10 Best Free Things to do in Provo Utah
Free Activities in Provo UT
Take a Nature Walk at BYU's South Trail
Just above the BYU Duck Pond is a paved trail that rounds the south and west-sides of campus. The 1/2 mile trail's landscaping is beautiful and lush. Much of the trail is flanked by a small running creek. Look around because you may come across a family of deer.
BYU South Campus Stream and Trail
441 E 800 N,
Provo, UT 84606
Take a Nature Walk at Bicentennial Park
Bicentennial Park is home to an almost hidden water sanctuary fed by fresh spring water. The wooden walkway meanders through the marsh allowing you to see fish, birds, and dragonflies.
1600 E 1440 S
Provo, UT 84606
Visit a BYU Museum
There are lots of things to see at the BYU Campus and you can easily spend an hour just walking around. However, there are 4 museums run by BYU and all of them are worth a visit.
Monte L. Bean Museum (Life Sciences)
645 E Phillips Ln, Provo, UT 84602
BYU Museum of Art (Modern and Historic Art)
Center of the Campus on Campus Dr., Provo, UT 84602
Museum of People and Cultures (archaeology and ethnology)
2201 N Canyon Rd, Provo, UT 84604
BYU Paleontology Museum (Dinosaurs)
1693 N Canyon Rd, Provo, UT 84604
Provo Historic Library
Past home of the Brigham Young Academy since 1892, the Academy building was restored in 2001 at the cost of $16M. Not only can you browse magazines, books, and newspapers but you can walk around a gawk at the architecture.
Provo City Library
550 N University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601
Walk around the Provo City Center Temple
The Provo Tabernacle burned down and the Provo City Center Temple rose in it's place in a remarkable rebuild that included raising the foundation on stilts to dig out a basement. Now you can stroll through the lushly landscaped grounds before stopping in at the Visitor's Center.
Provo City Center Temple
50 S University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601
Feed the Ducks
Grab a bag of unsweetened oatmeal and head to one of Provo's duck ponds. Spend a relaxing 30 minutes feeding the ducks.
Paul Ream Wilderness Park
1600 W 500 N, Provo, UT 84601
BYU Duck Pond
441 E 800 N, Provo, UT 84606
1600 E 1440 S, Provo, UT 84606
Enjoy Bridal Veil Falls
Residents and visitors to Provo have been awe-struck by Bridal Veil Falls since the first explorers arrived in the 1800's. Winter or summer, visiting the Falls will bring a big smile to your face.
Bridal Veil Falls
Hwy 189, Provo Canyon, Provo, UT 84604
Take University Ave to the mouth of Provo Canyon and drive another 3.8 miles to the overlook and parking area.
See the Provo River Parkway Map
Walk or Bike the Provo River Parkway
No to-do list in Provo would be complete without recommending you spend some time walking or biking the Provo River Parkway! There are several entry points throughout Provo including:
Provo River Trail Parking Riverview Park
4620 N 300 W, Provo, UT
Provo River Trail Parking Exchange Park
900 N 700 W, Provo, UT
Provo River Trail Parking Paul Ream Wilderness Park
1600 W 500 N, Provo, UT
Provo River Trail Parking Fort Utah Park
200 N Geneva Rd, Provo, UT
Provo River Trail Parking Riverside Park,
1260 W 650 N, Provo, UT
Provo River Trail Parking, Provo, UT
2931 N Boat Harbor Dr, Provo UT
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