Utah Botanical Center
The Utah Botanical Center offers visitors many recreational activities such as fishing, wildlife viewing, walking the trail system, visiting the Rasmussen Teaching Garden and over 100 species of trees in the arboretum.
The Botanical Center was created as a place of study and focuses on critical issues facing Utah and other states throughout the Intermountain west; a growing population and limited water supplies, diminishing public open space, and a shrinking resource base for native plants, wildlife and wetland areas. The center offers hands-on fun and learning on ways to live well while using resources wisely.
The four fishing ponds are stocked with Large Mouth Bass, Blue Gill and Channel Catfish. Bring your camera as the ponds are also visited by many different species of waterfowl and other birds. The trail system makes its way around the ponds and offers many places to relax, have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The parking lot gates are closed 30 minutes after dusk each day. The Utah House is open Monday thru Friday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and is closed on Sunday.
Driving Directions: To the Utah Botanical Center: From I-15 take exit 328. Go east 0.5 miles to the traffic light at Main Street. Turn south (right) and drive 0.6 miles to the traffic light at 350 South. Turn west (right) and drive 0.2 miles to the stop sign at 50 West Street. Turn south (left) onto 50 West and drive 0.5 miles.
Continuing to the UBC offices and greenhouse: Turn left on Sego Lily Drive (725 South).
Continuing to the Utah House: The Utah House parking lot entrance is on the west side of the street at 920 South 50 West.
Continuing to Wetland Discovery Point: Turn right on Wetland Point (676 South).