Seniors Spring Into The “Art City”

Welcome_to_Springville_on_State_Rd Springville, Utah is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population runs right at 30,000.  Senior travelers will find Springville just a few minutes drive south of Provo.

Springville is a bedroom community for commuters who work in the Provo-Orem and Salt Lake City metropolitan area. It is a city on the move. In 1849 the City was originally named Hobble Creek, but as the town grew, the name was changed to Springville and was incorporated on February 13, 1853.

Springville is known as “Art City” due to its strong development of the arts. It is home to the Springville Museum of Art, Utah’s oldest museum for the visual fine arts (circa 1937). The museum showcases collections of many well-known artists, both local and national, including collections of Utah art, a major Soviet collection, early Americana, and the European Steed collection.


Completed in 1937, this building was designed in the style of the Spanish Colonial Revival style by architect Claud S. Ashworth. In 1986 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  That’s where this senior would go first on my visit to Springville… I love those historic sites.

 Seniors Enjoy Jack-O-Lanterns

Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns is a fun destination for folks of all ages, including seniors. In their  giant pumpkin patch and you pick your own pumpkin or choose one from the stand. This year a pumpkin tower is being introduced.


 The Springville – Mapleton Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum is a spot in town where senior visitors can enjoy learning about the town’s history.

Utah Valley is loaded with free things to take in all year long. Springville Travel information and resources in Utah County Utah state that the state of Utah is unique with its variety of landscapes, geology, and recreational activities.

Senior Golfers Find Championship Course


The most notable geographical feature of Utah County is Utah Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in Utah. While the national parks are considered national treasures, there are many more places to see and things to do that are just as amazing and certainly less crowded.

At the Springville Utah website you can discover and explore some of Utah’s most famous attractions and the perhaps lesser known yet worth a visit sites nearby.

The Hobble Creek Golf Course features an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, so toss your clubs in the trunk and play a round or two in Springville. In addition, the Springville Historical Society does a great  job of preserving Springville’s Past.

Enjoy the mountains, the beauty of Utah and the friendly folks of Springville . -jeb

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