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Things to do in West Valley City, Utah

Just west of the highrises in downtown Salt Lake City, sits a metropolis bustling with unique character and energy. West Valley City is framed by major interstates, I-15 and I-215, which means there is effortless access to a variety of family activities. Within this city of endless entertainment, two brand-new communities are being built, Steely Terrace and Juniper Acres. If you are looking to move to a new neighborhood with lots of fun things to do, check out these five family-friendly activities that are perfect for the whole family.

Seven Peaks Water Park


Just five minutes from Steely Terrace, streams of gushing Caribbean-blue water provide not only an escape from the summer heat but an entire day of adventure! Twist and whirl down a variety of water slides or take a nice, relaxing float down the lazy Amazon River. The park entertains visitors of all ages. Toddlers will giggle and play at the Dinosaur Bay pool with slides made just their size, teens will love rope swinging into the deep abyss, and grandma will enjoy relaxing to the sounds of crashing waves at Tidal Beach. So, come summer, forget the A/C and head to Seven Peaks!

Rocky Mountain Raceways


If you’re looking for something unique, you won’t want to miss the action at Rocky Mountain Raceways! Since 1925, Utahans and visitors from around the globe have flocked to the tracks to break speed records and to experience the thrill of the race. Feel the suspense and amazement as a spectator in the stands or the excitement and anticipation as a participant on the track. You can even bring your own car to see just how fast it can go!

Scales and Tails


Talk about a thrilling, yet educational, experience! Scales and Tails encourages kids to touch and learn about a variety of awesome reptiles. Crocodiles, snakes, and lizards are let out of their cages to allow kids to experience these unusual creatures up close. Tour guides make learning fun by adding interesting facts about each reptile and engaging with the audience. You can visit their location during public hours or have them come to you for your own personal event!

Redwood Drive-in Theatre


Tired of always resorting to a Netflix movie for evening entertainment? Try going to a drive-in for an exciting twist! Every night, the Redwood Drive-in presents the newest cinema releases on a large outdoor projector, so you can enjoy beautiful summer nights and your favorite flick at the same time.  Get comfy in the back of your pick-up with a pile of pillows and blankets and enjoy the featured film!

The Maverik Center


Hockey is a slippery and perilous game, but that just makes it more fun to watch! The Utah Grizzlies, Utah’s professional ice hockey team, play their home games at the Maverik Center. Action packed games are sure to leave the crowd with a story to remember. So, find your favorite stadium food and get comfortable, you won’t want to miss a second of the excitement.