Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Address: UT-63, Bryce, UT 84764 - MAP
Phone: (435) 834-5322
Web: www.nps.gov

The majestic panorama of nature intermingling with your senses is something to behold from any of the strategically placed lookout points at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Utah's crown jewel of a National Park brings together not only Utah's natural beauty, but celebrates its cultural diversity as it embraces nature. Freeze-thaw cycles, not a river, formed this magnificent and always changing geological attraction, and temperatures stay in the comfortable 80s range during the day and dip into the 40s at night. But don't let the chilly night leave you cold as the lack of light pollution allows you to see even more stars with even greater detail in the deep evening sky.

Clark Planetarium

Clark Planetarium

Address: 110 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 - MAP
Phone: (801) 468-7827 (STAR)
Web: clarkplanetarium.org

Launch a day filled with fun, learning, and attractions by visiting the Clark Planetarium. Begin with the ATK Go for Launch Exhibit that is a fascinating history of rocketry, how rockets work, as well as a multiple choice video presentation that is so vivid, it literally draws you into space!

You will also experience how much fun it is to learn about constellations, telescopes, the International Space Station, meteorites, and the solar system itself. Equally amazing is the new Cosmic Light Show that fills your senses and might quite possibly be a stairway to Heaven itself! There's also an IMAX Theater, where special presentations mark man's voyages into space.

Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum
Family Friendly Attraction

Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum

Address: 300 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 - MAP
Phone: (801) 532-6479
Web: www.dupinternational.org

Want to peek into a world where pioneers worked to establish Utah as the state that we know and love? Ever wonder what guns, tools, and even musical instruments from the 1800s looked like? Would you like to see where one of the state's true pioneers, Brigham Young, actually slept? Answers to all these questions and more can be found in the exhibits and attractions at the Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum.

See an actual bed that was owned by Brigham Young, see looms that were used to make clothes and other fabrics, and even delve into an archive that tells the tale of the city's rich history. Over the four floors that present this expansive view of the state's history, your family will marvel at what has been preserved as well as marvel at how it all connects us to this very moment.

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Family Friendly Attraction

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum

Address: 444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 - MAP
Phone: (801) 456-5437
Web: www.discoverygateway.org

In a world where kids are told to not touch something, it's nice to be welcomed into a place where hands-on experiences are encouraged and welcomed! Discovery Gateway Children's Museum is located in the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake City, and not only will the kids love it, mom and dad will have a great time experiencing everything too!

From hosting a TV newscast to participating in a real helicopter rescue, kids will experience adventures that they had only imagined. But thanks to the professional staff, state of the art facility, and an environment that is designed to foster a kid's sense of adventure, Discovery Gateway is the perfect stage upon which family fun is the main attraction.

FastKart Speedway
Family Friendly Attraction

FastKart Speedway

Address: 3969 South 500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84123 - MAP
Phone: (801) 261-3668
Web: www.fastkartspeedway.com

For every kid who's ever wanted to get behind the wheel and put the pedal to the metal, Salt Lake City's FastKart Speedway is a dream come true!

FastKart Speedway offers indoor go kart rentals and indoor kart racing wheel to wheel that can include up to eight drivers - that all adds up to some friendly but fierce competition! Plus, enjoy attractions like pool, video games and snacks as you root for your favorite driver or wait your turn to get behind the wheel. This is also the perfect place for birthday parties and other family gatherings. It's fun in the fast lane, so make plans to spend some time at FastKart Speedway!

Paintball Addicts
Family Friendly Attraction

Paintball Addicts

Address: 1001 West 2610 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 - MAP
Phone: (801) 886-8899
Web: www.pb-addicts.com

There's nothing quite like the experience of playing a game of paintball. The running back and forth, the ducking and moving away just in time to avoid getting splattered, and the thrill of directly hitting your target with a good dousing of paint - that's what it's all about at Paintball Addicts!

Many of those adrenaline-rushing moments await you and the kids at Paintball Addicts, an attraction that is not only big on fun, its large playing field, clean playing surfaces and professional staff ensure the safety of all players regardless of their skill level. And if mom and dad or even grandma and grandpa want to come along but won't quite suit up to run around, there is a sizable spectator area for them to watch all the fun. This is a friendly and exciting experience for the whole family, one that will be long remembered years after the paint gets washed off.

Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden

Address: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 - MAP
Phone: (801) 585-0556
Web: www.redbuttegarden.org

Red Butte Garden is nature's haven to get you away from all the hustle and bustle, and give you a chance to really commune with nature. The whole family will not only enjoy the deep, clean breaths of air and dazzling scenery, but there is much to explore and learn in this truly enchanting corner of the city.

Seven Peaks Waterpark
Family Friendly Attraction

Seven Peaks Waterpark

Address: 1771 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 - MAP
Phone: (801) 377-4386 (4FUN)
Web: www.sevenpeaks.com

Make the ultimate splash this summer at Seven Peaks Waterpark! So much fun in the sun awaits, as the season runs from Memorial Day Weekend, May 28th through Labor Day, September 5th.

Among the many aquatic attractions is the Wave Pool, which allows you to play in the three foot swells and feel like you're at the beach (without the sand, of course) in its impressive 500,000 gallon expanse. Then there's the Waimea, which challenges all thrill seekers to take the plunge at nearly 30 miles per hour down a 244-foot-long head first slide to the bottom. The kids with less of a daredevil tendency will love the Lazy River that allows you to drift at a leisurely pace in your floatie. Another fun option is Dinosaur Bay, an amusing activity pool full of lily pads and an inviting play structure for toddlers and younger park goers to enjoy some cool relief.

This Is the Place Heritage Park

This Is the Place Heritage Park

Address: 2601 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 - MAP
Phone: (801) 582-1847
Web: www.thisistheplace.org

Want to remember how the West was won? Then This Is the Place Heritage Park will give you the chance to relive the story! This sprawling, 450-acre historic park is packed with so many stories and attractions that the highly knowledgeable staff will go above and beyond to make sure you take in as much as you possibly can!

Let the Visitor Center be your first clue, as it is a stunning replica of a 19th Century sugar mill. There, you can choose your plans for the day, but don't forget to see all the breathtaking monuments in the Statuary Walk. And it doesn't matter what time of year it is, there's always something fun and interesting on the park's very busy calendar of events. There are dozens of Special Event Days, concerts and other notable happenings that will make you want to return again and again!

Tracy Aviary

Tracy Aviary

Address: 589 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 - MAP
Phone: (801) 596-8500
Web: tracyaviary.org

With the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Tracy Aviary is open every day of the year. That's 363 opportunities for you and your family to let your knowledge of birds take flight!

Tracy Aviary offers year-round exhibits and attractions, bird shows, and educational experiences for all ages. Nothing can quite describe the wonder and awe that will be put into motion when you experience a flighted bird experience as the birds and their trainers present a spectacle that underscores how wondrous nature can be! And, you can also take a trip to the Amazon Thursday through Sunday and come up close to some of the Amazon Basin's most energetic and engaging birds. The time for each of these is limited to 15 minutes and only 8 people per feeding, but the wait is well worth getting up close!

Utah's Hogle Zoo
Family Friendly Attraction

Utah's Hogle Zoo

Address: 2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 - MAP
Phone: (801) 584-1700
Web: www.hoglezoo.org

Utah's Hogle Zoo was founded back in 1931 at the mouth of Emigration Canyon and it remains one of the most visited attractions in Utah. There are over 800 animals in residence. Among the many must-see specimens are the five endangered species of Asian cats, African elephants and white rhinos. And, the little ones will take delight in riding on the Conservation Carousel, featuring hand-painted models of endangered or threatened animals, so it's fun and educational at the same time.

Switch to Desktop View