The 10 Best Things to Do in Orem, United States

February 15, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Orem is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States, in the north-central part of the state. It is adjacent to Provo, Lindon, and Vineyard and is about 45 miles (72 km) south of Salt Lake City. Orem is one of the principal cities of the Provo-Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Utah and Juab counties. The population was 84,324 at the 2000 census, while the 2010 population was 88,328 making it the fifth-largest city in Utah. Utah Valley University is located in Orem. The Orem Owlz of the minor league baseball Pioneer League play their home games at the college.
Restaurants in Orem

1. Sundance Resort

North Fork Provo Canyon, Sundance Resort, Sundance, UT 84604 +1 801-223-4107
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Sundance Resort

Owned by Robert Redford and known for its film festival, Sundance is uncrowded and offers top-notch skiing and atmosphere.

Reviewed By greenjay1 - Williams, Arizona

There's a lot going on at Sundance in the summer. Concerts, mountain biking, hiking, zip line and scenic chair lift. We really enjoyed the chair lift ($15/person). Parking is free. All the staff in the shops and adventures were super polite and friendly. Waitress in the Foundry restaurant, not so much. Nice way to spend an afternoon or couple days.

2. Hale Center Theater Orem

225 W 400 N, Orem, UT 84057-4660 +1 801-226-8600
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Hale Center Theater Orem

Reviewed By Ron B - Orem, Utah

Yes it is home grown. Yes it is a small theatre in the round. And YES it is better than Broadway! Yup, been to great theaters in NY, Houston, Portland, San Francisco, Austin, Moscow, Dar es Salaam, Salt Lake and Provo so as an ordinary guy I️ feel I know what I’m talking about when I️ say the Orem Hale is truly the best. We saw Hello Dolly. Best stage performance of this classic that we have seen. Amazing skills, voices, and choreography. You want the best in theatre, it’s right here in Orem.

3. Brigham Young University

Provo, Provo, UT +1 801-378-4636
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 301 reviews

Brigham Young University

Reviewed By MickeysBestPal

We had a family gathering here and among our group was my mother who has difficulty walking. She has a handicap parking permit. We came on a Saturday afternoon and we could not find a single handicap parking spot that was available anywhere. All the visitor parking lots were full. I dropped my mother off as close to the campus as we could get and then I parked far away and hiked back.
BYU is enormous. It is a beautiful campus in a great location – surrounded by mountains. But they need more handicap accessible parking options.

4. Murdock Canal Trail

Orem, UT
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Murdock Canal Trail

Reviewed By 1971dad - Dallas, Texas

Great paved trail for the 12 mile run. Gentle rolling hills. Not a lot of elevation gain. Beautiful scenery. Only complaint are the people on the trail. Not rude but not friendly. In KC, when we run or bike, we wave at each other. Not here in Utah. Keep your friendly to yourself. Great trail!

5. Provo City Center Temple

50 S University Ave, Provo, UT 84601-4456 +1 801-343-2700
Excellent
91%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 109 reviews

Provo City Center Temple

Reviewed By greenlibrarian1951 - Frederick, Maryland

Considering that this was a pioneer tabernacle that burned down and was reconstructed as a L.D.S. Temple, it is an amazing building. The grounds, though young, are nice. But the beauty is in the building. The effort made to correctly match the previous interior and to be faithful to the pioneer heritage is fantastic. However, to truly see the interior you have to be a member of the L.D.S. faith and have a Temple Recommend. That should not stop you from viewing the exterior of the building and all it represents.

6. UTA - Front Runner

Orem, UT +1 888-743-3882
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

UTA - Front Runner

Reviewed By devanjensen - Orem, Utah

Front Runner provides a scenic, productive way to travel the Wasatch Front, traveling to work, play, or the airport. While others are slogging through bumper-to-bumper traffic, you can enjoy reading, doing work, or browsing using the wi-fi. Buy tickets or a pass at the kiosk.

7. Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

1430 North St., at BYU, Provo, UT +1 801-378-5051
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

Reviewed By Jolynn F - Provo, Utah

A great little museum. A whole bunch of taxidermed animals, many in very good habitats. Really good for kids. Like going to the zoo, but all indoors. Big enough for a wide variety, but not so big that anyone will get too tired. Good flow, but layout also makes it easy to go back to things if you want.

8. All Together Playground

200-298 East 100 North, Orem, UT 84057-4732 +1 801-229-7099
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

All Together Playground

Reviewed By pickychiclet - Orem, Utah

This playground is designed for children with all abilities and disabilities; swing for wheelchairs, mom/baby swings, zip line for both. Our g-kids love this park! We grab dinner to eat under the nearby pavilion and the kids can eat then play to their hearts content. Rock wall, Neos sound machine, slides for two, ground level merry-go-round...you name it! Well thought out and planned! Love, love this playground!

9. Bridal Veil Falls

Provo Canyon, Provo, UT
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 418 reviews

Bridal Veil Falls

Reviewed By MickeysBestPal

Very easily accessible water falls from the parking lot. Very busy location when it is warm. People try to climb the falls. I am surprised more people don’t slip and fall and break some bones. It was too crowded in the summer to take any nice pictures. But the kids enjoyed being splashed by the mist at the base of the falls.

10. Mt. Timpanogos Park

Us-189, Orem, UT 84097 +1 801-229-7154
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Mt. Timpanogos Park

Reviewed By MMPJMH - Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

Chock full of pleasant spots to pull over for a hike, a picnic (there are tables seemingly everywhere along the road upward). Even snow on the ground in March!

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