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10 Fun and Unique Places to Visit in Utah

unique places to visit in Utah

Are you looking for fun and unique places to visit in Utah? If so, you have come to the right place. Here is a list of ten of the most fun and unique places to visit in Utah.

  1. Gilgal Garden- This unique garden is full of unique and somewhat weird sculptures and other artifacts. Examples include a sphinx with an image of the head of Joseph Smith on it, and other similar objects. Free and open to the public you can visit it most days during the daytime.
  2. Red Butte Gardens- Visit these beautiful gardens and enjoy plants and species native to both Salt Lake City and elsewhere.
  3. Dinosaurland in Vernal- Dinosaur National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains on the border between Colorado and Utah at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. Come and checkout this monument dedicated to lots of prehistoric dinosaurs.
  4. The Salt Flats and the Tree of Life- The Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in Tooele County in northwestern Utah. The area is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville and is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake. The Tree of Life is an interesting sculpture located on the salt flats. You can learn more about it here. 
  5. Heber Creeper- Enjoy the experience of riding on an old fashioned train. You can experience a classic train ride or enjoy one of their themed or party rides. Located in Heber City, Utah about a 40 minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City.
  6. Museum of Natural Curiosity- located in Lehi at Thanksgiving point this fun and unique place to visit in Salt Lake City is about a 45 minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City. Featuring over 400 interactive experiences, you can chose a new adventure each time you visit. Fun for the entire family.
  7. Masonic Temple of Utah– Located along South Temple, the Egyptian faced building is the seventh home of Freemasonry in Salt Lake City, and is the current seat for the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Utah, the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Orient of Utah, Grand York Rite Bodies for Utah, El Kalah Shrine, Grand Bodies for all the Masonic youth groups, and six Masonic Lodges. Open for tours and upon reservation, the Masonic temple offers a unique and different learning experience.
  8. Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point– Also located at Thanksgiving Point, you can roam among the dinosaurs, explore a Carboniferous Forest, and dive deep into a Cretaceous Ocean at the Museum of Ancient Life. Come visit one of the world’s largest displays of mounted dinosaurs with 60 complete dinosaur skeletons in our galleries, along with more than 50 hands-on exhibits. This is the destination to enjoy learning about our pre-historic animals, playing with toy dinosaurs in the Erosion Table, and digging for fossils in the quarry dig.
  9. Antelope Island- Check out the antelope of course, but also see buffalos and other animals plus the Salt Lake and surrounding nature and scenery.
  10. McCurdy Historical Doll Museum in Provo– An incredible collection of historic toys, miniatures and over 4,000 dolls displayed in a restored carriage house.  A treasured spot for little girls from 3 to 103 and guys will like it too.  Displays include toy soldiers, First Ladies of America, American Indian dolls, dolls representing women of the Bible, rare boy dolls, 47 rooms of miniature furniture and much, much more.

Have you visited any of these fun and unique places to visit in Utah? If so, comment and tell us which one is your favorite.