Things To Do
American West Heritage Center
Discover a century of the past at this 160-acre living history center. Each day is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of the Old West from 1820 to 1920. This living-history attraction offers hands-on learning experiences as you visit with Native Americans, mountain men, and pioneers dressed in period costume. Visit their welcome center featuring historical exhibits, spacious restroom facilities, and a spectacular view of the Wellsville Mountains. Celebrate a part of our Western history with special events such as Baby Animal Day and Fall Harvest Festival.
6 miles south of Logan, on U.S. Hwy 89/91, Wellsville
Admin Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm; Historic Adventures and Annual Event dates and times vary throughout the year. Please visit website for current hours.
Bear River Heritage Area
Experience our unique and diverse cultural heritage in the Bear River Basin where the Great Basin and Rocky Mountains meet. This region is the ancestral home of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone, mountain men roamed and traded furs here, and Mormon pioneers settled the area in the 1860s. Logan is a great place to begin your exploration of heritage sites featuring everything from the Golden Spike National Historic Site to historic hotels and restaurants, pioneer trails, Chesterfield ghost town, and the nearby mining town of Soda Springs, Idaho. Step back in time at the American West Heritage Center or at the National Oregon/California Trail Center. This seven-county area straddles the Utah-Idaho border and is home to an array of beautiful landscapes including rolling farmland, the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway, natural hot springs and geysers, and beautiful Bear Lake. A Bear River Heritage Area brochure is available at the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau.
Cache Valley Historic Driving Tour
Cache Valley extends more than 50 miles in Utah and Idaho and represents the rugged struggle to settle the American West. This self-guided heritage driving tour winds through 28 Cache Valley cities and towns. It's a great way to learn about our rich history and settlement. A driving tour brochure is available at the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau. The brochure can also be downloaded by clicking: Driving Tour
Cache Valley, Northern Utah and southeast Idaho
Family History Center
Discover your family ancestry at this satellite branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' international genealogy library, the largest genealogical library in the world. Expert volunteers will help you with your research and you might just find a long-lost relative.
Basement of Logan Tabernacle, 50 North Main (enter through rear doors), Logan
Mon.& Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Historic Downtown Logan
Many beautiful turn-of-the-century homes, churches, and store buildings are located in downtown Logan. Highlights include early Mormon pioneer architecture showcased in the Logan Tabernacle, the 1914 Bluebird Café, and the restored Cache County Courthouse, home of the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau. Meander west down Center Street to view elegant nineteenth-century mansions. A downtown walking tour guide and a historic home guide are available at the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau.
Downtown area between 100 South and 200 North along Main Street, Logan
Logan LDS (Mormon) Temple
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple is an easily visible icon of the Cache Valley landscape. The edifice was built from 1877-1884 by the donated labor and materials of early pioneers. The modified Gothic building rests on a terrace of the ancient Lake Bonneville, and the exterior was built with locally quarried limestone and sandstone. The beautifully manicured grounds are open to the public, but access to the Temple is reserved for Church members only.
175 North 300 East, Logan
The Tabernacle was completed in 1891 and is a striking example of an early Mormon pioneer public meetinghouse. A beautiful pipe organ was installed in 1908 and the building is used for Church conferences, community concerts, and other presentations. An extensive genealogy library is located in the basement of the building where volunteers can help research your ancestors. Tabernacle tours are available Mondays through Saturdays throughout the summer. Free "Noon Music at the Tabernacle" concerts are performed Monday through Friday from Memorial Day through mid-August.
50 North Main, Logan
Richmond Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum
This museum preserves pioneer and Native American relics.
29 South State, Richmond
Thurs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment
Utah State University Campus
Utah State University was founded as Utah's land-grant agricultural college in 1888 and has become a major research university. The campus is filled with historic buildings and beautiful landscaping. Year-round activities and events include sports, performing arts and lecture series, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, and traveling exhibits and workshops.