Last updated on July 10th, 2021
37. Home to North Shore Monster
The Great Salt Lake, located in Salt Lake City supposedly has one or two monsters that were seen in the year 1877. The monster is said to have a head like that of a horse and a crocodile body. Rumors have it that the North Shore Monsters may have been brought by a businessman who introduced two whales into the lake in 1875. The two disappeared without a trace.
38. The Games Arcade
At the Game Grid Arcade, West valley City, more than 55 games with 50 different cabinets are played. The available options include modern games such as Super Street Fighter, Terminator Salvation, and classical ones e.g. Asteroids and PAC-Man.
39. Provo- A College Town with Popping Food Scene
Being home to two major universities, Provo has tons of youngsters who do not drink alcohol. So do not expect to find many clubs and bars. But the culinary scene is huge, partially influenced by Mormonism. Find unique dishes from Mexican fruit pops/kronuts, crisscross hotdogs, sushi, pizza with serrano and honey, Belgian fries/pomme frites, Czech pastries, and Indian food. Dine in peculiar restaurants where they serve specialty sodas that can be mistaken for alcohol.
40. The Majesty of a Canyon
Provo Canyon is only a few minutes from the town of Orem. It carries the sublime beauty of Mount Timpanogos, which is part of the Wasatch Range. The canyon is a fun spot no matter the season with an elevation of 8,000 feet above. Adventurers come here to bike, fish, hike, or simply relax on the lush grass at one of the 6 parks of the canyon.
41. The Biggest Snow on Earth
Sandy city has some of the best skiing areas, particularly near the Wasatch Mountains. The city is set perfectly under the shadow of those mountains. This makes it the coolest ski spot in the state of Utah.
42. The Iron Road of Mount Ogden
The protected Mount Ogden can be explored through the Ferrata route. Elite mountain climbers visit here to get adrenaline rush on a ladder while attached to safety cables. There is no need for knots and ropes. Just carry some hiking boots and enjoy a guided tour whether in a group or solo.
43. Dinosaur Discovery
At Johnson Farm, there is a Dinosaur Discovery Site where the ancient creatures once inhabited. You get a chance to see where they used to roam around. Thousands of dinosaur fossils have preserved at the Early Jurassic Lake.
44. Layton, a Former Outgrowth of Kaysville
Layton is the biggest city in Davis County, bordered by Wasatch Mountains on one side and the Great Salt Lake on the other. The Mormon pioneers initially settled at Kaysville-Layton. William Kay, John H. Green, and Edward Phillips brought their families in 1850. Other families followed suit and the Kaysville area attained an outgrowth that was not formally planned so it was considered an unincorporated independent community. It was until 1920 that Layton was officially incorporated.
45. The Soccer City
South Jordan is home to an 80,000 square feet soccer facility. The building houses two futsal fields, two indoor fields plus a lounge. Visitors who come to party can rent a designated party area.
Utah – Quick facts and state symbols
|State Capital||Salt Lake City|
|Largest City||Salt Lake City|
|State Size||Total (Land + Water): 84,899 sq miles; Land Only: 82,144 sq miles|
(Estimate July 1, 2017 from United States Census Bureau)
|Statehood||January 4, 1896|
|State rank by population||31st|
|State rank by date of formation||45th|
|State rank by area||13th|
|Number of Counties||29|
|Demonym||Utahn or Utahan|
|Bordering States||Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming|
|Highest Point||Kings Peak|
13,534 ft (4,120.3 m)
|Lowest point||Beaver Dam Wash at Arizona border|
2,180 ft (664.4 m)
|Length||350 miles (560 km)|
|Width||270 miles (435 km)|
|Governor||Gary Herbert (R)|
|State Nickname||Beehive State|
|Noble prize Winners||Paul D. Boyer (Chemistry, 1997)|
|Famous people||Steve Young (Pro Football player)|
John "Cat" Thompson (Basketball player)
|State animal||Rocky Mountain elk|
|State Bird||California gull|
|State Cooking Pot||Dutch Oven|
|State fish||Bonneville Cutthroat Trout|
|State Flower||Sego Lily|
|State Insect||Honey Bee|
|State Vegetable||Sugar Beet|
|Longitude||109° 3′ W to 114° 3′ W|
|Latitude||37° N to 42° N|
|Time Zone||Mountain Time Zone|
|Area Codes||385, 435, 801|
|Table last updated||June 8, 2020|