Provo, Utah

The first city is not Salt Lake City, Utah. Why? Well, let me explain.

First City

The first city of the Tour of Utah is Provo, Utah. It is close to where I live, and SLC requires a lot of time, and I have to travel there.

Let’s begin



It was called Timpanogas, and it was derived mainly from the Utes. This area was the largest settled area in Utah.

The Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake Valley in 1847. However, in 1849, tensions arose between the pioneers and the Indians, and Brigham Young ordered a small militia to resolve the issue.

Three Mormon families from SLC came to the Provo Area and built Fort Utah, which was named Provo in 1850.

1872 saw the first railroad when the Provo Woolen Mills opened.

Provo, Utah

It has towering mountain views and scenic drives. It is the county seat of Utah Country, Utah. The Population is about 115,162 people, thus making it the fourth-largest city in the state. However, combining that with Orem to the North, it is the state’s second-largest metropolitan area, with 526,810 people.

Provo is home to

  • Brigham Young University
  • LDS Church’s largest Missionary Training Center (MTC)
  • Home of several billion-dollar start-ups
    • Qualtrics
      • Ryan Smith, Utah Jazz Owner, is a co-founder.
    • Vivint
    • Nu Skin Enterprises
    • Action Target
    • Morinda Bioactives
    • North American Arms
  • Novell was once there; now it is Micro Focus.
  • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
  • America’s Freedom Festival

What To Do

You are probably thinking, what on Earth is there to do in Provo, Utah? Well, a lot. Depending on what you would like to do. Here are some points of Interest

  • MTC
  • Covey Center for the Arts
  • Library at Academy Square
  • Recreation Center
  • Utah Valley Convention Center
  • BYU Arboretum
  • Museum of Paleontology
  • Peaks Ice Arena
    • Hosted 2002 Winter Olympic Games
  • Provo River
  • Largest Water park in Utah
  • Shops at Riverwoods
  • Provo Canyon
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
  • Utah Lake
  • Y mountain
  • Provo Town Center
  • Dry Bar Comedy Club

If you are looking for food, there are over 60 restaurants in the downtown area alone and more throughout the city.

There are several shops and music venues.


Provo is a great town, as it all depends on what you are looking for. There are many things to do—lots of hiking and bike paths. You can go from Utah Lake to Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon.

Lots of food and entertainment.

Some bars, if that is what you would like to do.

Shopping and so much more




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