Make a vacation out of your trip! Logan has small-town charm with big-town offerings. Whether you are interested in theatre, historic sites, or outdoor recreation, Cache Valley has what you are looking for. And you’ll be just a few hours’ drive from many vacation destinations. Logan is located on U.S. Highway 89/91, the most scenic route to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park.
Logan (and surrounding areas)
Comprehensive listing of Arts and Entertainment, Dining, Annual Events, Heritage, Lodging, Shopping, and Outdoor Recreation.
AMERICAN WEST HERITAGE CENTER
Discover what western life was like from 1820 to 1920 at this 160-acre living history center. Learn to spin wool, weave rugs, milk a cow or just enjoy the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery on a wagon ride around the site. The center offers hands-on learning as you visit with Native Americans, mountain men and pioneers dressed in period costume. Spacious welcome center features exhibits on local history and a spectacular view of the Wellsville Mountains. During the summer, wander through arts and crafts demonstrations, visit military encampments, Native American villages and mountain men rendezvous sites.
4025 South Highway 89-91, Wellsville
Bear Lake is a deep natural lake that changes color with the sky, and is best known for its breathtaking turquoise color sparkling on sunny days. Keep your eyes open for the legendary Bear Lake monster.
BEAR LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Located on the north shore of Bear Lake. Over 18,050 acres of the Dingle Swamp, open water and grasslands have been dedicated to preserving bird and wildlife habitat. The reserve is home to sandhill cranes, herons, snowy egret, white pelicans, Canadian geese and a variety of waterfowl. The refuge’s white-faced ibis colony of 5,000 birds is one of the largest in the West.
BIKING: You can’t beat scenic cycling rides through Cache Valley’s small towns and farming communities. You’ll enjoy wide open space on little-used roadways. Mountain biking is very popular in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest where the scenery includes rivers and lakes, forested canopies, and meadows of wildflowers. For rentals, call:
Al’s Cyclery and Fitness
Mountain bikes & Road Bikes
1617 North Main, Logan
138 North 100 East, Logan
This region is known for many species of birds that make Cache Valley home. Our unique geography means you can see shorebirds and mountain species all within a 20-minute drive. We’re nestled between the Brigham City and Bear Lake Bird Refuges. Here, you’ll spot birds along the Bear River, directly west of Logan. In spring and summer, Cutler Marsh offers viewing in classic wetland habitat. White pelicans, great blue herons, common egrets, western grebes, plus a variety of ducks, geese, and shorebirds may be seen from roadways or you can rent a canoe or kayak for a close-up experience. The number and diversity of marsh birds is spectacular. In early autumn, visit the north end of the Wellsville Mountain wilderness to watch the annual raptor migration. Northern harriers, kestrels, goshawks, red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, and other species float by, lifted by canyon updrafts that ease their relentless flight south.
CACHE COUNTY FAIR AND RODEO
Held in early August at the County Fairgrounds located at 400 South 500 West in Logan. A PRCA Rodeo will be held each night of the fair.
CACHE VALLEY FUN PARK
Try your hand at this 16-lane extreme bowling center, skate on Logan’s state-of-the-art roller rink, play arcade games and laser tag, or crawl through soft play mazes.
255 East 1770 North, North Logan
CRYSTAL HOT SPRINGS
The pools at Crystal Hot Springs have the highest mineral content in the US.
8215 N. Highway 38, Honeyville (30 miles west of Logan)
Anglers will find some of the best fishing in the Rocky Mountain West in Cache Valley's lakes and rivers, including Blacksmith Fork River, Logan River, and Bear Lake. Logan and Bear Rivers are known for their blue-ribbon fly-fishing. Tony Grove Lake is stocked with rainbow trout. The largest fish caught in Logan Canyon was reported to be 40 pounds. Nearby Bear Lake offers exciting fishing for trophy cutthroat and lake trout, ranging in size from 2 to 25 pounds.
Experience the thrill of Utah fly fishing with an experienced Utah fly fishing guide from RoundRocks Fly Fishing. RoundRocks specializes in Utah guided fly fishing trips on some of Utah's premier fly-fishing waters--the Provo River, Weber River and even areas around the Logan River.
530 South Main Street, Logan
800-992-8774 or (435) 755-6870
The Logan River and Birch Creek Golf Courses rank in the top courses in the state and top 500 courses in the nation.
Birch Creek Golf Course
550 East 100 North, Smithfield (7 miles north of Logan)
Logan Golf & Country Club
710 North 1500 East, Logan
Logan River Golf Course
Call ahead for a tee time
550 West 1000 South, Logan
Sherwood Hills Golf Course
7877 South Highway 89, Wellsville (14 miles south of Logan)
Countless interesting trails throughout the Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Cache Valley combine with wonderful weather during spring, summer, and fall to make hiking a delight for all ages and abilities. Logan Canyon boasts some of the most picturesque landscapes anywhere. Spring Hollow is located about 4.3 miles up the canyon and is an easy half mile walk to one of the region’s most photographed streams. An 11-mile trail winds its way to the 1,500-year-old Jardine Juniper tree. A popular 2-mile hike to the Wind Caves offers an outstanding example of a series of arches and rooms formed by wind and ice erosion. The 1-mile Limber Pine loop trail, located at the summit of Logan Canyon, features interpretive information designed especially for children.
Download the Cache Valley Hiking Trail Guide
Logan Ranger District Office - (435) 755-3620
LOGAN AQUATIC CENTER
Logan’s outdoor swimming complex features a 50 meter lap pool, diving pool with a low and high dive, leisure pool for the kids, and 2 water slides.
451 South 500 West, Logan
LOGAN CANYON NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY
This canyon is one of the country’s most scenic National Scenic Byways. Mile-high vertical limestone cliffs tower above the route, and dense forest, the winding Logan River, and mountain wildlife add to the picturesque drive, which ends at the turquoise waters of Bear Lake. The Byway is lined with camping, picnicking, and fishing areas in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. A 7-mile drive off the highway leads to Tony Grove Lake, which is dotted with wildflowers June-August.
Download the Logan Canyon guide or visit www.logancanyon.com.
Celebrating 50 years of family bowling fun. Bowl on 16 lanes of state of the art equipment. Play pool on Brunswick Professional Series tables. Visit our game room and arcade. Eat at Mike's Grill featuring home style burgers, fresh cut french fries and much more.
1161 North Main, Logan
MAPLE GROVE HOT SPRINGS
Natural hot springs mineral water flows through continuously so no chemicals are needed in the 4 relaxing pools. Visit for just the day or stay overnight in one of our vintage trailers, Lakeside Hideaway house, or a campsite which can be reserved ahead of time.
11386 N. Oneida Narrows Road, Thatcher, Idaho (30 miles north of Logan)
This underground cave experience is one for the entire family. Its natural stalagmites, stalactites and banded travertine have been forming for thousands of years and were discovered by Europeans in 1906. The US Forest Service administers the cave.
10 miles up St. Charles Canyon, St. Charles, Idaho (50 miles northeast of Logan)
OLD BARN COMMUNITY THEATRE
OLD LYRIC REPERTORY COMPANY
The Old Lyric Repertory Company (OLRC) is a professional theatre group founded in 1967. The company is one of the only remaining regional theatre companies that produces four shows in repertory through the summer months of June, July and August. Productions consist of a farce, a musical, a drama and a mystery.
A delightful family-operated theatre that features melodramas and other productions suitable for any audience, along with a barbecue dinner before the show.
2049 South Bear Lake Blvd., Garden City (40 miles northeast of Logan)
ROCK HAUS INDOOR CLIMBING GYM
Indoor top-rope wall and lead climbing area complete with crack climbs, featured aretes, and a rappel ledge.
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 11:00AM-11:00PM; Tues, Thurs 6:00AM-11:00PM
$14 adults, $11 youth 12 and under (two-hour rate, includes harness and belay device rental); Climbing shoe rental $3 or wear tennis shoes
1780 North 200 East, Logan
STOKES NATURE CENTER
Located one mile up beautiful Logan Canyon on the Logan River, Stokes Nature Center provides opportunities for visitors of all ages to explore, learn about, and develop appreciation and stewardship for our natural world. Several resident critters (our animal ambassadors) provide an opportunity for visitors to learn about and meet some commonly-misunderstood species up close and personal.
One mile up Logan Canyon
TONY GROVE LAKE - WASATCH–CACHE NATIONAL FOREST
Known as the crown jewel of the Bear River Range, this glacial lake greets visitors with an explosion of summer wildflowers and lush green plants. Tony Grove was formed by powerful and slow-moving glaciers, as evidenced by the huge boulders deposited around the lake. Long-legged moose are often spotted taking advantage of the water’s cool summer temperatures. There is a small parking fee for day use at the lake. Stay overnight in one of 34 campsites at the campground. A fully accessible boardwalk and picnic areas are located near the water.
The turn-off to the lake is 19.6 miles up Logan Canyon off U.S. Hwy. 89. A 7-mile road climbs to 8,050 feet.
Logan Ranger District Office - (435) 755-3620
UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA
Each summer, the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre presents world-famous operas and Broadway productions performed by top artists from across the country.
(435) 750-0300 / 800-262-0074
WILLOW ZOO PARK
Willow Park has one of the greatest waterfowl collections in the region, showcasing more than 100 species. The setting offers walkways along shady willow trees and children can feed the ducks, geese, and trout. See lemurs, red fox, coyotes, elk, bald eagles, deer, bobcats, and more. Picnic and playground areas are adjacent to the zoo.
419 West 700 South, Logan
WILLOWS MINIATURE GOLF PARK
There is also an area to picnic or grill
220 N Spring Creek Pkwy, Providence
Salt Lake City
The centerpiece of this beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot in the heart of downtown is the 6-spired Salt Lake Temple. Also on the Square is the Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir; the Assembly Hall where free concerts are given most weekends; 2 visitor centers; the 21,000 capacity Conference Center; and the internationally-renowned genealogy center. Free tours are given daily in 30 languages, and start every few minutes at the flagpole.
Located on 42 acres at the mouth of Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City’s eastern foothills, see the rare cats of Asian Highlands or the magnificent elephants. Nearly 900 animals from around the world. Open daily. 2600 Sunnyside Ave., 801-582-1631
This is the Place State Park
Experience Utah’s early Mormon history and the rugged adventures of the West with costumed interpreters and historic buildings spread over 450 acres. 2601 Sunnyside Ave., 801-582-1847
The Capitol was completed in 1916 and renovated in 2004. Artwork, fixtures and furnishings were acquired, conserved and created in a beautiful tribute to the state’s industry. 350 North State Street, 801-538-3074
Utah Shakespeare Festival
The Festival was founded in 1961 and is one of the oldest and largest Shakespearean festivals in North America. The Festival is located in Cedar City, Utah, within a day’s drive of seven national parks and numerous national and state forests, monuments, and recreation areas. The Festival is located on and around the Southern Utah University campus.
351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
800-PLAYTIX, (435) 586-7878
Utah National Parks
With five National Parks and Monument Valley, Utah is America's national parks capital. These national parks are located close together, allowing visitors to experience them all in one trip. Whether you choose to visit just one or two, or to take a Grand Circle swing through them all, your trip is certain to be unforgettable! Most of Utah lies on a plateau higher than 4,000 feet above sea level. The geology of this region takes on an amazing variety of shapes and colors. Elevations rise and fall dramatically in the shape of mountains, buttes, and plateaus, the highest reaching over 13,000 feet! Within this varied landscape are hidden treasures and experiences that appeal to everyone. Utah has something for everyone.
Yellowstone National Park
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Don't Miss the famed Elk Horn Gates that lead into the town square, world-class art galleries, the Silver Dollar Saloon, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, guided excursions, National Museum of Wildlife Art and the National Elk Refuge.