The Logan Area
Logan, UT is situated in the far northern part of the state; approximately 82 miles north of Salt Lake City. Highway 91 runs North and south; while highway 89 crosses east and west; meeting near the city center. Logan is the main city of the metro area, which includes part of Idaho.
Founded in 1859, the city was named after Ephraim Logan – a fur trapper; among the Mormon settlers who established the town. Construction began on the first Mormon tabernacle and temple shortly after the city was incorporated in January of 1866. The now closed Brigham Young College; was founded in 1878 and the Agricultural College of Utah, which would later become Utah State University, was instituted in 1888.
The population growth of Logan can be primarily be attributed to early settlement, post war upturns, as well as incidental circumstances that drove numbers from the west. Much of this growth took place during the 60’s; during which time the population shot up to roughly 20,000. Over the next 40 years that number would jump to 50,000.
In present day, downtown Logan consists of many historical structures including the Logan Tabernacle and Logan Utah Temple. There are also many retail shops as well as city governmental buildings. Utah State University is located on the east side of Logan; near the picturesque mountain scenery. The industrial zone is located on the west side of Logan. The residential parts of town are scattered throughout.
Hotel Services & Amenities
La Quinta Inn & Suites Logan will welcome you to a clean room where you can settle in and unwind in a comfortable pillowtop bed. 39” flat screen offer crystal clear television viewing with premium cable channels to keep you entertained. Guest rooms are stocked with convenient amenities such as a coffee maker, with which you can brew an eye opening cup of coffee right after rolling out of bed; and a microwave and refrigerator, so you can preserve leftovers instead of discarding a perfectly good meal.
You’ll have access to other in-room conveniences to aid in preparing for a productive day including high speed wireless internet access, phone with voicemail, hair dryer, iron with ironing board. Other helpful resources, accessible within the hotel, include a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, spa, a Bright Side Market where snacks can be purchased when you get the munchies; a business center with a desktop computer, printer, and faxing services.
Logan Area Attractions
Catch a stirring performance at one of the many events held at the Utah Festival Opera throughout the year. See what’s going on at the Ellen Eccles Theatre; where concerts, theater, ballet, and classic movies are hosted. The Cache Valley Center for the Arts is a good place to expand your horizon with community arts classes and events known as Gallery Walks where you can experience art, music, and food of different sorts. If you are in town during the Father’s Day Weekend when the Summerfest Arts Faire is going on; head over to the Logan Tabernacle grounds to enjoy the fantastic music, food, and activities for the kids.
Located in a college town, the Utah State University is always holding art shows, musical performances, plays, and lectures that will make your trip worthwhile. Attend a captivating demonstration to get a glimpse into the past of what it was like to be a pioneer in the old west at an interactive exhibit at the American West Heritage Center.
For outdoor excitement, catch a thrill on the slopes at the Beaver Mountain Ski area; or maybe take a hike along Wind Caves Trail on the north side of Logan Canyon. Take an elk-viewing ride at Hardware Ranch December through March; or do some fishing on the Blacksmith Fork River year round. Bear Lake is a great venue to plan an outing.
If you’re a cheese fanatic, plan a guided tour of the Gussner Cheese factory. Visit the Willow Park Zoo where you can admire one of the largest exotic bird collections in the region. The kids will have a blast feeding the ducks!
Visit the Logan Tabernacle to admire the magnificent structure that took 27 years to complete. The Logan Utah Temple is another good stop to explore to see. It holds lots of history as the 4th constructed Temple in Logan and one of only two still remaining. The Gothic Revival architecture will give you a visual treat.
The Riverwoods Conference Center, Spectrum at USU, Cache Valley Mall, Logan Regional, Cache Specialty, Thermofisher, ICON, Campbell Scientific, Harris Research, Juniper Systems, and Hill Airforce Base are all great reasons to stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Logan; so book a room if you are looking for a hotel near any of these venues or attractions.