Just an hour south of Salt Lake City is Utah Valley, home to Provo. To the west of Provo lies Utah Lake, and to the east of the city stand a towering range of mountains called the Wasatch Front. Mount Timpanogos dominates the northern part of the city at 11,957 feet (3,644 meters); these rugged mountains east of Provo create one of the most picturesque backdrops in Utah.
The history of Provo is an interesting page in the history of the Beehive State. Visitors who come to Provo will find several historic sites. These historic sites are cultural resources worthy of preservation as landmarks of the community. Utah Valley was the traditional home of the Ute Native Americans. This people were known also as the Yuta, or the Uta. These Native Americans called Utah Valley home because Utah Lake was full of fish that kept the tribe fed and they were protected from enemies that lived to the Northeast by the Wasatch Front.
Today, Provo is Utah’s second largest city, with a bustling downtown area with its variety of shops and activities and is home to Brigham Young University. It is a city steeped in history, with world-class museums, galleries, performing arts, and family attractions. And, Provo is the ideal starting point to visit the great American Southwest! With the Wasatch to the north, the Unita Wilderness to the east and Utah’s five magnificent National Parks in the south (and the Grand Canyon just beyond), Provo provides endless opportunities for world-class outdoor opportunities. The Utah Valley Convention Center is ideally located in the city center and adjacent to the Provo Marriott and Hyatt Place, offering excellent accommodations. Within minutes, you will be within a thriving district where families and business professionals alike can enjoy the colorful scenery, historic buildings, vintage boutiques and over 50 restaurants. Alternatively, one can break on the roof top garden, offering breathtaking views of the Wasatch Mountains without leaving the venue.
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