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City Guide 2008 | Get Oriented: See And Do Downtown & Around Town Page 2

By City Weekly Staff
Posted // February 1,2008 -
Around Town Museums

Utah Museum Of Fine Arts Holds ancient and modern collections (about 18,000 objects) from the world’s cultures: African, Egyptian, Greek, Asian and European as well as works by Utah artists. 410 Campus Center Drive, 581-7332

Utah Museum Of Natural History
Numerous exhibits including dinosaur bone collections, local Indian artifacts and demonstrations of Utah geological history. 1390 E. Presidents Circle, 581-4303
Thanksgiving Point Includes Museum of Ancient Life, a championship-caliber golf course, Thanksgiving Point Village, and the Farm Country. 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, 801-768-2300

Day Trips
Antelope Island Hikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers enjoy trails on this popular island in the Great Salt Lake. Picnicking, camping and boating facilities are available. The island is home to a roaming herd of 600 bison, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep. A visitor center offers information on the island’s unique biology, geology and history. Syracuse exit on I-15 north of Salt Lake City

Eccles Dinosaur Park
See life-size creatures and hear them roar in the park’s six acres. Watch technicians prepare fossils or visit the hands-on exhibits. 1544 E. Park Blvd., Ogden, 801-393-3466

Heber Valley Railroad
Utah’s historic steam passenger railroad is a tourist attraction based in Heber City. The track follows the Provo River to Vivian Park near Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon. 450 S. 600 West, Heber, 435-654-5601

Kennecott Bingham Canyon Copper Mine
One of the largest human-made excavations ever dug. Visitors’ center displays photographs, exhibits, and more. Located in the Oquirrh Mountains approximately 25 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. 252-3234

Lagoon Amusement Park
The state’s largest amusement park features one of the nation’s oldest wooden coasters as well as kiddie rides, games, a water park and more. Open seasonally. 275 Lagoon Drive (15 miles north of SLC just off 1-15), 451-8000

Ogden Union Station
Built in 1924, Ogden Union Station was the center of transcontinental rail traffic for more than 50 years. Today, it is home to train and art museums, a visitors’ center, model train shop, and a restaurant. 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden, 801-393-9886

Olympic Park
The 389-acre Utah Olympic Park was built for the 2002 Winter Games for Nordic jumping and the sliding sports of bobsled, luge and skeleton. Now used for national and international competitions, it also serves as a year-round training ground for development and high-performance athletes. Visitors can tour the Alf Engen Ski Museum and/or take a bobsled ride of their own. 3000 Bear Hollow Drive, Park City, 435-658-4206

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