Of all the zoos in the country this one is my favorite and I've been to the National Zoo and San Diego Zoo. Our family gets passes each year and go several times a year- it is a really big zoo and we usually don't have time to see it all in one day. There are a lot of inside exhibits so even in the winter there is plenty to see. Our favorites are the aquarium and desert dome.
This park is a lot of fun! There is a large wooden playstructure with small wooden train to play on as well as a real train that the kids can climb inside. Also, there are xylophones for the kids to play. We went in March and the train was closed and there were no trash cans. There is plenty of trail to walk on along the river complete with small waterfalls and even a deer enclosure.
We loved the nature center! My boys ages 1-11 spent a long time looking at all the taxidermy animals and watching the birds (and even a woodchuck) through the large viewing window. Upstairs was lots of fun with hands on exploration and puppets to play with. Just north of the parking lot there is a small playground with a few fake rocks to climb on. We didn't do any of the trails, but the view was still pretty even though it wasn't quite spring yet.
This place really is amazing! The detail is beautiful and left us awestruck. My 4 boys ages 1-11 and mother in law loved it. We came during spring break so there were no tours but we still had a great time walking around. There is even a playground right in front.
We love coming here for a day trip! The fossils are really easy to find and there are a few short hikes. I would definitely stop by the information center first. There is a shelter also for eating in.
We stopped at the Museum of Natural Curiosity while staying in Lehi in July- this is a huge warehouse childrens' museum that is jam packed full of kids. If your kids don't do well in large crowds then don't come in the summertime! It is a fun place you could spend all day at- but my kids don't do well in large crowds of crazy children so we only stayed a little bit.
AWESOME place! There is no fee they only ask for donations. There is a TON to explore and look at. Inside are uniforms, missiles, a tank you can climb in, a helicopter you can climb in, and tons of other vehicles. My kids' favorite was a little scene of the war that showed an explosion. Even if the museum is closed they have a bunch of tanks and trucks outside you can walk around and look at. The big garage that has all the vehicles is a little stuffy when it is hot and humid outside but bearable. It is definitely worth the stop!!!
This was a great stop for the kids on our trip! It isn't very far off the freeway either. You have to pay per adult/ vehicle but it is not much. The museum is very informative and there is an interactive kids area with Lincoln Logs they can play with. There are lots of buildings to explore and of course the fort (behind the museum). The buildings you walk into all have gift shops so be warned. There is a huge covered picnic area with bathrooms too. My boys loved the wooden rifles at the gift shop and ran around the fort pretending to be soldiers.
This was a fun stop- the kids (10, 7, and 4) loved panning for gems and there are plenty of small hikes. We didn't have time for the mine tour but did stop at the blacksmith place where the blacksmith talked to us. There is a huge picnic area to eat at. We went in July and it wasn't crowded at all.