the Rocket - get ready for the ride of your life! Lagoon boasts over 40 rides that will thrill, chill, excite and delight you. Fly the Bat, twist and turn on the Spider, splash on Rattlesnake Rapids, or zip upside do...
West Valley City
Leisure pool with the state's tallest indoor water slide! The center also offers a great many sporting opportunities from weights to dance, a climbing wall, and a soft-play "edutainment" room for children.
Kearns
Outdoor recreation pool includes: water slide, childrens play feature, and shallow depths,Outdoor Splash Pool & Play Zone,Outdoor 1000 Gallon Dump Bucket and Indoor recreation pool includes: water slide, childrens play feature, current canal, and two...
Sandy
This place has literally everything: from an outdoor water park to an indoor adventure playground, from the air cannons blast zone to the 3D laser tag, plus bouncing, bungeeing, skating and more! They have great offers too, so stay all day and do it ...
Kaysville
Come to Cherry Hill prepared to get wet! Huge wet play pirate ship with sound effects, lazy river, slides and flumes plus dry fun too!
Layton
Laytons year round ocean!
Orem
# 25 yard (6 lane) x 25 meter (8 lane) lap pool # 2 (one meter) diving boards # Dual Slide & Plunge Pool 2,500 sq ft (48" height requirement on slides) # One deep drop slide # One serpentine slide **Children under the height requirement are allo...
Provo
The largest waterpark in Utah with 16 waterslides a 500,000 gallon wavepool, kids swimming areas and slides, a giant half pipe tube ride, 100ft free fall drop slides and a moving lazy river. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking f...
Crystal Hot Springs
(1)
(63 Miles)
Honeyville
Nestled at the feet of the Wasatch Mountains, Crystal Hot Springs is a natural wonder. It is one of two locations in the world that has both a natural cold and hot spring, both less than 50 feet apart. Crystal Hot Springs has been a favorite spot ...
Downey
Offers family fun with waterslides, naturally heated pool, hot tub, water playground, campground, cabins,yurts, tepees and more.
Lava Hot Springs
(129 Miles)
Lava Hot Springs
Swim, Dive and Slide at Lava's Olympic Swimming Pool & Waterpark
Green River
The Green River Recreation Center is a multi-purpose, physical, and social activity center for Green River and area residents. It is the goal of the center to provide you and your family with a healthy, happy environment where all can share in fun, f...
Tracy Aviary
(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.
Hogle Zoo
(4 Miles)
Salt Lake City
Utah's Hogle Zoo is a Utah treasure. Located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931, the Zoo is one of the top visited attractions in the state of Utah and the number one paid tourist attraction in Salt Lake City. Spread out over 42 acres, it's...
Draper
The Living Planet Aquarium is fascinating and educational day out for the whole family, featuring a host of sea creatures to get up close to, with educational opportunities to understand the Earth and its living ecosystems.
Logan
Hooting, honking, howling, growling, bugling, squawking, and quacking are just some of the exciting and diverse sounds you'll encounter at Willow Park Zoo. The zoo provides sanctuary to 11 mammal species, a mixture of relaxing reptiles and fish, and ...
Pocatello Zoo
(1)
(147 Miles)
Pocatello
The Pocatello Zoo specializes in wildlife native to North America's Intermountain West. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Idaho
Tautpaus Park
(187 Miles)
Idaho Falls
Watch the flock of threatened African Penguins, experience a wallaby mob on the move, discover the gibbons aerobactic abilities or surround yourself with sights and sounds of South American birds in the walk-through aviary. Stop by the Children's Zoo...
Tautphaus Park Zoo
(2)
(187 Miles)
Idaho Falls
Watch the flock of threatened African Penguins, experience a wallaby mob on the move, discover the gibbons aerobatic abilities or surround yourself with sights and sounds of South American birds in the walk-through aviary. Stop by the Childrens Zoo ...
Provo
We specialize in River Raft and Kayak adventures close to Park City and Salt Lake city. Our popular Raft 'n Rails adventure includes a ride on the Historic Heber Railroad and a raft trip down the river with lunch.
Ririe
A real working cattle ranch on 4000 beautiful acres in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho. With plenty of room to ride, families enjoy the relaxed pace, natural beauty, and genuine old west experiences. Wildlife, starry skies, fresh air.
Salt Lake City
Features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love. They also provide great food for the family including freshly baked pizzas and a garden fresh salad bar. They are a g...
Salt Lake City
FatCats is All Out Fun! Youll find an environment of Fun, Food and Friends at all locations - so come on down... lets play! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Utah
Jungle Jims
(10 Miles)
Midvale
Jungle gyms has a lot of fun for kids 0-12. Indoor activities such as child-sized rides, arcade games, and a jungle play soft playground with tunnels, tubes and slides. Its great for bad weather days as is all indoors.
Jump N Bounce
(12 Miles)
West Jordan
Indoor Family Fun Center. Center filled with 10 Large Inflatables including hoops, large slides, and ultimate challeges.
Draper
Boondocks Fun Center and The Back Porch Grill Restaurant is one of Utah's newest and greatest family attractions. Admission is FREE and the park is open year round. There are both indoor and outdoor attractions for every age to enjoy. Miniature Golf,...
Jump On It
(30 Miles)
Lindon
Utah's biggest and best trampoline park is filled with over 10,000 sq. feet of indoor trampolines and awesome inflatable blowup slides and bounce houses!
Hop 2 It
(181 Miles)
Twin Falls
7 inflatables for kids of all ages including maze, obstacle course, giant slides, classic bounce house and a jousting arena.
Leos Place
(189 Miles)
Idaho Falls
Is a family friendly pizzeria also offering a great little multi level adventure softplay frame with all the classic equipment from climbing to sliding and beyond.
Blast Off
(190 Miles)
Idaho Falls
Indoor Family Fun Center featuring: Splash Tag, Twilight Zone Arcade,Land of Make-Believe ,Black Hole Mini-golf,Galactic Galaxy Playground Cosmic Climb Rock Climbing, Laser Tag Phazer Tag and Paintless Paintball.
The Leonardo
(0 Miles)
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 science, technology, art and creativity.
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 art and artifacts worldwide in a way that offers an e...

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