akeisel's Passport


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10 January 2011

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About Me & My Family

My family and I love road trips. In fact, our annual road trip miles amount to at least 10,000 per year! We love National Parks and any place that is off the beaten path.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, simple, independent, energetic, spontaneous
We Just Got Back From
The road (wherever it takes us), of course!
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
National Parks
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Favorite Vacation Memory
There are so many to name. We love Alta Ranch Montana. We have so many fun memories of just staying at the ranch. We never left the place and we were never bored!
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
My daughter got car sick on the way to New Mexico. She puked in every state on the way. I sat in the back and caught the puke in a Ziploc bag for about 8 hours. Once we got to our destination, she was just fine and happy to be there.
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Cool Overnight or Evening Experiences for Kids in Utah

These Utah venues come alive at night hosting a myriad of family friendly overnight and/or evening activities.  

966 W. 12th Street
Ogden, Utah

Enjoy Family Camp at the Ogden Nature Center and camp under the stars with your family at the Dumke Picnic Grove. In the evening, families can hike through the center and learn about the nocturnal creatures that inhabit the preserve at night. Songs, skits and s'mores will cap off the evening before you slumber under the stars

55 N Center St
Lehi, Utah

Experience a "night at the museum" at the Hutchings Museum of Natural History. This is an annual event where kids will be in awe of the exhibits that come to life including animals, historical characters and even the Tyrannosaurus Rex!

3003 N. Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, Utah

Kids can experience Late Night with T-Rex complete with museum guided tour, scavenger hunt, movie on the 3D Mammoth Screen with drinks and popcorn, paleo fossil talk, and paleontology classes. Cost is $30 for this event which is offered several times throughout the year.

reviewed on: January 10 2011

"Fun and Informational"
Thanksgiving Point Museum of Ancient Life is a museum that your kids will love!  The museum does have all of the traditional displays of dinosaurs and some amazing life-size dinosaur mounts.  That alone is fun to see.  But my kids especially love playing in the water/sand table - which teaches about erosion; and the sand digging area - where kids can dig up their own life size dinos.  This museum is a great way to spend a cold or rainy day indoors!  Fun and informative!

2600 East Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah

The zoo hosts a "Kid's Night at the Zoo" where kids are treated to a pizza dinner and awesome Zoo experience. Cost is $20 and is offered at different times throughout the year.

reviewed on: January 11 2011

"Small zoo for a capital city"
Hogle zoo is a very small zoo for a capital city.  However, our family goes to zoo a few times a year and we enjoy a half a day walking around looking at the animals.  Since it is small, a few hours is all you need.  Bring in a picnic and enjoy the setting.  FYI - food is available for purchase but a bit expensive with few healthy options.  However, the zoo allows you to bring coolers and food inside, so bringing your own picnic is a great idea.  There are several nice shady picnic eating spots throughout the zoo.

The zoo has made some good improvements recently - especially the upgrade to the big cats.  In 2011 the zoo has added some fun robotic dinosaurs.  These dinos scared my 2 year old, but the older kids really liked them.  I'm not sure if these dinos are a permanent exhibit.  Hogle Zoo is also adding a new area for polar bears, penguins and seals but these displays won't be open until the summer of 2012.

In the summer be sure to attend the bird show.  This show is my kid's favorite part of the zoo.  Kid's will also enjoy seeing the elephants as they often have a baby elephant and there is a huge viewing area.

In summary, if you have a few hours, go and enjoy but don't expect too much.

18035 W 1540 N
Lehi, Utah

Enjoy hands on history each summer during Camp Floyd's Youth History Camps for boy scouts. Camp fees are $20 per boy/adult and includes all camp material and breakfast. This two-day program includes a one night stay over night with sleeping accommodations in recreated military tents.

8841 N Alpine Loop Rd
Provo, Utah

Sundance summer theater presents "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" outdoor under the stars. The production will appear against the backdrop of Mt. Timpanogos, beginning on July 23rd and ending with a final performance on August 18th; performances will be held each Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights over these dates. Bench general admission tickets are $23 and Lawn general admission tickets are $20.

745 S. State St.
Orem, Utah

Scera presents live theater, concerts, and movies presented under the stars during its summer season. Ticket prices vary based on performance. The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre features festival seating on a grassy slope, with designated sections for chair and blankets.