90+ fun things to do in Salt Lake City with kids

Posted By Allison on Jun 13, 2016


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Hello!

If you live near Salt Lake City or are planning a visit, this is the ULTIMATE list of ways to fill your summer vacation – and most other months of the year too! I’ve collected every fun activity I can think of between Ogden and Provo to keep your family busy, happy and off their screens.

Many of the paid attractions on this list offer deals on Groupon and other deals sites, so check for discount vouchers before you go! If you’re a Groupon newbie, find my tips for getting the most from Groupon HERE.

There is no way I’ve thought of EVERY fun thing there is to do in Salt Lake City. If one of your favorites is missing, please recommend it in the comments.

90+ FUN things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah with kids! Lots of free and cheap options here. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer

Amusement Parks

Salt Lake County and Park City

Cowabunga Bay, Draper

Snowbird Summer Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon – Read my full review HERE!

Park City Mountain Resort, Park City – Read my full review HERE!

Utah Olympic Park, Park City

Davis/Weber Counties

Lagoon Amusement Park, Farmington – Read my full review HERE!

The Rush Funplex, Syracuse

Salomon Center, Ogden

Utah County

Provo Beach – Provo

Multiple Locations

Seven Peaks Water ParksCLICK HERE for information about the Pass of All Passes.

  • Salt Lake City
  • Provo

Boondocks

  • Draper
  • Kaysville

Classic Fun Center

  • Sandy
  • Layton
  • Riverdale
  • Orem

Kangaroo Zoo

  • Ogden
  • North Salt Lake
  • Pleasant Grove

Trampoline Parks – Read my tips for trampoline parks HERE!

Parks and Gardens

Salt Lake County

Liberty Park, Salt Lake City – FREE!

Sugar House Park, Salt Lake City – FREE!

Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City – Read my full review Red Butte Garden!

Wheeler Historic Farm, Salt Lake City – FREE!

International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City – FREE!

Gilgal Garden, Salt Lake City – Read my full review HEREFREE!

Davis/Weber Counties

Antelope Island State Park, Syracuse

Utah County

Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi – Read my full review HERE!

Pools and Splash Pads

Splash Pads – Nearly every city on the Wasatch Front now has a FREE splash pad. Hooray! Link to a big list of splash pads HERE.

Public Pools – Gone are the days when the city pool was just a big concrete swimming hole. Now we have tube slides, water playgrounds, wave pools and so much more, for a really reasonable price! Here are a few favorites:

Zoos and Museums

Salt Lake County

Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City – Read my full review HERE!

Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City – Read my full review HERE!

Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City – Read my full review HERE!

The Leonardo, Salt Lake City – Read my full review HERE!

This is the Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City

Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City FREE!

Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum, Salt Lake City FREE!

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City

Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City FREE!

Tour the Governor’s Mansion, Salt Lake City FREE!

Davis/Weber Counties

Hill Aerospace Museum, Roy – Read my full review HERE! FREE!

Eccles Dinosaur Park, Ogden – Read my full review HERE!

Ogden Nature Center, Ogden

Treehouse Museum, Ogden

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Draper

Utah County

Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi

Museum of Natural Curiosity, Lehi – Read my full review HERE!

Trails

Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Idaho border to Nephi – hike portions of this trail all along the Wasatch Front FREE!

Salt Lake County

Ensign Peak, Salt Lake City FREE!

Temple Quarry Trail, Little Cottonwood Canyon – Read my full review HERE! FREE!

Utah County

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork Canyon – Read my full review HERE!

LDS

Temple Square, Salt Lake City – Read my full review HERE! FREE!

Church History Museum, Salt Lake City FREE!

Family History Library, Salt Lake City – Read my full review HEREFREE!

Conference Center, Salt Lake City FREE!

Historic Beehive House, Salt Lake City FREE!

Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City FREE!

Libraries

City Library Events, Salt Lake City – Read my full review of the magnificent downtown branch HERE! FREE!

Davis County Library Summer Programs FREE!

Weber County Library Summer Programs FREE!

Provo City Library Summer Programs FREE!

Movies

Summer Movie Clubs

Drive-In Movies

Free Outdoor Movies

College Campuses

There are a lot of fun things to do on college campuses, and they are usually uncrowded in the summer. Look for museums, bowling, libraries, book stores and lots of interesting things to see.

University of Utah – See the Olympic torch! FREE!

Brigham Young University – They have a fun dinosaur museum! FREE!

Weber State University – We love bowling here!

Sports

Pro Baseball

Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns

Bowling – Kids can bowl two FREE games every day of the summer at these locations. Learn more at www.kidsbowlfree.com.

  • Orchard Lanes, North Salt Lake
  • Delton Bowling Lanes, West Valley City

Shopping Centers

Farmers Markets – Find a current list of Utah farmers markets HERE. Read my tips for visiting a market with kids HERE. FREE!

See the dancing fountain at Station Park, Farmington FREE!

Color Me Mine

  • Salt Lake City
  • Draper
  • Ogden
  • Provo
  • Park City

Miscellaneous

Star Gazing Parties – Read my post about star gazing in Utah HERE! FREE!

Ride TRAX or FrontRunner – Use them to get to your destinations, or just ride for fun! Kids under age 6 ride FREE. Get an all-day group pass for $15. Read my tips HERE.

I know I didn’t get them all! Please add your favorite places in the comments.

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Hi there! I am the founder of Tips for Family Trips. I am a married mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, living near Salt Lake City, Utah. We took our first child on a two-week road trip when she was four weeks old and we have been traveling as a family ever since. We love to get out of the house to see and do fun things, both far away and in our own neighborhood.

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