Delta might seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere, but we found some really great activities for families there. If you are planning a trip near Delta, check out these cool places that we enjoyed:
Great Basin Museum: Located on Main Street in Delta, this museum has a lot of pioneer history of this area. There are great period pieces, and the museum is free (donation suggested).
Snow Goose Festival: Every year in February, migrating snow geese stop at the reservoir outside Delta. Up to 20,000 geese can be viewed in one of the most spectacular migration scenes in the western United States.
The Great Stone Face: This short hike takes you to a large basalt stone known as the Great Stone Face. Early pioneers saw the face of their slain Prophet Joseph Smith in this rock, and it became a place of pilgrimage for Delta residents.
Fort Deseret: Early pioneers in Utah built many adobe forts in the small towns of central Utah because they were afraid of the Indians. All of those forts were later taken down so the towns could advance– except for Fort Desert. This fort still stands in a recognizable state.
Territorial Statehouse State Park: Utah’s capital was originally in the small town of Fillmore just down the road from Delta. Later, for convenience, the capital was moved to Salt Lake, but not before President Millard Fillmore gave $20,000 for the building. Since those days, the capital has served as a prison, and school, and now a museum.
Yuba Lake State Park: This state park is all about camping and water sports. If you are a boater, a swimmer, or enjoy the beach, you’ll enjoy your time spent at Yuba Lake State Park, which is located east of Delta.