Provo Tourism

Provo /ˈproʊvoʊ/ is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Utah, located 43 miles (69 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Provo is the largest city and county seat of Utah County. It lies between the cities of Orem to the north and Springville to the south. With a population at the 2010 census of 112,488, Provo is the principal city in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which had a population of 526,810 residents at the 2010 census. It is the third-largest metropolitan area in Utah after Salt Lake City and Ogden-Clearfield. The city is the location of Brigham Young University, a private higher education institution, which is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Provo also has the largest Missionary Training Center for the LDS Church. The city is a key operational center for Novell and has been a focus area for technology development in Utah, with several billion dollar startups operating in Provo. Provo was the second city in the United States to work with Google Fiber. The city's Peaks Ice Arena was a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Sundance Resort is located 13 miles (21 km) northeast at Provo Canyon. In 2015, Provo was cited among the "Best Small And Medium-Size Cities For Jobs," and Utah County, where Provo is the largest municipality, was named by the BLS for highest job growth for the year. In 2009, Provo was listed in Where to Retire magazine as an "enticing city for new careers". Provo was also listed in National Geographic Adventure magazine's "where to live and play" as a cultural hub. In 2010, Forbes rated Provo one of the top 10 places to raise a family. Additionally, in 2013, Forbes ranked Provo the No. 2 city on its list of Best Places for Business and Careers. Provo was ranked first for community optimism (2012), first for volunteerism (2008), 2nd for business/careers (2010), and first in health/well-being (2014). Its metropolitan area was projected to have the greatest population increase in the 2010 United States Census (47%).

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Provo tourism boasts of great outdoors that are widely explored for their countryside vibe. Ironically, this city has won several accolades such as the Best Small and Medium-Size Cities for Jobs, highest job growth for the year, Best Places for Business and Careers. Additionally, it is also counted to be one of the most conservative counties in the state. This lends to the fact that Provo is noted for its community optimism, volunteerism, and health/well-being. Sounds like an interesting city, right?

Let’s see what the attractions in the city look like. First on the list is the Brigham Young University, where you can take golf cart tours to see its incredible campus. The BYU Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, a Life science museum, comes second. Other must-sees in Provo include BYU Museum of Art, BYU Museum of Paleontology, and the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures among more. 

 

  • Know the pollution level of Provo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Provo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Provo.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 83.82 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 61.73 (High)
    • Pollution Index 33.14 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.37 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Provo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.33 USD

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