Bingham Canyon Mine Visitor Experience - Learn about the history of this amazing mine and see first-hand the gigantic scale of its operation, vehicles and artifacts. Discover how ore gets refined to become an essential element–copper–in today’s technology. The Visitor Experience is dedicated to educating the public about the importance mining plays in modern life, safe mining practices and responsible environmental stewardship.
Deseret News Marathon - Join the Desert News Marathon on Pioneer Day for a marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K. The last two miles of all of the races are along the parade route and the course is lined with people cheering on the racers. with tons of stores and museums for kids and adults!
Gateway Mall - Tons of stores and museums for kids and adults!
Lagoon – One of the only family owned amusement parks left in the country. With over 60 thrilling rides, 40 challenging games, live entertainment, a beautiful water park, and the largest "kiddie land" of any amusement park in the nation, Lagoon offers something for everyone to enjoy.
Liberty Park - packed with kid-friendly fun including Tracy Aviary, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a playground, and a duck pond.
Millcreek Canyon - a quick drive from Salt Lake and packed with dog and kid-friendly hiking and biking trails!
Natural History Museum of Utah - There are more than 1.6 million objects cared for at the Natural History Museum of Utah, and each one has a unique and fascinating story to tell. Even the Rio Tinto Center, which houses the Museum, one of the most breathtaking buildings in Salt Lake City, has obscure architectural details to be shared. Interactive and engaging for everyone from toddlers to grandparents!
Pioneer Day - Bring your family and enjoy a three-hour parade, fireworks, rodeo, midway games and amusement rides, musical performances, picnics, and parties that take place all over the Salt Lake City region. Two days before the parade, you can visit Heritage Park for an authentic glimpse of what pioneer life was like at a village of 40 original and replica homes and businesses with costumed interpreters. Some events are free, and some require tickets.
Summer Bobsled Experience – Experience the thrill of a lifetime in a bobsled on the 2002 Olympic Sliding Track. The Track was home to bobsled, skeleton and luge events during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games.
For the summer season, the bobsleds are modified to roll on the track’s concrete surface. One of our professional pilots takes up to three passengers per bobsled. Expect to reach speeds up to 60 mph, all in less than a minute!
Thanksgiving Point - Family-fun entertainment and valuable learning experiences. Roaming with dinosaurs at the Museum of Ancient Life, exploring a working farm at Farm Country, strolling the 55-acres of botanical beauty at the Ashton Gardens, climbing on a high ropes course at the Museum of Natural Curiosity, or visiting a butterfly conservatory and insectarium are just a few of the numerous activities that await you when you visit!
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You can also get a Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass which includes admission to 13 different family friendly attractions around town!