Are you looking for a unique destination for your next family vacation? Do you want your kids to experience the great outdoors, learn some Western history and take part in unique festivals? I recently heard about Tooele County, Utah and did some digging. I think it will be the perfect destination for our next trip across the U.S. Tooele County offers outdoor activities, history, events, and more as well as must-see sights such as the Salt Flats & wild horses! As part of my research into this diverse area, I’ve put together ideas to help plan your Tooele, Utah travel adventure with kids.
Tooele County is conveniently located along Interstate-80 in the western part of Utah, between Wendover, Nevada and Salt Lake City. Easily accessible from the interstate, Tooele County can be your main destination or a stop for a couple of days as part of a longer family road trip. It’s located less than 30 minutes from Salt Lake City making a day trip possible, if you’re crunched for time.
Tooele, Utah Travel with Kids:
Situated on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County is the venue for the fastest land-speed records on earth. Additionally, the Bonneville Salt Flats and Great Salt Lake are some of the most photographed landscapes in America. And if that’s not cool enough to appeal to even the most disinterested teen, Tooele County is home to the largest herd of free-roaming wild horses in Utah and one of the largest in the country! It’s said the watering holes in the Cedar Mountains are the greatest places to observe the horses, sometimes from only a few hundred yards away! Just these 2 activities alone would be enough to impress my kids, but there is so much more to Tooele County than Salt Flats and wild horses.
Some of the other activities in Tooele County include: Deseret Peak Facility, Scuba diving – Salt Water underground diving, Pony Express Trail, Wendover Air Museum, Donner-Reed Trail, ATV & OHV trails, Sailing on the Great Salt Lake, Benson Grist Mill and Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum.