The Provo-Orem area marries the beauty of the great outdoors with rich cultural and intellectual traditions. The home of Brigham Young University, the university dominates the city in both large and small ways. If you've ever wished you could live in a college town-- with all the performances, lectures, youthful energy that implies-- this is your chance.
Brigham Young University should be your first stop as you explore your new home town, simply because the university is so central to Provo-Orem life. Take your time and walk the length of the grounds, since the campus is known for lovely landscaping. After you've covered the school itself, visit the art museum. It's one of the area's wilder attractions, with avant-garde artists like Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami brightening up the walls, alongside a milder collection of landscape paintings. The Paleontology and Earth Science museums associated with the university are also worth a look.
The Provo-Orem metro area is also something of an outdoors capital. Skiing is the sport most often associated with the name "Provo," and rightfully so. Sundance Resort, home of its namesake film festival, is the most famous. Mount Timpanogos is the main attraction here: its 42 exhilarating runs will challenge avid skiiers and welcome newcomers to the fold. The resort is the perfect place for a weekend "stay-cation." Why travel out of the city when you have one of the top travel experiences in the U.S., right in your own backyard?
In the summer, take your boat, fishing pole, or canoe down to Utah Lake, the freshwater sister of the Great Salt Lake to the north. Deer Creek Reservoir State Park is another fisherman's paradise. On land, there is still plenty of scenery left to see. Even if you don't like to ski or choose to avoid the Sundance Resort, don't miss the Mount Timpanogos itself and the renowned Cave National Monument. The Cave National Monument is actually composed of three caverns: all made of limestone carved by the elements over a period of thousands of years, and connected by man-made pathways.
The first September after your move, round up the kids and take them on a Sunday drive they'll never forget through the Uinta- Wasatch-Cache National Forest, which turns deep, pungent shades of red and gold in the early fall.
In case they don't find the fall colors as exciting as you do-- or, of course, want something to do during the other eleven months of the year-- there's still plenty to do with kids. Try the Museum of Ancient Life, which is all about dinosaurs and sure to enthrall little ones with a dinosaur Lego set or two. Cool off in the summer with a visit to Seven Peaks Water Park, the largest park of its kind in the state.
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