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Spanish Fork

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Spanish Fork

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Spanish Fork is a city in Utah. Spanish Fork was one of the first Icelandic settlements in the United States.

Understand[edit]

Spanish Fork is growing quickly but maintains somewhat of an small-town vibe. You can still find a lot of farmers and cowboys around.

Get in[edit]

Interstate 15, U.S. Highway 6 Exit.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Sri Sri Radha Lotus Temple, 8628 S State Road (small parking lot accessible from 8500 S), 801-798-3559, [1]. 9AM-9PM. This Hare Krishna Temple stands out on a hill in southern Utah Valley. The property consists of the temple (including a gift shop featuring Indian clothing and other goods) and a llama farm. The Hare Krishnas hold about one festival here per month, including the Festival of Colors (Holi) in March, the Llama Fest in July, and Diwali in November. The temple also offers weekly worship (Love Fest) on Sundays at 5PM. Free. (40.075699,-111.66208) edit
  • Icelandic Monument, 800 E Canyon Rd (It is on the right side of the road if you are driving east on Canyon Road), [2]. Commemorates the arrival of Icelandic Mormon immigrants who settled in Spanish Fork. Was visited by President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland in 2005.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Fiesta Days. Held annually at the end of June. The Fiesta Days rodeo (a PRCA rodeo) is very good, probably the best one in Utah, bringing in Cowboys from all over the US and Canada.  edit
  • Harvest Moon Hurrah. Held annually in mid-September. Sponsored by the Spanish Fork Arts Council.  edit
  • Sports Park, Volunteer Drive. The sports park is large and has several baseball fields, soccer fields, and tennis courts. The Spanish Fork River Trail can be accessed on the South Side of the sports park, there is plenty of parking free.  edit
  • Spanish Fork River Trail, (follows the Spanish Fork River running across the south side of the city, there are a number of entrances, Canyon View Park, Poplar Lane, and the Spanish Fork Sports Park are the most common ones). The sports park is large and has several baseball fields, soccer fields, and tennis courts. The Spanish Fork River Trail can be accessed on the South Side of the sports park, there is plenty of parking free.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Barry's Parkview Drive Inn, 2032, 115 S Main St, +1 801 798-2257. Old Style American Diner popular with the locals for its shakes  edit
  • Glade's Drive Inn, 296 S Main St, +1 801 798-2257. Old-fashioned order-at-the-window restaurant close to the old baseball park  edit
  • Buns N Brews, 45 E 200 N, +1 801 798-0794.  edit
  • The Italian Place, 749 N Main St, +1 801 794-0465, [3]. M-Sa 11AM-10PM.  edit
  • Jaxies, 747 N Main St, +1 801 798-3185, [4].  edit
  • Magleby's Fresh, 310 N Main St, +1 801 798-8700, [5]. M-Th 8AM-9PM, F-Sa 8AM-10PM.  edit
  • The Pizza Factory, 988 N Main St, +1 801 794-2211, [6].  edit
  • Two Jack's Pizza, 30 N Main St, +1 801 798-8601, [7].  edit

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Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

  • Orem, Provo and other cities in Utah Valley, which have a number of interesting sites
  • Salt Lake City and other cities along the Wasatch Front. Many of these towns also have rich pioneer heritage. Salt Lake City is easily accessible by car (I-15) and train (Frontrunner) from Provo.
  • Lehi, 30-45 minutes to the north on I-15, is home to Thanksgiving Point's many museums, gardens, and other attractions [9]. The Lehi Frontrunner station is located close to Thanksgiving Point. Also in Lehi is the wonderful Hutchings Museum of Natural and Cultural History [10].
  • Moab and the Southeastern side of Utah is accessible via Highway 6 (about 3 hours away), this is where you can find Arches and the Canyonlands National Parks.


Routes through Spanish Fork
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