Provo Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Provo; our list of the best things to see, including BYU Cougars (athletics), Brick Oven - Provo and Cherry Lane Boutique.
  • The best place in Provo: BYU Cougars (athletics)

    BYU Cougars (athletics)

    Ticket office: 500 E University Pkwy
    Ticket office: M-F 9AM-5PM. BYU is a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC) for most sports. A few of its teams have affiliations outside the WCC. Most notably, the football team is "independent" (i.e., not affiliated with any conference), and the men's soccer team is actually a semi-professional team competing in the USL Premier Development League. There's always a sports team playing. Check the website for scheduling and tickets. Home basketball games are played at the Marriott Center (1497 N 450 E); home football games are played at LaVell Edwards Stadium (1700 N Canyon Rd). The BYU Legacy Hall [14] (athletics museum and hall of fame) is housed in the Student Athlete Building (1060 N 150 E, M-Sa 7AM-9PM, 801 422-2118, free).
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  • Brick Oven - Provo

    Brick Oven - Provo

    111 E 800 N
    M-Th 10:30AM-10PM, F-Sa 10:30AM-11:00PM. $5-15. Brick Oven has been a staple of BYU students and Utah County residents for decades. Known for their pizza and homemade rootbeer. Located near BYU campus.
  • Cherry Lane Boutique

    Cherry Lane Boutique

    515 N University Ave
    An eccentric gift and keepsake boutique housed in the historic BYU Women's Gymnasium, across from the Provo Library (formerly Brigham Young Academy).
  • BYU Bookstore

    BYU Bookstore

    southwest corner of Wilkinson Student Center
    M 8AM-6PM, Tu-F 8AM-8PM (closed Tu 10:45-11:45AM), Sa 8aM-6PM. Large campus bookstore also offering sweets, art, and BYU/Provo souvenirs. Particularly significant for its large collection of foreign language children's books (located downstairs). Also an outlet for LDS Distribution Services.
  • Velour Live Music Gallery

    Velour Live Music Gallery

    The venue is a mandatory stop for artists from Utah's (surprisingly healthy) local-music scene, and touring artists often sidestep Salt Lake City clubs to play here. A full calendar of shows is available on the venue's website.
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  • Orem Heritage Museum

    Orem Heritage Museum

    745 S State Street
    Jun-Aug: M-Sa noon-5pm. Free. Artifacts and memorabilia from the history of Orem.
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  • SCERA Center for the Arts

    SCERA Center for the Arts

    745 S State Street
    Stage and movie theater, as well as the home of the Orem Heritage Museum. The SCERA Shell provides an outdoor venue for many events.
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  • Provo Towne Centre

    Provo Towne Centre

    1200 Towne Centre Blvd
    M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su noon-6PM (Wingers and Red Robin have extended hours. Indoor shopping mall in south Provo. Home to more than 100 retailers and a Cinemark 16 movie theater [19]. Department stores are Dillard's, JC Penney, and Sears. Smaller retailers include clothes and shoe stores, jewelers, and cosmetics. Food court hosts Panda Express, Osaka Japan, Villa Pizza, Subway, McDonald's, Pretzel Maker, Hot Dog on a Stick, Orange Julius, and Sub Zero Ice Cream. Wingers [20] and Red Robin [21] restaurants also located on the outside of the mall. Play areas for children are available.
  • America's Freedom Festival at Provo

    America's Freedom Festival at Provo

    Large festival held every year around the 4th of July. Features the Stadium of Fire, Grand Parade, Balloon Fest, Freedom Days (vendor stalls and carnival rides), Colonial Days, and other activities and events.
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  • Bombay House

    Bombay House

    463 N University Ave
    Authentic Indian restaurant in downtown Provo, started by a BYU student from India. Well known for its naan and lassis.
  • Great Salt Lake

    Great Salt Lake

    The Great Salt Lake Marina, operated as a state park, Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina [26] is located on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake, 16 miles west of Salt Lake City along Interstate 80. The Great Salt Lake Marina has 300 slips and is available for year-round boating on the lake that never freezes. Few power boats frequent the lake which makes this large lake with beautiful vistas and expansive night skies an excellent sailing location. The Great Salt Lake Yacht Club [27] organizes sailboat races which occur all summer. The Great Salt Lake is also one of the largest bird refuges in the West, and is home to a large pelican colony on the cliffs of Antelope Island. Antelope Island is a state park and offers a herd of bison, hiking and bird watching.
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  • BYU Museum of Art

    BYU Museum of Art

    North Campus Drive
    M-W,F 10AM-6PM, Th 10AM-9PM, Sa 12PM-5PM. Free. Museum of art featuring rotating, world-class exhibits, in addition to a permanent collection. Audioguides and docent-led tours available. The Museum Cafe offers lunch onsite (11:30AM-2PM). Next door is the Harris Fine Arts Center, which features galleries of student art. Close by is also the Harold B. Lee Library [8], which features art and historical exhibits on the 1st and 3rd floors.
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  • Covey Center for the Arts

    Covey Center for the Arts

    425 W Center Street
    Ticket office: M-Th 10AM-6PM , F 10AM-2PM. Plays, concerts, events, and an art gallery downtown. Check the website for the schedule and tickets.
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  • BYU Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

    BYU Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

    645 E 1430 N
    Life science museum featuring taxodermied animals in their natural habitats. Very large collection of animals from all over the world, including unusual ones such as a liger (cross between a tiger and a lion), a giant grizzly bear, and a huge elephant named Humphrey. Public shows, which usually include live animals, offered weekdays at 7:30 in the atrium. Children's classes for ages 5-12 ("Saturday Safari") offered on Saturdays in the summer. Closed until Fall of 2013 for construction and renovation.
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  • BYU Museum of Paleontology

    BYU Museum of Paleontology

    1683 N Canyon Rd
    Small but well-kept museum featuring dinosaur fossils, including a top-rated Jurassic Period exhibit. The fossils in this museum were previously kept in storage beneath the football stadium.
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  • Station 22 Cafe

    Station 22 Cafe

    22 W. Center Street
    A chic, modern American cafe.
  • UVU Woodbury Art Museum

    UVU Woodbury Art Museum

    575 E University Parkway #250
    Tu 11AM-8PM, W-Sa 11AM-5PM. Free. UVU student and faculty art exhibits.
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  • Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe

    Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe

    1774 N University Pkwy
    M-Th 8AM-11PM, FSa 8AM-midnight. As the name implies, gourmet cupcakes. Schedule of cupcake flavors available on the website.
  • Coney's Frozen Custard

    Coney's Frozen Custard

    242 E University Parkway
    Summer: M-Sa 11AM-11PM. Hotdogs and frozen custard. Chocolate, vanilla, and custard flavor of the day (check the website to see what is when). Cyclones, shakes, sundaes, and loads of toppings.
  • Nicolitalia Pizzeria

    Nicolitalia Pizzeria

    2295 N University Pkwy
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM. $5-10. One of the many pizzerias in Provo. Owned by a guy from Arlington, MA (you can ask him to call out your order in his Boston accent).
  • Juice 'n Java

    280 W 100 N
    M-Sa 6:30AM-9PM, Su 8AM-8PM. Fresh juice and espresso bar. You can also get hot chocolate, Italian sodas, and tea.
  • BYU Arts Performances

    N Campus Drive
    Ticket office: M-F: Sep-Apr 10AM-5PM, May-Aug 10AM-3PM; also open for one hour prior to performances. BYU hosts a ton of plays, concerts, and other performances each year. There's something going on most nights of the week. Performances are generally held at the Harris Fine Arts Center. Check the website for scheduling and tickets.
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  • Seven Peaks Waterpark

    1330 E 300 N
    May-Aug: 11AM-8PMM-Sa. Day passes $20-25; various passes available.. Largest waterpark in Utah with waterslides, a wave pool, and other water attractions. Charge for parking ($5/day or $3 after 4PM).</do
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  • Provo Utah Temple (LDS)

    2200 Temple Hill Drive
    The Mormon temple, dedicated in 1969, is located on top of a hill overlooking Provo. Because of its unique shape, the temple is sometimes called a "rocket ship." The spire was painted white (it was formerly a golden color) and the statue of Moroni added in the 2000s. Only Mormons are allowed inside the temple, but the beautifully tended grounds with their seasonal flowers and fountains are open to all. Make sure to walk around the back side of the temple for more flowers and a lovely view of Utah Valley.
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  • ComedySportz

    36 W Center Street
    $4-10/adult, $4-5/child. Interactive live comedy show downtown since 1999. Schedule of shows and tickets available at their website. Some shows not open for reservation. Family appropriate.
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  • Museum of Mormon Mexican History

    1501 N Canyon Road
    Tu-F 2-7PM, Sa 10AM-6PM. Free. Small extension of the Museo de Historia del Mormonismo en Mexico [10]. Covers history of the Mormons in Mexico, mostly through replicas of period newspapers in Spanish and English, but a few relics are included. Worth it to se the old church relics and original copies of the Book of Mormon in Spanish, but otherwise probably only interesting for those particularly interested in Mormons and Mexico. Not recommended for children.
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