Introduction to Orem, Utah
Orem, Utah, in Utah county, is located 340 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is included in the Provo - Orem metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 84,324 people resided in Orem.
Orem was originally known as Provo bench, and became incorporated in 1919. The city was named for Walter C. Orem, who was the President of the Salt Lake and Utah Electric Interurban Railroad. The city is located in Utah County, which was founded in 1852. Some of the notable residents of Orem include Alan Ashton, the Co-founder of WordPerfect; Marie Osmond, the American singer and actress; and LaVell Edwards, the legendary BYU Football Coach.
Orem and nearby Attractions
- Mountain Shadows Shopping Center
- Utah Lake State Park
- UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
- Wasatch Mountain State Park
- North American Museum of Ancient Life
- Utah's Hogle Zoo
Things To Do In Orem
Orem provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Utah Lake State Park, Wasatch Mountain State Park, and Deer Creek State Park. The North American Museum of Ancient Life and UVSC Woodbury Art Museum provide absorbing insights into the history of this area. The University Mall and Mountain Shadows Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. Local celebrations include Happy Valley Film Festival and Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.
Salt Lake City International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Orem Higher Education
Utah Valley State College is the local higher education institution. Others in the neighborhood include Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Phoenix - Utah Campus.