Local Attractions for Families - Logan Area

Utah State University, our host for the LDSHE-Logan conference, is located in a pictureque area of Utah, close to natural wonders like Logan Canyon and Bear Lake. There are numerous entertainment venues and restaurants nearby that we know you will enjoy (click title to visit website).

Aggie Ice Cream

Aggie Ice Cream has been made on the Utah State Campus since 1888. This small ice cream shop on the Utah State Campus sells ice cream cones in a variety of flavors and is a must-stop for visiting Logan.

Mon-Fri 9am-10pm Saturday 10am-10pm Sunday Closed

American West Heritage Center

Discover a century of the past at this 160-acre living history center. Each day is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of the Old West from 1820 to 1920. This living-history attraction offers hands-on learning experiences as you visit with Native Americans, mountain men, and pioneers dressed in period costume. Visit their welcome center featuring historical exhibits, spacious restroom facilities, and a spectacular view of the Wellsville Mountains. Celebrate a part of our Western history with special events such as Baby Animal Day and Fall Harvest Festival.

Six miles south of Logan, on U.S. Hwy 89/91, Wellsville  (435) 245-6050

Hours Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. from June 7 - August 20 

Bear Lake

Bear Lake is approximately one hour away from Logan. Sometimes called "Caribbean of the Rockies" for its intense turquoise blue water, Bear Lake is a great place for a fun family adventure.Garden City, Utah is 39 miles through Logan Canyon, and around the lake are many State Park Beaches ($10/vehicle): Rendezvous Beach, Bear Lake State Park, Bear Lake North

Jet skis, boats, and water trampolines are available for rent

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

The Bear River Bird Refuge contains nearly 80,000 acres of marsh, open water, uplands, and alkali mudflats. Walk the 1.5 miles of trails around the world-class Wildlife Education Center, or observe wildlife along a 12-mile auto tour route. Over 60 species of birds stay at Bear River through the summer to breed and raise their young. In July, the sight of young western grebes riding atop their parents' backs is especially exciting.Center hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, and is closed on Sunday and Monday Free

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 E 1770 N, North Logan  (435) 792-4000 or (435) 750-6552

Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Cache Valley Gardener's Market

Fun quirky market featuring local produce, craftsmen, and artisans.

Saturdays, 9am-1pm  Historic Cache County Courthouse (199 N. Main Street)


More than 383 camp sites, 27 parks, and many picnic areas are located in Cache Valley and nearby Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Campgrounds in Logan Canyon are run by the U.S. Forest Service. Some take reservations and others do not. Even those taking reservations, reserve a certain number of camp sites as first come, first serve.

George S. Eccles Ice Center

Cache Valley's Olympic-size indoor ice rink; open year-round. Classes and skate rentals are available. It is also a great place to hold your family reunion, corporate party, birthday party, family home evening and church activities. The Eccles Ice Center has an outdoor picnic area with volleyball pit, horse shoe pits and BBQ grills as well as a covered pavilion with picnic tables available for group reservations.

2825 North 200 East, North Logan(435) 787-2288  Call for hours

Hyrum State Park

Canoe and boat rentals available during summer months. Call for details.This beautiful 450-acre manmade lake offers boating, year-round fishing, waterskiing, camping, and swimming. Facilities include a 32-unit campground with one ADA site, modern restrooms, showers, a concrete boat ramp, and a sandy beach. A group camping area is available by reservation for reunions and parties. The park is located only 15 minutes from downtown Logan. Blacksmith Fork Canyon and Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge are only 16 miles to the east.405 West 300 South, Hyrum(435) 245-6866

Jump Zone

The first and only trampoline park in Cache Valley is a place where everyone can defy gravity for a little while. Watching television and playing video games simply cannot compare to actually leaping high enough to dunk. Includes seven different activity zones.  1510 North 200 West, Logan  (435) 755-JUMP  Call for hours

Stokes Nature Center

Discover a piece of natural history or take in the beauty of the surrounding area at Stokes Nature Center. You can make friends with live reptiles and amphibians, learn amazing things about rocks and fossils, and enjoy the native plants and animals along the Logan River. You are never too old or too young to explore nature.2696 East US Hwy 89 (1 mile up Logan Canyon from the city of Logan), Logan(435) 755-3239Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: 2nd Sat. of each month 10 a.m.-4 p.m.