Every city in Utah County has its own unique attractions to keep residents busy and Orem is no exception. Here are 10 things to do in Orem (plus one bonus one).
See a performance at the SCERA Center for the Arts
If you love the arts, SCERA has several opportunities for activities. From indoor performing arts series, art exhibits, movies at their feature film theater, classic cinema series, and children’s summer education programs.
The SCERA is also home to the Orem Heritage Museum, located in the historic building south of the SCERA Center. The Museum has a 2,000-piece collection that tells the history of Orem, including a coal stove, butter churn, toy display, World War I to Korean War exhibits, and exhibits from early Orem schools and churches, among other items.
SCERA also hosts special events, including the Celebration of Veterans and the LDS Film Festival.
Location: 745 S. State Street, Orem
More info: http://scera.org
Play at the Orem City All-Together Playground
Opened in October 2016, the All-Together Playground was the first public all-ability playground in Utah County. The playground has swings, slides, rope swings, a merry-go-round and even ziplines that can be used by kids, no matter their abilities.
Orem is also home to 17 other parks, including the popular Nielsen’s Grove Park and Mt. Timpanogos Park in Provo Canyon.
Location: 200 E. 100 North, Orem
More info: orem.org/parks-guide
Hit the arcade at Nickel City
For a lot of fun for not a lot of dough, you can head to Nickel City. The arcade has a variety of games including driving games, music games, sports games, skee ball and pinball, all for nickels. They also have laser tag.
Location: 1515 S. State St., Orem
More info: http://nickelcityorem.com
View art at the Woodbury Art Museum
Located at the southeast corner of University Place, the Woodbury Art Museum is run by Utah Valley University and will be located at University Place until spring 2020 after which the UVU Museum of Art will move to the Lakemount Manor, gifted by the estate of Melanie Bastian. Over the past 15 years, the museum has collected nearly 500 works of art. Admission is free to the public.
Location: 575 E. University Parkway N250, Orem
Visit the Orem Library
The Orem Library is much more than just books. They also offer storytime, film screenings, educational series, teen movie nights, and performing arts events.
Location: 58 N. State St., Orem
More info: lib.orem.org
See a performance at Hale Center Theater Orem
Along with their year-round season of musicals and comedies performed on their stage in the round, the Hale Center Theater Orem has vocal and theater education programs and youth productions.
Location: 225 W. 400 North, Orem
More info: http://haletheater.org
Jump at Get Air Hang Time
For some extreme fun, Get Air Hang Time in Orem has extreme trampolines. They also have activities like 3D dodgeball, slamball, slack lines and archery tag.
Location: 1340 Sandhill Road, Orem
More info: http://getairhangtime.com
Skate at the Classic Fun Center
For some classic fun, head to the Classic Fun Center in Orem. They offer classic skating, a large inflatable area, a space station climbing area and a game arcade.
Location: 250 S. State St., Orem
More info: http://classicfuncenterorem.com
Head to the Miracle Bowl
Lace up your bowling shoes and head to the Miracle Bowl for some family bowling time.
Location: 1585 S. State St., Orem
More info: http://miracle-bowl.com
Check out the skate park
Since 2002, skateboarders have been visiting the skate park in Orem. The park has a quarter of an acre of cemented land with a wide variety of features.
Location: 400 N. 1200 West, Orem
Bonus: Play at the Kid’s Place at University Place
The Kid’s Place at University Place has been open since October 2016. It is located in part of the The Orchard, a large outdoor green space, located in the heart of University Place. The Kid’s Place is located at the north end of the Orchard. It connects to the indoor play area with hydraulic doors so kids can play inside or out.
The Kid’s Place area includes a wooden tree house, a log climbing structure, monkey bars in the trees, a seesaw, a climbing wall and interactive water fountains.
Location: 575 E. University Pkwy., Orem
More info: http://universityplaceorem.com