Super cool indoor playground. Monkey Mountain Grab a cup of coffe and enjoy watching your kids play. 22′ outside not a problem.
Check out Basin Recreation Full of fun activities for kids in Park City. Tons of drop in classes and activities.
Black Diamond Gymnastics offers “kids night out” on Friday nights. Best deal in town in my opinon. www.blackdiamondgym.com
Our lift-served, lighted tubing hill offers winter thrills for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a break from the ski slopes, want a fun activity to do after your day on the mountain or are searching for something unique and exciting, our tubing will fit the bill. The tubing hill consists of three lifts, including two conveyor lifts, and seven different tubing lanes which provide plenty of options to choose from. There is even a separate tubing hill for our littlest tubers. Our tubing is all fun, with no work and no skills needed. For hours, rates and more information, please visit http://www.gorgoza.com/gorgoza/info-and-rates
Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State Park near Midway offers the longest tubing lanes in Utah. The hill has lengthy 1,200-foot sliding lanes with lift service for towing people up the hill for tubing day or night under the lights, and a sound system keeps the airwaves full of enjoyable tunes. A trip to the Soldier Hollow tubing hill is affordable family fun-where kids are kids, and adults get the chance to be kids again. People literally race to get back in line as quickly as possible for another plunge. It’s a great outdoor activity for everyone to participate. To assure a quality experience, Soldier Hollow limits the sale of tubing tickets. On Saturdays and busy holidays, in particular, we encourage pre-purchase of tubing hill tickets. Tickets can be purchased in advance with a credit card at 435.654.2002 or in person at the Lodge.
Park City Ice Arena
This indoor ice arena out by 40 is HUGE….and kids under 5 skate FREE! We love to go to the ice arena on really hot days when the kids still need a bit of exercise. For directions and open ice times, please visit http://www.parkcity.org/index.aspx?page=190
PCMR Ice Rink
Welcome to Park City’s only outdoor ice skating rink! Enjoy open air ice skating at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. Ambient setting Christmas trees, lights, and music will put you in a festive mood. Bring your skates or rent them from us and of course warm up with delicious hot cocoa and beverages in our skate house. At the base of PCMR near The Pig Pen Saloon.
Midway Ice Rink
Open Monday through Saturday, this outdoor ice rink in downtown Midway, is fun for all ages! For hours and directions, please call 435-513-7988.
Utah Olympic Park
This is a must-stop destination for your out of town guests! There is free admission to a great indoor museum (fun to visit all year around), bobsled rides on the Olympic track, ski clinics for all ages, zipline rides, alpine slides, skeleton rides, and aerial/freestyle shows throughout the summer. During the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the venue welcomed more than 300,000 visitors during 16 days of competition. The Utah Olympic Park was the site of 14 events with three in ski jumping, three in Nordic combined, three in bobsled, three in Luge and two in skeleton. This acclaimed facility, recognized for one of the fastest sliding track and highest-elevated jumps in the world, has hosted multiple World Cup events in ski jumping, Nordic combined, bobsled, skeleton and Luge. http://www.UtahOlympicLegacy.com
Park City Museum
Hands on exhibits for the entire family, real jail cells from the mining days, an old fire engine, pretend mining play and lots of cool facts about our fair city–everyone should visit this local gem at least once a quarter. The entire family will love the experience and it is a fun place to take out of town guests. Located at 528 Main Street, the Museum is conveniently located across from the Public Transit Center, so catch a free inbound bus to the Transit Center, cross Swede Alley and enter the Museum from Main Street. For hours and more information, please visit http://www.parkcityhistory.org/visit/
This cute little zoo is located at the base of Emigration Canyon and spread out over 42 acres of natural hillside terrain and meandering tree-covered pathways. The zoo offers fabulous activities for kids of all ages: take a train ride, ride the carousel, play on the play ground, watch the animals or attend one of the many organized activities the zoo offers (Animal Encounters where kids get to feed the highlighted animal that day, Bird Shows, Animal Awareness Days, Puppet Shows, Learn To Be A Zookeeper class, etc). Helpful hint: the least busy days/times are Sundays all day and every other day of the week before noon. We love going to the zoo during shoulder seasons in Park City–it is usually quite a bit warmer and a lot drier in SLC than up here. Take a look at their website to see which program is being offered on any given day:
Monday through Friday from 10:30-12:30. Bring your children under 5 years of age to play indoors at the Basin Rec Fieldhouse. This is a great activity as the days get cooler. Your kids can run around, bounce on the bounce houses or ride their wheeled toys around (yes, it’s okay to bring bikes, trikes, push toys, etc). Just remember: only kids under 5 allowed on bounce houses and kids must be supervised at all times (this means it is not okay for you to run to store or upstairs to cardio area while your kids are playing). $4/family
Discovery Gateway children’s museum is located in the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake City. Discovery Gateway offers 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. In addition to their regular exhibits, they offer outstanding children’s classes like Music In Motion, Time For Tots, Little Scientist, Amazing Me and a series of Family Artworks classes. This is a great place to spend the day with fun, educational exhibits for your children to explore. To see a list of daily classes offered, please visit http://www.discoverygateway.org/classes-a-special-events. For information on show times and hours, please visit
Clark Planetarium is the perfect place to “See what’s out there.” Explore 10,000 square feet of exhibits and experience incredible visuals in the ATK 3D IMAX® Theatre or Hansen Dome Theatre. There are also many ‘free’ exhibits that allow your kids to get up close and personal with the galaxy (including a ‘real’ Martian and Lunar landscape that your little aliens can scamper through). The planetarium shows can be a little scary for the younger ones (i.e. The Violent Universe terrified our 4 year old) so choose your show carefully: http://www.clarkplanetarium.org/
Red Butte Garden
Red Butte Garden (right down the road from the Zoo nestled against the foothill) is a scenic paradise that offers acres of beautiful plants and flowers, meandering paths with shaded trees, grassy fields, ponds full of ducks you can feed and an exceptional children’s play area with cool sandboxes, a water feature, snake-shaped maze and fairy grotto. One visit and you will be hooked! Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it. Red Butte Garden offers lectures, classes, and events both informative and inspiring. From students to nature lovers, kids and families, there’s something for everyone at Red Butte Garden. Oh–and don’t forget your camera. For daily activities, art programs and lectures, please visit
It is a bit of a drive down to Lehi, but Thanksgiving Point is a large, fun-filled destination that your kids will love. Offers scenic gardens, educational facilities, quality restaurants, a world class golf course, and other activities at Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Children’s Discovery Garden, Farm Country, and the Museum of Ancient Life offer stimulating and engaging experiences in a safe, family-friendly setting. At Thanksgiving Point, we offer a range of hands-on educational opportunities for young and old. From structured instructor-led courses to flexible interactive exhibits, opportunities abound to take home new skills, knowledge, or experiences. This place is pretty big and, for smaller kids, one activity a day is probably all they will be able to handle. Older kids will want to stay all day, hopping from museum to museum and activity to activity. The only bummer is that, like many places in Utah, they are not open on Sundays. For directions, specific information about what to do and hours of operation, please visit http://www.thanksgivingpoint.com/plan/your_trip/location_and_hours.html
Jordanelle State Park
Just a few minutes outside of Park City, the reservoir at this state park is very popular for boating, water sports and fishing. The park’s campground is very nice and fills up quickly. This is a popular place for an afternoon escape or a quick overnight trip. Anglers fish for trout, bass and perch. They also offer a protected swimming area. The Jordanelle is also home to the Park City Sailing Association. For more information, please visit http://www.utah.com/stateparks/jordanelle.htm
Wasatch State Park
This is one of Utah’s most popular state parks. It is located close to Salt Lake City and offers beautiful scenery and year-round activities. Here you can golf, hike, bike, camp, horseback ride, snowmobile, cross-country ski, and snowshoe. During warmer months, reserve a tee time at the popular Wasatch Mountain and Soldier Hollow golf courses. In winter, ski or snowmobile through the alpine terrain. Located in the nearby (and oh-so-cute Swiss looking) town of Midway. For more information, please visit http://www.utah.com/stateparks/wasatch_mtn.htm
Summit County Historical Museum
The Summit County Historical Museum is located in the basement of the Summit County Courthouse at 60 North Main in Coalville, Utah. A walk through time, allowing visitors to picture what life was like in the area over the past 150 years. Open daily from 8-5 and admission is free of charge. The drive to the beautiful east side of our county is just one more reason to visit. For more information, please visit http://www.wgparkcity.com/guide/park-city-attractions/summit-county-historical-museum.html
Wheeler Historic Farm is an interactive working farm. Visitors can milk cows, view farm animals, and learn about the buildings and machines that made this 19th century farm run. Plenty of picnic tables are available if you choose to bring lunch or dinner. Children enjoy checking out the horses, cows, sheep, chickens, and rabbits at the animal pens. The Farm Machinery Exhibit Building showcases the equipment that Henry Wheeler used to run his farm. East of the entrance are many easy trails to wander where you can see ponds, wetlands, and beautiful flowers. Monday through Saturday at 5pm at the Dairy Barn & Milking Parlor, two cows are ready for milking. Wagon rides leave every 30 minutes from 10am to 5:30pm. Farmhouse tours run every hour on the hour from 10am-4pm. For more information, please visit
Swaner Eco Center
With expanded programming for youth and adults, interactive exhibits, an innovative theater, and space for unique events, the EcoCenter is designed to inspire a deep respect for the natural world. Explore, discover and learn about nature and the environmental topics that affect our daily lives. In our amazing new EcoCenter and on our breathtaking Preserve, we offer a wide range of exciting youth and adult programs, classes, lecture and film series, and community events. They have a fun climbing wall for kids, simulated wetlands & uplands treasure hunts, and other great hands-on exhibits for your little ones to enjoy. For hours and more information, please visit http://www.swanerecocenter.org/about_us/hours-admission-map.html.
Tracy Aviary is located on eight acres of land in the heart of Salt Lake City and maintains a collection of approximately 400 birds representing about 135 species. Many of these birds are considered rare or endangered. Watch birds in Birds In Flight experience, feed birds in the Amazon Adventure or Pelican Encounter and listen to information about birds during the daily Keeper Talks. Oh, and the Owl Forest opens this summer for the first time ever! Located in Liberty Park in SLC (a fun park to play in, complete with water feature, swimming pool and lots of playgrounds), the Aviary is open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, please visit http://www.tracyaviary.org/about/hours_rates.php
The Living Planet Aquarium
Visit The Living Planet Aquarium where you can come nose to beak with Gentoo Penguins, peer into the eye of a Giant Pacific Octopus, and pet a stingray. The Living Planet Aquarium is full of all sorts of things to see and do. Visit us today for an adventure that your whole family will love. The Living Planet Aquarium is Open every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day. For hours and directions (they are located down in Sandy–a bit of a drive but well worth it), please visit http://www.thelivingplanet.com/visitor_information.html
This free wildlife spectacle typically draws crowds from late August through early October when the salmon churn the waters. In mid-May through June, the trout put on a show. Any time of year this is a great, educational outing for everyone in the family (angler and non-angler alike). Stroll the boardwalk adjacent to the Strawberry Visitors Center and be sure to stop by the Trap House where biologists may be at work sizing up the passing fish and possibly harvesting their eggs. Located 23 miles SW of Heber at mile marker 41 on Hwy 40. For more information, please visit www.utah.com/fish/strawberry_resevoir
The Homestead Crater
Located in nearby Midway (a cute little town to visit in and of itself), the Homestead Crater boasts a year around temperature of 95 degrees and provides a great way to try scuba and scuba certification. Less adventurous folks can soak on the surface in the silky smooth water that feels like a bath. Encased in a 55 ft high dome of beehive shaped rock, the crater is the site of a go-thermal hot spring (the first mining pioneers used to soak there!). You enter the tunnel carved in rock that opens onto a small dock from which you can submerge into the mineral-rich water. An opening in the top of the dome allows for cooler air from the outside to merge with the warmer air on the inside. For more information on hours and location, please visit www.homesteadresort.com
Heber Valley Railroad
Vintage and restored coaches are pulled through the beautiful Heber Valley by a variety of locomotives, including two 1907 Baldwin steam locomotives and three vintage diesel electric locomotives. Our track runs the original Denver & Rio Grande Western rail line along US Highway 189, across the valley floor, alongside the renowned Provo River to Vivian Park. Utah’s 100-year-old Heber Valley Railroad is a tourist passenger railroad that runs through a beautiful, lush valley, along the shore of a year-round recreational lake and through a steep, forested canyon. Amenities onboard include heated coaches in the winter, restrooms, a snack coach and gift shop. The Heber Valley Historic Railroad’s history began in 1899, when trains served the pioneers who first settled the valley. Our goal is to help you enjoy a slice of Americana which has otherwise disappeared. The train ride, depot and atmosphere around the rail equipment, yards and buildings have been designed to be educational to young and old. For more information, please visit http://www.hebervalleyrr.org/about/
This Is The Place
The West…just as it was! Step back in time with a visit to This Is The Place Heritage Park. Utah’s premier living history attraction, come and explore our rugged, fascinating past! Just like the east coast living history parks but with the Utah’s own unique twist. You’ll also see artisans and interpreters demonstrate 19th Century frontier life in a working environment. While you look on, the blacksmith explains his trade while he creates items used elsewhere in the Village and the furniture-maker turns ordinary wood into a masterpiece! A lively variety of domestic skills are demonstrated in Village homes. You can watch wool being carded and spun into yarn that will be colored with a kaleidoscope of dyes made from native plants, many grown right here at the Park. At another historic building, candles are being dipped layer-by-layer over a small open fire in the back yard and quilting demonstrations are sure to leave you warm at heart! A visit to the Park is not a tour of historic artifacts behind velvet ropes and glass, but a true experience of life as it was in the early days of the West. The Native American Village offers a window to a world long since gone, where members of Utah’s indigenous tribes interpret the history of their native people. You can also enjoy the Park from the comfort of one of our three replica trains and see and hear the history of the settlement, or simply spend the day walking the quiet streets on your own. For hours and more information (they are closed on Sundays), please visit http://www.thisistheplace.org/what_to_do.shtml