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Rock Climbing in Rock Canyon

When our family first got into rock climbing, I was under the impression that if we wanted to get to the best climbs, we would have to hike, drive, or travel hours away from where we lived in Mapleton. Then, we started climbing in Rock Canyon. One of the best places to go rock climbing in Provo is…

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Utah Valley Fireflies: Thompson Century Farm

While growing up in the excessive heat of Arizona, I often heard about the wonder of summers in Utah Valley. A cool river to tube in, hikes along rivers, and a waterpark at the base of a mountain made Utah Valley sound like a haven during the warm months of the year. Now that I live here myself I…

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Beginner Rock Climbing in Utah Valley

Utah County has some of the best climbing destinations in the world. With so many different options, it can be hard to choose where to start. In fact, climbing here can sometimes feel like reading the menu at The Cheesecake Factory. Here are my recommendations for where to go as you learn to rock…

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15 Favorite Ice Cream Parlors in Utah Valley

To celebrate National Ice Cream Day this Sunday July 17, we’ve compiled a list of favorite ice cream parlors in Utah Valley! With the exception of Handel’s (because they’re too delicious to leave off this list) - all these ice cream parlors are local or chains started here in Utah! Make your ice…

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Summer Splashing in Utah Valley

Here are the best Splash Pads in Utah Valley! They are sure to be a hit with you and your kids. Courtesy of Natalie Ockey 1) Creekside Park Address: 100 S. 600 East, Alpine Hours: Daily, 10am-8pm 2) Highland Town Center *currently closed due to mechanical issues* Address: 5400 W. Civic Center…

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Utah Dinosaurs Come Alive at Dinosaur Island

Utah knows dinosaurs! In fact, Utah is home to one of the top-10 places to discover dinosaur fossils in the US. Our prehistoric allure brings in thousands of tourists every year. The sheer variety of dinosaur species discovered here makes Utah extremely special – carnivores and herbivores…

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