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Provo, Utah, is 50 minutes south of Salt Lake City, and within an easy drive of beautiful mountain canyons, river rafting, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and world class snow skiing. Provo is the home of the ice hockey facility of the 2002 Winter Olympics, an exciting waterpark-7 Peaks-and Brigham Young University. In the fall when the leaves change the mountains are covered with vivid red, yellow, and orange. A drive up Provo Canyon follows the Provo River, passing Bridal Veil Falls and leading to Sundance Ski Resort with its aspen groves, music, theater, seasonal classes, small shops, two restaurants, and incredible snow skiing. At the south end of Provo is the new Provo Town Square shopping mall; Provo has several movie theaters and also a live theater, the Hale Center Theater, and restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisine. The main plaza at Center Street and University Avenue is surrounded by little shops and restaurants, including antique shops and the Tabernacle, a historic Mormon building from the early days of Utah settlement. The influence of the LDS Church (Mormon) in the history of Provo shows in the historic buildings; however, with outdoor opportunities and scenic beauty Provo is a wonderful vacation spot for everyone, where a day of skiing, hiking, shopping, or simply exploring can be ended with a delicious meal and a trip to the movie or theater, or a drive to the foothills to watch the gorgeous sunset over Provo Valley and Utah Lake.