Friday, March 30, 2018

Great Provo Attractions for History Lovers

Provo has much to offer history buffs, with a deep, rich, but also sad history. Originally called Timpanogots, which means “rocky,” Provo has had many name changes, many of which were rooted in history. The first inhabitants, the Timpanogos, were a peaceful people, but disputes over land and cattle broke out between the settlers and Timpanogos got engaged in a battle that is known as the Battle Creek Massacre.

Provo eventually grew into a big and popular city with plenty of historical landmarks and sights that history lovers can explore to learn more.

Here are some of Provo’s best attractions that every history lover should check out.


Provo has plenty of fascinating museums that history lovers can visit to learn more about everything that happened in this city.  Here are a few of the best museums to check out when you stay over at Hines Mansion:

Antique shops

Antique shops are always fascinating to history lovers and these shops are also great for shopping expeditions and for adding to your antique collection.  Here are a few of the best antique shops to visit when you stay over in Provo:

Oldest buildings to check out

If you love history and have a thing for historical buildings then you can also scout the city and have a look at some beautiful old buildings. Provo is full of beautiful old buildings like the Wood-Harrison House, the Clark-Taylor House, William and Ann Bringhurst House and much more.

Historic landmarks

Historic landmarks are also worth checking out.  The landmarks are great fun to seek out and it is great fun to learn what interesting things happened in certain locations.  Here are a few historic landmarks to seek out while you visit Provo:

Provo is a wonderful city in a state with a very rich history.  It is definitely worth your time to take out a few books and to learn more about all of the things that happened here and to visit a few landmarks, see a few buildings and to shop for a few antiques. Though not all in the Provo/Orem area, many of these landmarks and museums are worth a visit to learn and enrich your understanding of what makes Utah so special.

Hines Mansion

Our very own Hines Mansion has quite an interesting history and is also a sought-after destination for travelers and history lovers. Russell Spencer Hines and Kitty built the mansion in 1895 with money acquired from mining, business and real estate ventures.  The mansion was renovated during 1975 – 1978 and in 1995 the mansion was transformed into a bed and breakfast.  The rooms and architecture of the mansion are still very true to its original creation and the interior design captures the historical vibe of the mansion perfectly.