Things to do in Tooele County:
1. Deseret Peak Complex:
The Deseret Peak Complex features an impressive array of venues ideally suited for the attraction of a wide range of events and activities. The complex opened in 1999 and has brought many exciting events to Tooele County ever since. Some of these events include Keith Urban concert, Demolition Derbies, Pro-Rodeos and much more.
We offer a wide variety of venues, so there is something for everyone. We are sure to please even the toughest critics in your family. Visiting the Deseret Peak Complex is a perfect way to spend an afternoon, an entire Saturday, or a special occasion. Check out our venues and amenities listed below. If you have any further questions give us a call at (435) 843-4000. www.deseretpeakcomplex.com2. Miller Motorsports Park:
This world renowned racetrack is home to Utah's first Nascar race. The road course is a 4.5 mile long, 40-50 foot wide, 24-turn layout that provides a variety of cornering speeds, from 50 mph to well over 100 mph. The fastest cars and motorcycles will approach 200 miles per hour on the track's 50 foot wide, 3500 foot main straight. Kart racing is also available. For a complete schedule visit www.millermotorsportspark.com.
Three golf courses dot the Tooele County landscape with fees 30% lower than the Salt Lake Valley. Oquirrh Hills Golf Course: 18 holes over 6,611 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal) 1255 E Vine St, Tooele, UT 84074, (435) 882-4220, The Links at Overlake: 18 holes over 7,248 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 700 Tiger Ln, Tooele, UT 84074, (435) 882-8802, Stansbury Park Golf Course: 18 holes over 6,779 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 1 Country Clb,Tooele, UT 84074, (801) 328-1483.
4. Historical Attractions
Tooele County is rich with heritage and tradition. Museums, monuments, and memorials cover the county. Pony Express Trail, Utah State Firefighters Museum and Pioneer memorials are only a few, for a complete list of attractions and a virtual tour visit: www.co.tooele.ut.us/ht00_index.html.
5. Canyons and Outdoor Recreation:
National Forest, Settlement Canyon, Middle Canyon, hiking, biking, camping, fishing.
6. Bonneville Salt Flats:
World Record Speeds are set in Tooele County. The Bonneville Salt Flats is one of the most unique natural features in Utah. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a fragile resource administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Thousands of visitors, commercial film makers, and of course high speed auto racers, make the salt flats a world famous destination. Just east of Wendover, Utah.
Wanna fly? It is no longer just a dream. You can fly; Skydive Utah will teach you how. Your first skydive is only a phone call away. Fly high above the Great Salt Lake with a view that goes on for miles. Tooele County is one of the few places in Utah where skydiving is allowed. Call 1-800-Jump-Now or visit www.skydiveutah.com.
8. Seabase (Scubadiving):
Bonneville Seabase is your in-land source for warm water SCUBA diving and snorkeling -and hundreds of colorful tropical salt-water fish. This geothermally heated, salt water, high altitude mini ocean is the only one of its kind for SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and training. Whether you are feeding the beautiful French Angel fish or observing the docile Nurse Sharks, you'll never believe you are in the middle of Utah.
9. Great Salt Lake:
Visit one of the world's wonders, Utah's inland sea. Cruises, sailing, wind surfing, and biking are all part of the great salt lake. The Great Salt Lake and its islands provide outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities in northern Utah. Sunsets over the lake can be breathtaking. Amazing red, orange, lavender and magenta hues slowly dissolve in the evening sky. The lake's turquoise waters attract sailors, its white sand beaches are popular with swimmers and sunbathers, and craggy outcroppings on Antelope Island and some shoreline areas draw hikers and mountain bikers.
10. Kennecott Copper Mine:
The view from our side is amazing. Travel to the top of the Oquirrh Mountains to see the most spectacular view of the the world's largest man-made excavation and first open-pit, is located 28 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. 2.5-miles across, and .75-miles deep, the mine is so big, it can be seen from space shuttles in outer space.
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