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Things to Do Around Logan, Utah


Logan, the home of Utah State University, has a lot to offer for visitors: outdoor recreation, a vibrant performing arts scene, and an old fashioned small town charm.

Utah State University

Jeremy Jensen

Utah State is Utah's land grant university, founded in 1888. Logan is a college town, and many of its residents are affiliated with Utah State. As you would expect, Utah State has a rich tradition of agricultural education, but it also has a surprisingly vibrant performing arts tradition. Aggie football has been on the rise in recent years, and Aggie basketball has the most active and enthusiastic fan base in the state. Utah state hosts numerous conferences, conventions and athletic tournaments, especially in summer. The campus covers an area between about 900 and 1400 east, and about 600-1400 North.

Logan Canyon Scenic Byway

Cache Valley Visitors Bureau

The Logan Canyon Scenic Byway travels along US 89 from the east edge of Logan approximately 40 miles to Garden City, near Bear Lake. It features 31 points of interest, the most popular of which are the Wind Caves Trail, Tony Grove Lake, the Logan River (for fishing) and Beaver Mountain ski resort.

Bear Lake

By Flickr user kkilometer
Bear Lake, about 27 miles from Logan, is a popular destination for visitors from Utah and Idaho, known for its brilliant turquoise waters and spectacular scenery. The area around Bear Lake is a recreation playground, with dozens of fun activities both in and out of the water.

American West Heritage Center

Marsha Maxwell

Discover a century of the past at this 160-acre living history center, dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of the Old West from 1820 to 1920. This living-history attraction offers hands-on learning experiences and seasonal special events such as Baby Animal Days and Harvest Festival. Open Monday-Saturday during the summer, special events during fall, winter and spring.

Six miles south of Logan, Utah on U.S. Hwy. 89/91
435-245-6050 or 800-225-FEST

Regular admission $3-$5, special events vary

Beaver Mountain Ski Resort

Ski Utah

Beaver Mountain is located 27 miles east of Logan, in the Wasatch-Cache National forest. The resort offers affordable snow skiing with six lifts. Adult day passes are only $45.

40000 East Highway 89, Garden City, UT 84023

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre

Utah Festival Opera
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre is a five-week summer festival producing opera, operetta, light opera, and Broadway-style musical theatre. The festival also offers orchestral and vocal concerts, backstage tours and more.

Old Lyric Repertory Theatre

Utah State University

The Old Lyric Repertory Theatre presents four shows in rotation, for five weeks in the summer. Musical theatre, mysteries, comedies and talented players make the Old Lyric's summer season a highlight of northern Utah's summer theater scene.

Caine Lyric Theatre
28 W. Center St.
Logan, UT 84321

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Tricia Simpson

Logan is home to many turn of the century historic homes, stores, churches, theaters and public buildings. A downtown walking tour guide and a historic home guide are available at the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau.

Cache Valley Visitors Bureau
199 N Main St. Logan, UT

Logan Tabernacle

Marsha Maxwell

The historic Logan Tabernacle hosts musical and cultural events year round. Many of them are free.

50 N Main St.
Logan, UT 84321

Logan LDS Temple

Flickr User Total Mayhem

The Logan Utah LDS temple was completed in 1887 and was designed by Truman O. Angell, who designed the Salt Lake Temple, the Lion House, the Beehive House, the Utah Territorial Statehouse, the St. George Utah Temple and the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The historic building with its beautiful grounds is worth a visit if you're in the area.

175 North 300 East
Logan, Utah 84321

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