West Valley City, Utah
The Salt Lake City metro region is growing, and West Valley City is its biggest suburb. The second largest city in all of Utah, West Valley City is an ideal spot to check out while you’re visiting the area. It’s home to the Maverick Center, where lots of great sporting events and concerts take place, and of course, the mountain views can’t be topped. When you’re heading through Salt Lake City and its environment, stop by in an RV rental West Valley City UT for awhile and check these places out.
Popular Tourist Attractions
Space may be the final frontier, but the Clark Planetarium (in Salt Lake City) is easy to get to from West Valley City. Featuring the most advanced digital star show in the entire country, the planetarium’s shows take guests on an interstellar ride through the cosmos. Some are even in 3D! The facility also has awe-inspiring exhibits, including video from the Hubble Space Telescope, a Foucault Pendulum, meteorites, and other displays about man’s attempt to reach for the stars. An IMAX theatre with all sorts of science and nature programming is also on site. See the planetarium’s webpage for specific show times and plan a trip in one of the many RV rentals West Valley City UT.
Also in Salt Lake City is Hogle Zoo, which is home to over 800 animals. Visitors to the 42-acre park can visit diverse and unique exhibits like an Asian highlands village with various types of leopards, an African savannah featuring zebras and giraffes, the Elephant Encounter (no explanation needed), and polar bears in Rocky Shores. The Zoofari Express train takes visitors around by rail, and in the summer months, bring your swimsuit and a towel for some good wet fun at the zoo’s Lighthouse Point Splash Zone. The zoo is open year round, with more hours in the summer months for RV rentals West Valley City Utah visitors. Admission is $14.95 for adults, less for seniors and children.
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
A beautiful place to visit year round, the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum features stunning outdoor exhibits against the backdrop of majestic peaks. In warmer weather, it’s a great spot for outdoor strolling through the many different gardens and on-site waterfall. There’s a visitor center and orangerie (or conservatory) as well, the former of which features rotating art exhibits. In the summer, the Garden plays host to numerous concerts and activities. It’s open daily, and admission tops out at $10 for adults; all admission charges, however, are cut in half during December, January, and February. When you RV rent West Valley City Utah, make sure to stop by Red Butte Garden and Arboretum.
Campgrounds and State/National Parks
Mountain Shadows RV Park
Just south of West Valley City in Draper is this park that’s frequently named best in the mountain west. Full hookups are the norm, the amenities are plentiful (game room, restrooms, jacuzzi, laundry, free wifi, a playground, and more), but the best part is the scenery. Stay the night, and you’ll see why it’s called Mountain Shadows.
Cherry Hill Camping Resort
In Kaysville, just north of West Valley City, is where you’ll find Cherry Hill Water Park and its neighboring Camping Resort. There are 180 RV sites, and full hookups are available. The amenities specifically for campers aren’t as robust as some other sites, but then again, you’re right there at Cherry Hill, where you can enjoy the playground, water park, mini golf, jungle maze, aeroball, jungle boats, and so much more.
Tanners Flat Campground
Head southeast out of West Valley City to the Tanners Flat Campground. It’s located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, which has an elevation of over 7000 feet. The campsite itself is not as updated as some of the more upscale RV parks (no hookups or modern conveniences are really available), but that’s a small price to pay for crisp mountain air, great hiking and camping, and amazing views. If you want to park your RV in a more rustic setting, this is the place.
Utah Grizzlies at the Maverick Center
Whether you’re a die-hard hockey fan or just enjoy going to sporting events with a crowd, a Utah Grizzlies game is a great night (or day) out with the family. It’s ECHL hockey, so it’s the minors, but it’s still exciting, with all of the fast plays, big goals, and hard hits of the NHL. Catch an up and coming star and root along with the local crowd. The season runs from mid-October through the beginning of April, and it’s not usually hard to get tickets just before a game.
Head to West Valley City’s Centennial Park in mid-June for WestFest, the city’s big celebration of itself! It’s a real carnival atmosphere, with everything you’d expect from a big fair (rides, food, games, and the like), plus 5k and 10k fun runs, a symphony concert, a movie under the stars, fireworks, and much more.
You may not have heard of West Valley City, but once you visit, you’ll see why so many people are proud to call it home. It’s got the right mix of laid back suburban calm and natural beauty, and it’s so close to the urban excitement of Salt Lake City. Go to RVshare and read the RV rental West Valley City reviews and book soon!
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