Cache County


Blue Bird Candies


Cox Honeyland & Gifts


Destination: American West Heritage Center 
Time: Summer is the only time to catch it all outside of special events, closed on Monday, Tues-Sat 11-4
Cost: $5 adults/$3 kids ages 3-11 OR $40 for general family membership


Box Elder County


Destination: Wagon Land
Time: year round - arrange in advance
COST: FREE (donation encouraged)

Destination: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Time: Year-round, 8-5pm weekdays, 10-4 Saturdays, closed on federal Holidays
Cost: FREE



DestinationGolden Spike National Historic Monument

Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: Winter $5/vehicle; Summer $7/vehicle



Davis/Weber Counties


Destination: Ogden River Parkway
Time: Daytime, before dark
Cost: FREE

DestinationHill Aerospace Museum (right off I-15 near Roy)

Time: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9am - 4:30pm
Cost: FREE

DestinationCatholic Monastery
Time: A great trip for the summer or fall
Cost: FREE
DestinationDinosaur Park
Time: ??
Cost: Homeschool Rate of $3/person!
DestinationOgden Nature Center (right off I-15 on Ogden's 12th St. exit)
Time: We loved it in the early fall, closes at 5 on weekdays and 4 on Saturday, is closed on major holidays
Cost: Adults $4; children ages 2-11 are $2
DestinationTreehouse Museum
Time: Important to note that during the school year, this museum closes at 3pm on Mondays
Cost: Children 1-12 are $6, 13+ are $5
Salt Lake County
Destination: Pioneer Memorial Museum
Time: Closed Sundays, closes 5pm except Wednesday at 8pm
Cost: Free admission, donations appreciated
Destination: Discovery Gateway
Time:  Opens at 10, closes at 6 on weekdays, 7 on weekends, closed Sunday
Cost: $9.50 for everyone age 2 and up; $6 on Sundays; $4 for kids only for field trip groups
Destination: Wheeler Farm
Time: Open year round during daylight hours
Cost: Free to go - cow milking at 5pm, wagon rides, and farm house tours all extra $
Destination: This Is the Place
Time: Open year round - we went early summer and in the morning, stayed for apx 3 hrs
Cost: $11 adults, $8 children age 3-11
Destination: State Capitol Building and the Ensign Peak hike
Time: Ensign Peak NOT open in Winter; we did the hike in the morning and capitol in the afternoon in the summer - total 3 hours
Cost: FREE
Time: Gardens open May - September - 2 hrs for your first time
Cost: FREE
DestinationWelfare Square
Time: Welfare Square - 1 hr tour
Cost: FREE
Destination: City Capitol Building
Time: 2-3 hours -  open year-round, official tours run during the summer on Mondays at 12pm and 1pm
Cost: FREE
Time: 2-3 hours - open year-round
Cost: FREE
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Time: for the price, stay as long as you can and go when there won't be crowds!
Cost: Adults $17.95, Teens ages 13-17 $14.95, kids ages 3-12 $12.95. If you have a group of 20 or more you can receive a $2 discount per person
Destination: Clark Planetarium and Gateway Mall's Olympic Plaza Fountains
Time: 2-3 hours
Cost: FREE
Time: 2 hours
Cost: FREE on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month
Time: We spent the better part of 3 hours here including eating, but could have spent more time, if we had it.
Cost: 4 times a year, the museum has a free day - if you don't go on that day, I recommend getting a membership. There is more to see than you can possibly take in on one day unless your kids have a 4+ hour attention span
DestinationTracy Aviary
Time: 2.5 hours, Summer morning and early afternoon is when we were there
Cost: adults $7, kids 3-12 $5 (groups over 10 get $1/person discount so bring friends!)
Time: 3-4 hours - the Nature Park would be terrific any season, and check with or call the synagogue before going
Cost: FREE
DestinationThe Leonardo (Museum)
Time: a lot to get your money's worth
Cost: Adult $8, kids over 12 $8, kids 6-11 $7, kids 5 and under FREE
DestinationMemory Grove
Time: 2-3 hours, Meditation Chapel opened summers on Wednesdays from 12-3
Cost: FREE
You can grab a free sack lunch from the government near this park from 11:30-12.
Utah County
Destination: BYU Museum of Art
Time: Mondays-Saturdays all year long
Cost: FREE
Destination: Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at BYU
Time: Mondays - Saturdays all year long
Cost: FREE
Destination: Provo City Library
Time: Standard City Library hours
Cost: FREE
Destination: Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork
Time: I think your best bet is to hit one of the many festivals hosted at the Temple
Cost: Tours are free, though donations are encouraged. Food is cheap - $6 for an adult plate; Festivals are also cheap.
Destination: Museum of Natural Curiosity in Lehi
Time: I don't know that there is a less-crowded time to go...
Cost: $15/adult; $12/child 3-12 years old
Southern Idaho

Time: May 15-Oct 1: M-Sat 9-5 / Oct 15-May 15, closed to groups smaller than 20: W-Sat 11-4

Cost: kids 4-7 are $5, 8-17 are $9, adults 18+ are $12; Field trip groups: $4.50 students, others 3+ are $2
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