Things to Do
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Visit the James V. Hansen Wildlife Education to learn about the birds and habitat of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem through the interactive displays and watch the amazing Wings of Thunder film. A 1.5 mile walking trail meanders through the wetland habitat just outside the center. Center hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday – Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, and is closed on Sunday, Monday and Federal holidays. The Refuge’s auto tour route is open daylight hours year-round, weather and road conditions permitting. The Auto Tour is a 12-mile loop through the heart of the Refuge. For more information visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/bear_river_migratory_bird_refuge/
Activities available at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge include wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education and interpretation, hunting and fishing.
Bear River Bowling Center
Family-Friendly Atomosphere… Great Food & Fun for Everyone! Wednesday & Thursday are mixed & men’s Leagues if wanting to join contact BR Bowling Center for new start up dates. Lane Reservation Policy – You may call ahead & reserve your lanes for your group. You must arrive within 5 minutes of the stated time or your lanes will be given away (reservations recommended on the weekends).
Hours for the bowling center are: Monday & Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fridays 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
They are located at 1410 West Main Street in Tremonton for more information call 435-257-1997.
Bear River Valley Museum
The museum is to learn, preserve, exhibit and teach history of the Bear River Valley by collecting stories and artifacts of Northern Utah and displaying them in a historical setting. We also honor residents from the valley who have passed away. helping the community remember their contributions to the community.
The museum is located at 11 East Main St. Tremonton. They are ppen Monday-Fri 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Admission is free. Tours can be scheduled any time by calling Roberta Fronk at (435)257-3273. For more information call (435)854-7406 or visit Bear River Valley Museum
Box Elder Museum
641 E. 200 North
Mon – Thurs 8am – 5pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Saturdays by appointment
Box Elder Museum
The Box Elder Museum is THE place to see real fossils, minerals, and mining history. Current displays include a variety of fossils and minerals — from Box Elder County, throughout Utah, and the world. They are proud to have the best display of trilobites in the western US. Other fossils on display document the history of the world for millions of years, and include dinosaurs, ancient horses and sharks, plants, insects. Other exhibits showcase a wide array of rocks and minerals, as well as the mining history of Box Elder County,
Admission to the museum is currently free.
Brigham City Self Directed Historic Site Tour – 18 sites and buildings are on this self-directed historical site tour.
For a list of sites please visit http://brighamcity.utah.gov/self-guided-tour-of-historic-sites.htm
Brigham City Historic Train Depot
833 W Forest St
The Historic Brigham City Depot is an active historic museum in process of complete restoration to the original 1906 grandeur. Its role is to preserve, promote, protect, and maintain the depot and its history. The Depot offers revolving historic exhibits and special events for holidays. Visit the gift shop Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat 1-5 PM. Special hours and tours by appointment. Closed January 1 to May 1.
Brigham City Museum
24 North 300 West (The facility is in the lower level of the Senior/Community Center. The entrance is on the west side.)
Brigham City Museum
Admission is free.
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
Brigham City museum hosts a permanent community history display. They also host travelling exhibits throughout the year.
Brigham City Pool
720 West Forest Street
(435)734-6610 (September – May)
(435)734-0991 (June – August)
Public Swim Hours
Brigham City Pool
The Brigham City Community Swimming Pool located at 720 West Forest Street in Rees Pioneer Park is a popular summer destination. The pool features a 150- foot water slide, two tot slides, two in the water splash features, 2 one-meter diving boards in the diving well, and 50 meter lanes. The pool holds 750,000 gallons of cool inviting water to help beat the heat of summer, sufficient deck space to enjoy the sun, shade structures to cool off under, an easy zero depth entry area with shallow water for wading, and a concession stand for treats, hot dogs, and drinks.
Swim Lessons, water aerobics, lap swimming and plyometric training are available Monday through Thursday from June 6th to August 26th. Please contact the pool at 435-734-0991 for times and dates. The pool is ADA accessible and has a special “family” change area for those needing it.
Crystal Hot Springs
8215 North Highway 38 Honeyville
Crystal Hot Springs
The natural hot spring ranges in temperature from 120 – 134°F (51°C – 57°C) and contains the highest mineral content (46,000 mg/L) found in any hot spring in the World. In 5 minutes 8,400 gallons of hot spring water surfaces. In a 24 hour period there are 900,000 lbs worth of minerals carried to the surface with 2.4 million gallons of hot water. This hot spring water is coming from 8,000 feet below the earth’s surface and is estimated to be around 22,000 years old.
Less than 50 feet from the natural hot spring there is a cold spring which 65°F – 75°F (18°C – 24°C). The cold spring has a slightly higher rate of flow, every 5 minutes 9,200 gallons of water surface. In a 24 hour period, 2.6 million gallons of cold water surface.
These two springs surfacing this close to each other are the second closest hot and cold spring in the world.
Crystal Hot Springs offers 3 mineral hot tubs, large soaker pool and an Olympic size pool.
Family Fun Bowling Alley Center
15 East 500 North
Everything from bowling and mini golf, to Birthday parties, company parties and league bowling.
Fine Arts Center
58 South 100 West
Fine Arts Center
The Fine Arts Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and providing affordable fine arts opportunities for youth and families in the community. They offer after school and evening classes in art, youth choir, theater, drawing, puppetry, and photography. They also offer a variety of community activities including: periodic community youth arts activities, theater productions, puppet story time for preschoolers, monthly concerts, a Puppet Museum with special family activity times, puppetry workshops in the schools, monthly Open Mic Nights.
The Fine Arts Center also houses the World of Puppetry Museum. Come see an eye-catching array of over 150 puppets from around the world (15 different countries) as they celebrate creativity and the ingenuity of people from a variety of world cultures. Also included are puppets that represent their own American favorites from movies and stories. Open the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month 1- 4 pm.
Golden Spike National Historic Site
32 miles west of Brigham City, Utah, via Utah Hwy. 83
435-471-2209 ext. 29
Golden Spike National Historic Monument
May 10, 1869 the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. Golden Spike National Historic Site shares the stories of the people and settings that define the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.
The most popular attractions include stepping out to the site where history was made, viewing the site’s replica steam locomotives, participating in historic re-enactments of the famous completion ceremony, and exploring the nearly 150 year-old railroad grade on the auto tours and hiking trail. Whether you are coming out to check out the visitor center, see a film, or enjoy the unique landscape you should be able to connect with some of the unique aspects of this pivotal moment in our nation’s history.
The Driving of the Last Spike is reenacted during the summer season allowing visitors to relive this celebration. Volunteers portray the dignitaries who were at the ceremony on May 10th, 1869.
Reenactments are held Saturdays and holidays, starting the first of May through mid-September, at 11:00 a.m. and following the 1:00 p.m. Steam Demonstration.
For fees and operating hours please visit their website.
2505 South Highway 89 Perry
Heritage Community Theatre is a 208 seat community theatre that presents seven productions each year. They perform on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights with some matinees. Check website for current production and tickets.
Main Street Playhouse
11 East Main Street Tremonton
Main Street Playhouse
Main Street Playhouse was started in October of 2013. It was founded by JuDean Parkinson in cooperation with the Bear River Valley Museum. When the Museum was looking for fund raising ideas and JuDean was looking for a venue for her theater company the two came together to create the Main Street Playhouse.
They are a unique theater company that specializes in something different than “traditional theater”. They perform Melodramas (Old Fashioned, brought back like the originals years ago), Modern Melodramas, One-Acts, Dinner Theater, Storytelling through Dance, Vaudeville, Oleo Acts, Impromptu, Radio Shows, and much more…
They want to provide an experience for the audience and the performers that they wouldn’t necessarily see or perform at a traditional community theater. It is also our mission to always create a family friendly atmosphere appropriate for all ages.
Old Barn Community Theater
3605 Bigler Road Collinston, Utah
Old Barn Theatre
It was Christmas in 1998 that The Old Barn Community Theatre first opened its doors. The very first production was “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Now it has been 15 years since that first show. For 15 wonderful years, and in 72 unique productions, talented individuals, too numerous to count, have donated energy, time and financial assistance to this incredible project.
In that time they have taken their audience to the Midwest prairies and to the Austrian Alps. They have traveled along the Yellow Brick Road and up the Mississippi River. They have flown with Peter, danced with Cinderella and played the trumpet with a band of boys. They have experienced the intensity of a jury room and the laughter of a beauty parlor. They’ve traveled to ancient Egypt, the tunnels of New York, and to places and lands of pure imagination. They have spent time in lonesome mountain cabins, enchanted castles and in homes seeing real life at work . They have looked at families, both rich and poor, laughed with them and cried with them. They have sung the songs of Disney, laughed at the stories of Dr. Seuss and felt the joy as Scrooge redeems himself. On their stage they have danced in the rain, sung in the snow, and bounced in their seats as they were taken back in time with music from days gone by.
Skyway Golf Course
432 North 1300 West Tremonton
The 9-hole “Skyway” course at the Skyway Golf & Country Club facility in Tremonton, Utah features 2,836 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34 . The course rating is 32.9 and it has a slope rating of 103 on Blue grass.
Utah’s Famous Fruitway
Highway 89 from South Willard to Brigham City
Locals have celebrated the bounty of produce harvested between Brigham City and South Willard in Box Elder County for well over a century, but it wasn’t until 2006 that the state of Utah designated the area north of South Willard on Highway 89 as the “Utah Fruitway.” Fruit season stars in July and lasts into the beginning October. With over 40 varieties of peaches grown along the way you are sure to find something you love.
Willard Bay State Park
900 W. 650 N. Willard
Boat, swim, water ski, and fish on the warm waters of Willard Bay. Camp under tall cottonwood trees that frame the night sky. During winter months, Willard Bay is a wildlife watching area for nesting eagles. Two areas, North and South Marinas, offer all the amenities for a weekend at the Bay. To reserve campsites and to see fee schedule please visit their website.