Utah Nature March 20, 2017
You’ve Never Seen A Garden Like This One In Utah
I’ve lived in Utah my entire life, and I’m still finding little gems that I’ve never heard about. Recently, I stumbled upon this cool little garden in a remote part of the Beehive State. You’ve got to check this out!
According to its website, ATK Thiokol produces "space propulsion systems" and "missile propulsion systems," among other things.
What does that mean? Basically, the company creates rockets that launch spacecraft into orbit, as well as systems that propel missiles to their targets.
Usually, the public only sees stuff like this on television, but ATK has created a Rocket Garden that is open and free to the public.
You can get right up close and personal with some of the greatest technology that's ever come out of the Beehive State.
You might remember watching the Space Shuttles lifting off into orbit.
Some of the rocket boosters that help the shuttles make it into space were manufactured right here, and you won't believe how huge they are!
This rocket garden allows visitors to stand right next to the hull of a rocket booster.
Each missile or booster has an interpretive sign that tells you what it is.
You can read a little bit about the technology and how it was used.
This little garden is pretty remote - it's about 20 miles west of I-15 at the Corinne exit.
While it's not large enough to warrant a trip just to see it, you could definitely pair it with other attractions in the area.
Last month, we created a fun day trip that included Spiral Jetty, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the Golden Spike Historical Site.
This little garden is right in the same area, so it would make an excellent addition to the trip. ATK Thiokol is located just a few miles before you reach Golden Spike National Historic Site.
Click here to see our road trip
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Day Trip Of A Lifetime for even more fun!