Framed by majestic mountains, waterfalls and the sparkling Utah Lake, Provo overflows with cultural attractions and academia. Home to Brigham Young University, it boasts an abundance of museums, art galleries, music venues and outdoor activities.
Things to do in Provo
Brigham Young University cradles many of the state’s renowned museums. Spend the day museum-hopping at BYU Museum of Art and Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum or explore the collection of dinosaur fossils at BYU Museum of Palaeontology. You’ll also find a fully-functioning Gutenberg Press at the Crandall Historical Printing Museum.
Visit the Thanksgiving Point complex to enjoy golf and garden displays, as well as at least 400 interactive exhibitions in the Museum of Natural Curiosity. Don’t miss seeing the Jurassic dinosaur collection and 150-million-year-old dinosaur egg at the North American Museum of Ancient Life.
Discover Provo’s dining scene on University Avenue, where you can enjoy farm-to-table cuisine at Communal Restaurant or Sri Lankan dishes at The Banana Leaf. Experience Native American cooking at The Black Sheep Café, which serves “three sisters” of corn, pole beans and squash.
Dive into nature at Provo Canyon with a hiking, biking, rafting or ice-climbing adventure or explore the area on two wheels along the Provo River Parkway. The Parkway runs along Utah Lake, where you can fish for white bass, walleye, panfish and catfish or go sailing, canoeing or jet skiing.
Getting around Provo
Buses run through parts of Provo, with increased routes in the university district. You can also use taxis, rideshares and bicycle hires. Rental cars are available within the city, at Provo Airport or at Salt Lake City International Airport, located an hour away.