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Things to See & Do in Utah Valley

Utah Valley is famous for its stunning mountains, outdoor recreation opportunities, and its role as the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics. With the breathtaking Alpine Scenic Loop and Nebo Scenic Loop byways, you can experience the best of the region's natural beauty. Don't miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in Sundance Mountain Resort and explore the thriving software and tech companies that call this area home.

Downtown Provo

Explore charming streets lined with historical buildings, boutique shops, and a…

1. HIKE STEWART FALLS

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2. ZIPLINE AT SUNDANCE

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Zipline at Sundance

Sundance Resort’s Zip Tour offers a 360 perspective of Mount Timpanogos from over 2,100 feet in the air. It’s the largest drop and the third-longest zipline in North America.

3. VISIT BRIDAL VEIL FALLS

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4. DINE IN DOWNTOWN PROVO

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5. ENJOY THANKSGIVING POINT

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Thanksgiving Point

The Lehi FrontRunner stop will take you to Thanksgiving Point, one of the most popular destinations in Utah Valley. Take the whole family to the Museum of Natural Curiosity, the Butterfly Biosphere, The Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens, and more!

6. EXPLORE HISTORY AT CAMP FLOYD STATE PARK

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Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum:

The United States Army, Mormon Pioneers, Stagecoach Travelers, and the Pony Express met at Camp Floyd and the town of Fairfield. The Army arrived in 1858 and constructed Camp Floyd to suppress a supposed Mormon rebellion. The Army remained here for three years before being recalled for the Civil…

7. VISIT THE SRI SRI RADHA KRISHNA TEMPLE

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Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

In the midst of Utah's predominantly LDS culture, the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork stands as a testament to religious diversity. This Hindu temple, with its vibrant cultural offerings and vegetarian buffets, is a unique spiritual and cultural oasis in Utah Valley.

8. KAYAK AT TIBBLE FORK RESERVOIR

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9. RAFT OR FLOAT THE PROVO RIVER

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Rafting on Provo River

Provo River challenges the rugged whitewater image of Utah with family-friendly rafting. It's a gentle yet engaging river experience, offering a laid-back alternative to the state's more intimidating rapids, perfect for family outings and beginner rafters.

10. CELEBRATE AT A SUMMER FESTIVAL

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Festivals Every Weekend

Experience the vibrant culture of Utah Valley through our diverse festivals! In June, enjoy the Spanish Fork Rodeo and Strawberry Days in Pleasant Grove. July brings the American Fork Steel Days and Spanish Fork Fiesta Days. Don't miss the 39th Annual Payson Scottish Festival! In August, immerse…

11. BOOK SUNSET SAILING ON UTAH LAKE

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Sailing on Utah Lake

One of the best kept secrets in Utah Valley is sailing on Utah Lake. The lake measures 148 square miles and is Utah's largest freshwater lake. There are three mountain ranges surrounding the lake, including Mount Timpanogos, which provides an absolutely breathtaking backdrop. You don’t need to have…

12. EXPLORE TIMPANOGOS CAVE

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Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is located on the Alpine Scenic Loop in American Fork Canyon. The cave system is well known for its colorful formations, unique helictites, fault-controlled passages, alpine surroundings, and rich history. Three natural caves are connected by man-made tunnels where…

(BONUS) TEE UP AT TOP GOLF

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Top Golf

With one of the most beautiful backdrops, you can play many different golf games with your friends! No t-time needed, just show up!

(BONUS) PLAY AT UNCHARTED WORLDS

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Museum of Natural Curiosity Uncharted Worlds

More than 400 hands-on exhibits make the Museum of Natural Curiosity one of the best children’s museums in Utah. Explore Rainforest and Kidopolis, where hidden treasures and secret passageways challenge the adventurous and engage the young at heart.

(BONUS) UTAH COUNTY FAIR

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Restaurants Near BYU

Enjoy a culinary journey near BYU in Provo, with options like the renowned Tree Room at Sundance Mountain Resort and top-rated restaurants such as Communal, Black Sheep Cafe, Block, and Bistro Provenance. For local favorites, try Bam Bam’s BBQ, J-Dawgs, Two Jacks Pizza, Mozz Pizza, and Strap Tank Brewery, ensuring a delightful dining experience for all tastes.

Drinks

Looking for a drink in Utah County? Visit Sundance's Owl Bar, Clear Water Distilling, ABG's Libation…

Hotels near BYU

Discover comfortable lodging options near BYU in Provo when coming to see a Big 12 game. Rest and rejuvenate at recommended hotels like Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Hyatt Place Provo, Sundance Mountain Resort, Residence Inn by Marriott Provo North, Residence Inn by Marriott South University, and Springhill Suites Provo. Additionally, if you're in search of the perfect event venue, these hotels feature spacious ballrooms ideal for hosting gatherings of various sizes. Explore options like Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and Utah Valley Convention Center for your event needs.