Have you ever heard about Tooele County in Utah? Well, you should because this destination is all you need for an unforgettable weekend with your family, spouse or even friends. The conveniently located county along Interstate-80 in the western part of the state, and between Wendover, Nevada and Salt Lake City is a perfect place for outdoor recreation, entertainment, Motorsports and even Western history. So sit back and let me explain to you why Tooele County should appear on your travel list right now!
Festivals that will leave you speechless
Thousands of people join together for one unforgettable night filled with lanterns at the Lantern Festival which takes place on May 20th. Just imagine how incredibly beautiful it looks with thousands of lanterns lighting up the sky in the night time. Also, live music, smores, food, activities for children and adults make it one of the best festivals in Tooele. On July 27th-30th County Fan Fest takes place and brings all music fans together. They can enjoy live music, camping life and even more amazing activities during the whole fest. Lastly but not the least, Bit N Spur Rodeo is an event that you can’t miss. So mark your calendar for July 4th Weekend, an experience you won’t forget.
Activities for all hobbies
One thing that I can promise you is that Tooele really has it all when it comes to outdoor activities. Do you enjoy hiking? There are endless possibilities from mountains to even desserts and canyons. Do you enjoy biking? Fear not, Tooele is a great place for that too. You can find lots of trails for biking all around the county, if you want a bit of challenge, you can test your strength in the 25-mile long Stansbury Front Trail. Whatever your hobby is, fishing, motorsports, golfing, scuba diving, hunting, camping, sailing, horseback riding or bird watching, Tooele got you. Check out this website to find out more about these activities here!
Treasury of Western history
If history is your thing, then this place is what you explore next. The Tooele Valley Railroad Museum embraces the memories of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars. The recently opened Ophir Historic District lets you experience the Old West mining days. There are historic buildings such as homes, a train, a shoe shop and a post office that makes you feel like you went back in time. Grantsville Dup Museum will give you an insight in Western history through antiques and a huge variety of expositions which you can find on their website.
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Heaven for sports enthusiasts
If you enjoy sport no matter what kind or type, Tooele has the Deseret Peak Complex to fulfil all your sporty needs. The complex is just 35 minutes west of Salt lake City and features a wide array of venues. Every sports enthusiast is left satisfied. Don’t believe me? There is an archery park, an aquatic centre, a baseball field, BMX, motocross tracks, playgrounds for children, indoor and outdoor arenas and much more. I cannot list all of the facilities that this complex has but believe me when I tell you that it has everything related to sports. Check it out here!
Tooele County is a little gem that I am very happy to be introduced to and hopefully one day I will experience all it has to offer. One thing for sure is that their hiking and biking trails are calling for me. If you want to find out more about the stunning and truly incredible Tooele, check out their website right here. You will find useful information about its history, the origin of the name, the things to do, the things to see and much more helpful information.
So what do you think? Will you be visiting Tooele soon?