What to do and see in Syracuse, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 28, 2017 Renato Branum

Syracuse is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States, between the Great Salt Lake and Interstate 15, about 30 miles (48 km) north of Salt Lake City. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 24,331 at the 2010 census, an increase of 158.9% since the 2000 census. The city has seen rapid growth and development since the 1990s.
Restaurants in Syracuse

1. Antelope Island State Park

4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075-6861 +1 801-773-2941
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4.5 based on 918 reviews

Antelope Island State Park

A beautiful park located on the largest of the Great Salt Lakes islands; features lots of white-sand beaches, hiking and biking trails in addition to a variety of flora and fauna, including deer, bob cats, and of course, antelopes.

Reviewed By dalgal2u - Albany, New York

There’s something for any nature lover at Antelope Island. Simply driving around and admiring the views is enough. Buffalo Point was one of the most breathtaking views ever. Watching the wild animals roaming this minimally impacted area was heart warming. There’s a beach to easily access the Great Salt Lake. Swing by the Buffalo Island Grill for casual eats. Try the the buffalo burger for sure! If your up for hiking, there are beautiful trails of various difficulties and views. The campsites are all easily accessible with amazing views as well. I can’t wait to go back to the ranch and try some horseback riding!

2. Hill Aerospace Museum

7961 Wardleigh Rd, Building 1955, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, UT 84056-5842 +1 801-825-5817
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4.5 based on 581 reviews

Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum is located on approximately 30 acres of the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, five miles south of Ogden, Utah. The Museum, which opened in 1986, was founded in 1981 as a part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. The Utah Museum hosted its four millionth visitor in the spring of 2014. More than 185,000 visitors, coming from every state and from many foreign countries, visited the museum last year. Not only does the Museum have close to 100 aircraft displayed in its two inside galleries and outside air park, it exhibits thousands of artifacts depicting the history of aviation of the United States Air Force, Hill Air Force Base and the State of Utah. Hill Aerospace Museum also has a STEM Education program housed in the Lt. General Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education. FREE ADMISSION! FREE ADMISSION!

Reviewed By HoleySneakers - Salt Lake City, Utah

This museum has a relatively large collection of military aircraft that spans most of the history of the U.S. Airforce. There is an outdoor and two indoor collections, and all are well-maintained, with well-designed displays and placards giving the history and information about each aircraft displayed. Admission is free, which is pretty remarkable,and kids really enjoy being able to get up close and personal with the aircraft. The only down side is that there are no planes in which you can tour or see the inside. The museum also provides some great stories, with its "Utah Aviation Hall of Fame" exhibit, and the USAF in Vietnam exhibit, which includes a section on prisoners of war and USAF (Vietnam) Medal of Honor recipients. If you have any interest at all in military aviation - or think you might possibly have an interest - this museum is well worth the visit.

3. Frary Peak Trail

4528 W 1700 S, Antelope Island State Park, Syracuse, UT 84075-6861
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Frary Peak Trail

Reviewed By Rhonda F

I had never been to this area of Utah before. When planning my trip, several people told me that this HAD to be one of my day trips. I am so glad they recommend this. Picturesque views, solitude, and beautiful views whilst being serenaded by songbirds.

4. SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium Utah

1201 N Hill Field Rd, Layton Hills Mall, Layton, UT 84041-5137 +1 801-544-4938
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium Utah

Immerse yourself in a world of discovery as SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium takes you on an adventure through rainforests, deserts and the depths of the seas. With exciting exhibits and activities for families and children of all ages, you’ll be able to get wet with the stingrays, feed the toucans, encounter the caimans, marvel at the sharks, take selfies with the snakes and more.

Reviewed By HawaiiStateOfMind - Syracuse, Utah

We have an annual pass and this is great for a few reasons.
1 - You don't have to go during discount days or weekends when it is more crowded.
2 - You get friends in at 50% off.
3 - You don't have to stay all day to feel like you got your monies worth. Just go for an hour every month or two (or more).

They seem to change things up every few months.

It can be hard to find people to spend tokens for food on certain days. They did add a dispenser by the Manta Rays (but it needs a sign Tokens Only because people keep putting quarters in it.)

Discounts for members of America First Credit Union and USAA

Not a huge impressive over the top aquarium, but if the kids love it, then so do we. They slowly are improving aesthetics.

My ten year old tells me he wants to work here every time we go!!

5. Syracuse 6

2428 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075-7200 +1 801-773-2254
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4 based on 27 reviews

Syracuse 6

Reviewed By Ghostraveler1959 - Clearfield, Utah

Competitively priced, with an easier time getting into without the crowds of some of the other theaters in the area

6. Great Room Escape

525 Ring Rd, Layton, UT 84041-4883 +1 801-845-2734
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Great Room Escape

The Great Room Escape is a fully interactive and immersive experience unlike anything you have ever done before. No longer do you sit back and watch the show, now you are 100% part of it. Up to 12 participants will enter a room, the question is whether they will make it out in the hour. Clues and riddles hidden throughout the room provide the tools to meet your objective.

Reviewed By bigdogmom2017 - Syracuse, Utah

we took a group of 8 friends and had a blast. clues were medium difficulty, the excitement when you solve each clue is high. the only thing I did
not like was our second visit the zombie could kill you everywhere. you could not escape. it's hard to look for clues when you are to busy trying to not get killed. our first visit the zombies chain only came out so far so you could run to a corner and escape it. but we still all agreed it was alot of fun and we have another trip planned.

7. Schneiter's Bluff

300 N 3500 W, Clearfield, UT 84015-7202 +1 801-773-0731
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4 based on 2 reviews

Schneiter's Bluff

Reviewed By GasEngineer

Came here with a youth group and played a round of frisbee golf and foot golf for $3! It was so much fun. Took the five of us about 50 mins to play the five holes twice (frisbee then soccer ball). Very friendly staff. They supplied the frisbee and soccer balls. You can also play the short course with clubs and would be great to learn on. Looking for a little fun - try it.

8. Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

41 S 3200 W, Layton, UT 84041-8747 +1 801-531-0999
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4 based on 36 reviews

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

Reviewed By Ken K - Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

The Shorelands Preserve is magical - so close to the suburban sprawl, but a world apart. Our family visits almost every time we're in the Salt Lake City area. It should make you appreciate the beauty of the marshes lining the edge of the Great Salt Lake, many of which are threatened by encroaching suburbanization. It's an easy stroll around the boardwalk, starting at a bare-bones unmanned visitor center. Roughly half way around, you will encounter an observation tower with lovely views of the marshes and the mountains. I think the best time to visit is in the late afternoon and early evening, when bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun.

9. Gonzo Boat Rentals

Antelope Island State Park, Syracuse, UT 84075 +1 801-698-6288
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Gonzo Boat Rentals

Reviewed By tdennis06 - Seattle, Washington

If you want to say you have paddle boarded on the largest salt water lake on the Western Hemisphere, this is for you! Dave will take good care of you, get you set up, then quiet, peaceful, and water like green glass, gliding along on a paddle board is pretty cool. Kayaking was not so cool as my nephew had to keep his mouth closed to not inhale clouds of sand fleas...luckily they don't bite. BTW, go at sunset for incredible skies, and slightly cooler temp.

10. Syracuse City Community Center's

1912 W 1900 S, Syracuse, UT 84075-8651
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4 based on 5 reviews

Syracuse City Community Center's

Reviewed By Rose F - Syracuse, Utah, United States

Want a walk through time, this museum is so much fun! you will love all these old buildings. I love that the barber shop from my sons first haircut is here. great place for family photos

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