This Family Friendly Road Trip Through Utah Leads To Whimsical Attractions, Themed Restaurants, And More
The perfect road trip is an excellent way to spend time with your family and to make some cherished memories. Utah is the best place for a family-friendly road trip as there are attractions all over the state that every member of your family will enjoy. To help you focus on your family, rather than the planning, we sat down and created the ultimate family-friendly road trip in Utah. So, pack your bags, fill your fuel tank, and let’s go!
Our family-friendly road trip begins in Lehi at Thanksgiving Point. We will travel 131 miles to Ogden, passing various museums, attractions, and restaurants along the way. Plan for at least 2.5 hours of drive time. If you want to customize this road trip based on your own starting or ending location, you can use
this interactive map
Museum of Natural Curiosity, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi
Our first stop on our road trip is one where you can spend a lot of time — an entire day if you wanted. The Museum of Natural Curiosity is one of the largest interactive museums in the Beehive State. There are more than 400 interactive exhibits that bring the world to life for every member of your family. Make sure to visit this museum’s
for information on hours, tickets, exhibits, etc.
3605 Garden Dr, Lehi, UT 84043, USA
Heber Valley Railroad, Heber City
Your entire family will love a scenic train ride on a historic train.
The Heber Valley Railroad
offers several ride options complete with a concession car, live entertainment, and more. During your ride, you will capture incredible views of Heber Valley, Deer Creek Reservoir, the Wasatch Mountains, and more.
450 S 6th W, Heber City, UT 84032, USA
Dairy Keen, Heber City
Dairy Keen has been a favorite place to eat in Utah for more than 75 years. This train-themed restaurant is exciting for adults and children with its train toys, train tables, and even a model train that circles around the restaurant. Plus, the burgers and shakes are incredible. You can learn more about this themed restaurant in Utah
in this article
199 S Main St, Heber City, UT 84032, USA
Olympic Park, Park City
Olympic Park is a 400-acre venue that was built for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. During this stop, you can take a tour of the venue and learn about the Olympic games. You can also take a ride in a bobsled and if visiting during the summer, you can enjoy plenty of thrills on the zipline, Alpine Slide, extreme tubing hill, and more. Visit the
Olympic Park's website
for more information on the activities offered at this incredible venue.
3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098, USA
Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base
Just south of Ogden and on the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base is the
Hill Aerospace Museum
. This fascinating museum is home to more than 70 aircraft and thousands of artifacts. You’ll learn all about the United States Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, and the State of Utah during your visit. Whether you are fascinated by aircraft, the Airforce, or you just want to learn something new, this is one stop on our road trip you won’t want to skip.
7961 Cottonwood St Building 1955, Hill AFB, UT 84056, USA
Fort Buenaventura, Ogden
Fort Buenaventura was the first permanent Anglo settlement in the Great Basin. Today, it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon (or an entire day). Fort Buenaventura is located on 84-acres and is home to a pond, fort replicas, walking trails, picnic areas, and more. You can learn more about this unique park in
our feature article
2450 A Ave, Ogden, UT 84401, USA
George S Eccles Dinosaur Park, Ogden
Even adults will bring out their inner child at this dinosaur park in Ogden.
The George S Eccles Dinosaur Park
is 5 acres filled with dozens of full-size dinosaur replicas that come to life thanks to robotics. During your visit, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore the museum that features interactive exhibits and full-size dinosaur skeletons.
1544 Park Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401, USA
Are there any family attractions you’d add to this road trip in Utah? If so, let us and your fellow travelers know in the comments!
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