Tooele County Attractions
Tooele County (pop. 50,000) is the second-largest in area of the 29 counties in Utah. It is part of the Great Salt Lake travel region.
Grantsville (pop. 6,800) is the second-largest town in Tooele County. Grantsville was founded in 1850 and has been known as Twenty Wells and Willow Creek. It hosts the Tooele County Livestock show in mid-July.
Donner-Reed Pioneer Museum
The disaster that occurred in 1846 when the Donner party went missing in the wilderness is recounted at the Donner-Reed Pioneer Museum in Grantsville. It features artifacts left behind by the party before they tried their disastrous crossing of the mountains.
Skull Valley Goshute Indian Reservation
Wendover (pop. 1,500) is the third-largest town in Tooele County. It was founded in 1907 and is located on the western Utah border. It shares a border with West Wendover, Nevada.
Bonneville Speedway Museum
The historic mining town of Ophir (pop. 22) is located 20mi/32km south of Tooele in northcentral Utah. Many of the buildings date from the town's founding in 1870.
Tooele (pop.28,000) is the seat of Tooele County. The town is the location of the Tooele Army Depot and a chemical weapons incinerator.
Benson Grist Mill
The renovated Benson Grist Mill in Stansbury Park is located west of Salt Lake City. The site features a blacksmith shop, log cabin and agricultural relics. It was originally built in 1854.
Tooele County Railroad Museum
The Tooele County Railroad Museum is located at Broadway and Vine in Tooele. The museum features a steam engine, a dining car and other railroad artifacts. Inside exhibits include local mining, railroading, and smelting history.
Barrick Mercur Gold Mine
Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum
The building containing the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Tooele was built in 1867. The museum features a photo collection and pioneer artifacts.
Vernon (pop. 240) was founded in 1862. It is located in Tooele County to the west of Provo.
Rush Valley, Utah
Rush Valley (pop. 450) is a town in Tooele County that was established in 1856.
Stockton (pop. 440) a small town in Tooele County, Utah. It was founded in 1864.