Local Area Attractions
Our city has many wonderful opportunities to both keep you busy and enrich your visit with our awesome history. If there is something not listed that you would like to go see, please ask any of us at the front desk and we will do our best to get you the information.
LDS Temple Square
Historic Temple Square , the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gives personal tours in many languages upon request. The tours cover the grounds, gardens, historic buildings and an overview of the basic belief of the church. Presentations about the Book of Mormon or temples are available upon request. The North Visitors Center features paintings that depict events from the old and new testaments, the Christus Statue and a resource room.
Utahs Hogle Zoo
Visit the Zoo in the fall or winter! The Zoo is open 363 days of the year (the animals take Christmas and New Year's off) Come see polar bears, snow leopards, Siberian tigers, gorillas, snakes and giraffes. November 1 - February 28 from 9 am - 4 pm March 1 - October 31 from 9 am - 5 pm. Located about 25 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.
Antelope Island is located approx. 45 min. north of Salt Lake on I-15 North to exit 332 then west to the lake. There is a fee to cross the causeway to the island. This is a great way to enjoy the Great Salt Lake with beautiful scenery and wildlife to boot! There is a ranch with a cafe located there that is open to guests 9 am-6 pm.
Just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City off of I-80 E are the Park City Factory Stores. Over 40 merchants which include: OshKosh BGosh, Jockey, Nike, Nine West, Fossil, and Levis to name just a few. Park City is also the home to the Sundance Film Festival each winter and the ski jumping and luge sights from the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Heber Valley Railroad
Ride Utahs 100-year-old scenic steam railroad, through the alpine countryside of the Heber Valley, along the shores of Deer Creek Lake, and through breath taking Provo Canyon. Experience History in Motion, while enjoying Utahs scenic splendor aboard our daytime "Express" and "Limited" trains. Heber Valley Railroad is approx. 90 min. east of Salt Lake City. Take I-80 East to exit 146 Heber/Vernal ,turn right onto 100 South then left on 600 West.
Eccles Dinosaur Park
George S Eccles Dinosaur Park is located in Ogden Utah, 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City. I-15 N to exit 344, east on 12th street and follow signs for park. It is open Mon-Sat., 10 am to 5 pm with extended evening hours from April 1-Labor Day.
Kennecott Copper Mine
Kennecott Copper Mine ranks as one of Utahs most popular and fascinating tourist attractions. A Visitor's Center overlooking the mine itself features informative exhibits and videos, allowing you to observe the operations of the world's first open pit copper mine - dating back to 1906. Approx 32.5 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Directions to this attraction are available in the front office.
Lagoon Amusement Park
Local Amusement Park with lots of rides for all ages! A waterpark is located inside the gates. The Park is only about 30 minutes from our campground and the best part is that discount tickets are available in our front office!
Kingsbury Hall and other cultural venues
Kingsbury Hall is a center for the performing arts located on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake City is a center for many art forms, from art exhibits, opera, dance, dramas, musicals, to sports-Utah Jazz basketball, U of U football and basketball, Salt Lake Real soccer, to sports bars and comedy clubs. we will help you find entertainment that's just right for your mood. People also search for Abravanel Hall, Rice-Eccles Stadium and Energy Solutions Arena.
The USANA Amphitheatre is a 20,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, located in West Valley City, Utah. The Amphitheater is named after USANA Health Sciences, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements. It offers a view of the Wasatch Mountains.
Golden Spike/Promontory Point
The Golden Spike National Monument is where the east met the west. Come see where the Golden Spike was hammered into the railway on May 10,1869 as the Union and Pacific Railroads were joined together to span the United States.
International Peace Gardens
The International Peace Gardens, located on the banks of the Jordan River in Salt Lake City, was founded as a citizenship project and as a lesson in peace and understanding between nations. The endeavor is evidence that people from many lands can unite in building a monument to peace.
Wheeler Historic Farm is operated by Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation as an agricultural living history museum and outdoor recreation site. It is free admission to walk the farm but charges may apply to some of the activities. You can visit their petting zoo, milk a cow, take a wagon ride, or go on a historic house tour.