Logan, Utah, is located in beautiful Cache Valley, only 85 miles north of Salt Lake City in a pristine, green valley along US Hwy 89, the shortest and most scenic route to Yellowstone. Don't miss Logan National Scenic Byway, especially when fall colors are on display. At the highway summit, you can see a spectacular view of turquoise Bear Lake. The lake is a boating and fishing destination in the summer and a snowmobile destination in the winter. One of Cache Valley's main attractions is the American West Heritage Center, where you can relive 100 years of the American West. Logan is home to Utah State University. This area is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities: camping, fishing, mountain biking, boating and hiking. In the winter, ski at Beaver Mountain Ski resort or snowmobile in Logan Canyon. Cache Valley hosts several large events: the Top of Utah Marathon, Cache Valley Cruise-In Car Show, the Utah Festival Opera Company and the Festival of the American West.
The Logan area is unique. Whether you stroll the streets of historical downtown on a peaceful spring morning, pass hot summer days on the shores of Bear Lake, drive along the color-drenched Logan Canyon Scenic Byway in autumn, or join local children sledding down Main Street--Utah's Logan destination is a peaceful region for those ready to remember simpler times [Logan's history].
Long ago, the rich soil of Logan brought pioneers in search of fertile land. Today, Logan is home to Utah State University, which offers one of the finest agriculture education programs in the nation. USU was originally founded in 1888 as a land-grant agriculture college, but has since developed into a major learning and research center. This historic campus is open for the public to tour.
Nearby, the Logan LDS Temple, built from 1877 - 1884, stands today as a monument to Utah's early pioneers. It represents sacrifice, commitment, and a diligent work ethic. The neighboring tabernacle is equally spectacular, and is home to an early 1900-era pipe organ.
Visitors intrigued by Logan's rich history will want to visit the Jensen Historical Farm at the American West Heritage Center. The farm is a living history museum, set in 1917. All the traditional ways are closely followed, and guests are invited to jump back in time and learn about food preservation, sheep shearing, quilting, hay making, threshing, and more.
Yes, Logan is different. We like it that way, and think you will, too! Come explore a land rich in heritage. From the Shoshoni Indians who believed the area to be sacred, to the fur trappers who rendezvoused in Cache Valley [Logan's history], to contemporary travelers looking for that cool canyon get-away or a link to America's past...Logan has been acclaimed as something special for a long time!
Information courtesy of Cache Valley Visitors Bureau.
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