Rainbow Bridge, Delicate Arch, Sardine Canyon, the Vermillion Cliffs, the high Uintahs.....these are part of our Utah home. More than almost any other state, Utah has a wide diversity of landscapes--from Alpine tundra to forested mountains to red rock deserts to sagebrush expanses. 

Sample some of the following activities to learn more about our home state.


Places To Go    People To See    Things To Do    Teacher Resources    Bibliography

Places To Go

The following are places to go (some real and some virtual) to find out about Utah.

Ghost Towns of Utah
Virtually explore the many ghost towns scattered across Utah. Most Utah ghost towns are a result of Utah's mining industry.
Go to the Utah mountains in the winter and experience the greatest snow on earth and hike them the rest of year for scenic beauty.
Hogle Zoo
The Zoo is one of the most visited attractions in Utah. Its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals.
King's Peak
Kings Peak is the highest peak in the U.S. state of Utah, with an elevation of 13,528 feet (4,123 m).
Utah Museums
There are museums of every kind in just about every county of Utah where you can learn about Utah history, Utah communities, and Utah families.
Utah National Parks
Learn about Utah's 5 National Parks, submit a story about one of the parks, play games, or find resources for educators.
Utah's State Parks
Visit one of Utah's 43 state parks — from Bear Lake State Park at the Utah/Idaho border to Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum deep in the Four Corners region, and everywhere in between.
Utah Scenic Treasures
Visit some of Utah scenic treasures:
Utah Ski Resorts
Visit Utah's ski resorts.

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People To See

Brigham Young
Learn more about Utah's famous religious leader and first governor.
Butch Cassidy
This famous outlaw of the Old West was born in Beaver, Utah in 1866.
Read about Utah's famous musical family.
Philo T. Farnsworth
Meet Philo T. Farnsworth. He invented television! And he was from Utah.
Utah's Governor
Visit with our current governor. Then visit with our first governor, Brigham Young, who was governor from 1850 to 1858. If you also want to get to know other governors of Utah, visit them here. (Eli Houston Murray, the 12th territorial governor of Utah was a real looker! Check him out.)

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Things To Do

Brine Shrimp and Ecology of Great Salt Lake
You can't live in Utah and not know all about brine shrimp. Discover how important they are to migratory birds.
Marriott Digital Library
Browse through the Photographic Archives of the Marriott Library at the University of Utah for great images of Utah.
Check out the official website of the Utah Travel Council.
Check out the official website for the state of Utah.
Utah Multimedia Collections Encyclopedia
Look for vintage photos of Utah.

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Teacher Resources

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  • Fradin, Dennis B. Utah. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1993.
  • Kummer, Patricia K. Utah. Mankato, Minn.: Capstone High/Low Books, c1998.
  • McCormick, Nancy D. Discovering Utah. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1991.
  • Joseph, Paul. Utah. Edina, Minn.: Abdo & Daughters, c1998.
  • Thompson, Kathleen. Utah. Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck Vaughn, c1996.