Community Information

Welcome to Provo! Located 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, Provo is situated between the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and Utah Lake. It is home to over 111,000 people. Due to its unique location, Provo and the surrounding area provide a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants, and museums.


Provo provides a variety of shopping experiences. You can find both small shops and boutiques in the downtown shopping district or large, modern shopping malls within minutes of one another. The downtown area features many smaller, unique shops and stores, while the larger malls provide shoppers access to major retailers, restaurants and cinemas.

Downtown | Provo Towne Centre Mall | Riverwoods | University Mall


A wide selection of restaurants are available in Provo and the surrounding area. Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Italian are all available within a reasonable driving distance.

Utah County Restaurants


From museums of art to museums of natural history and photo galleries, you can find it in or around the Provo area. Several museums, such as the Monte L. Bean Museum and the Museum of Art (MOA), are located right on campus. Others can be found throughout Utah County.

Utah County Museums/Arts

Outdoor Recreation

Its beautiful location makes Provo ideal for all kinds of outdoor recreational activities. Recreational enthusiasts can enjoy the great outdoors year round, as Provo provides opportunities for everything from downhill and cross country skiing, to fishing, boating, camping, biking, hiking, rock climbing and golfing.


There are plenty of opportunities to watch high quality sporting events in Provo. The BYU Cougars provide sports fan with plenty of opportunities to enjoy football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball, soccer and hockey, just to name a few. Neighboring Orem is also home to the Orem Owlz (a minor league baseball team).

As Provo is only 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City, it is within easy driving distance of three professional sports organizations, the Utah Jazz (basketball), the Utah Grizzlies (hockey), Real Salt Lake (soccer) and the Salt Lake Bees (minor league baseball).

Other Attractions

There are many other attractions in the Provo area, including water parks, skating rinks, riverside trains, swimming pools, theatres, and comedy clubs. For more information, click on a link below.

Things to do in Provo | Provo attractions

Special Events

Local events and attractions include Sundance Resort and Film Festival and American's Freedom Festival.

Area Attractions

Provo is within a couple hours drive of five national parks, including Zions, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Goblin Valley and Arches.

There are many state parks and other activities near Provo as well.