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Brigham City

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Brigham City

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Brigham City is a city in Utah.

Get in[edit]

  • Brigham City Airport is only a short distance north from the center of town.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Brigham City Museum, 24 North 300 West, Brigham City, UT 84302 (Corner of Forest St. and 300 West), 435-226-1439, [1]. An art and history museum that has 6-8 temporary exhibitions each year. The museum features a permanent exhibition on the history of Brigham City that includes an interactive area geared to children. Historic collections include all of southern Box Elder County. Free.  edit
  • Box Elder Museum, 641 East 200 North, Brigham City, UT 84302 (In the Hervin Bunderson Center on 200 North), 435-226-1439, [2]. Northern Utah's natural history museum. Exhibits include fossils, minerals, and the mining history of Box Elder County. Free.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Play a round of golf at the Eagle Mountain Golf Course only a short distance south from Brigham City.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza, 285 North Main Street, 435-723-7272, [3].

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Mim's Bar and Grill, 4020 North Highway 13, Corinne, 435-744-2206. Just outside Brigham City to the west in Corinne.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Galaxie Motel, 740 South Main Street, (435) 723-3439. checkout: 11am. Your basic mom-'n'-pop small-town motel (a dying breed). Clean and well-kept, decent beds, A/C. No pets; smoking and non-smoking rooms available. Office hours 8am-10pm. $40.  edit
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 1167 South Main Street, 435-723-8511. Credit card is required. Pets allowed, storage safe in the room. Front desk open 24 hours.

Get out[edit]

  • Golden Spike National Historic Site [4] The site where the Trans-Continental Railroad ended. Once the Golden Spike was put in, the railroad was officially open for use. (About 30 minutes West of Brigham City.)
  • The Spiral Jetty

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Spiral Jetty, considered to be the central work of American sculptor Robert Smithson, is an earthwork sculpture constructed in 1970. Built entirely of mud, salt crystals, basalt rocks, earth, and water on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point in Utah, it forms a 1,500-foot-long (460 m), 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) counterclockwise coil jutting from the shore of the lake which is only visible when the level of the Great Salt Lake falls below an elevation of 4,197.8 feet (1,279.5 m).[1][2] At the time of its construction, the water level of the lake was unusually low because of a drought. Within a few years, the water level returned to normal and submerged the jetty for the next three decades. Due to a drought, the jetty re-emerged in 2004 and was completely exposed for almost a year. The lake level rose again during the spring of 2005 due to a near record-setting snowpack in the mountains and partially submerged the Jetty again. Lake levels receded and, in the spring of 2010, the Jetty was again walkable and visible. As of late June 2011, runoff from record snowpack has all but completely submerged the Jetty. Originally black basalt rock against ruddy water, it is now largely white against pink due to salt encrustation and lower water levels.

The Jetty is *extremely* far from most human habitation. It is located 17 miles by dirt road, through active pasturelands, from the Golden Spike National Historic Site, which is itself ~32 (paved) miles from the nearest town of Corrine, Utah. Ensure you will have gas enough for the ~100 mile roundtrip, and time enough to be back on paved roads before dark.

In poor weather conditions it can be extremely dangerous to attempt to visit the Spiral Jetty as even though there are signs directing you to the jetty, it would be very easy to get lost if they are missed due to poor visivbility. An accident with the cattle that are often found on the road would leave you not only stranded, but liable for the damages to the livestock.

The Spiral itself will most likely be partially or fully submerged when you arrive, although a climb up the nearby hills can provide a better vantage point from which the jetty can be seen even if it is underwater.

  • To get to Bear River City follow route 13 north to Corinne and procede on to Bear River City.
  • To the south the closest town would be Perry which is a very small town.
  • If you go east you will reach Mantua, known for its large reservoir.
  • To the west you will reach Corinne a very small town.

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