Olympic culture is another Park City staple, and at Utah Olympic Park, which highlights the destination’s role as host of the
2002 Winter Olympic Games, groups of up
to 1,000 can enjoy a wide range of exhibits,
including one at the Alf Engen Ski Museum showcasing winter Olympic uniforms
through the ages. Groups can also partake
in a range of activities, including taking a
run down the Comet Bobsled track.
An abundance of art galleries, the Sun
Valley Center for the Arts and various
celebrations including the Trailing of the
Sheep Festival, which features a Folklife
Fair, sheep dog trials and a sheep parade,
are among the cultural options awaiting
groups that hold a meeting in Sun Valley.
The Sun Valley Film Festival, held each
year in March, attracts new filmmakers as
well as longstanding visionaries like Oliver
Stone, who recently attended the event and
gave a free coffee chat.
Meanwhile, the free Sun Valley Summer
Symphony is hosted at Sun Valley Resort
in its beautiful pavilion, according to Kelli
Lusk, public relations and communications
manager at Sun Valley Resort.
“The group can best experience it by
integrating one of the events during their
summer conference,” she said, adding that
the pavilion is conveniently located within
walking distance of the
Sun Valley Lodge and
Sun Valley Inn. “It’s a
quintessential arts experience and uniquely
“Taos shines year-round as a mecca for
arts and culture, but
fall is undoubtedly the
peak of all of the fun,” said Karina Armijo,
director of marketing and tourism for the
Town of Taos.
Autumn is such a happening time here
in large part because of the Taos Fall Arts
Festival, one of the city’s oldest traditions.
The week-long event offers various types
of art, a film festival, hands-on workshops
and a new addition called The Paseo, which
highlights installation, performance and
“With plenty of fun and interactive
pieces, this makes for an excellent group
excursion,” Armijo said.
When groups are out and about visiting
the Taos Plaza, they should also veer off
and explore the historic adobe-lined Ledoux Street.
“Ledoux Street is a must,” Armijo said.
“This narrow winding road is sprinkled
with local art galleries and shops and
makes for an excellent walk for groups that
want to experience the true authenticity
that Taos has to offer.”
Stops along the way should include 203
Fine Art, an art gallery, the Blumenschein
House, a National Historic Landmark, and
the Harwood Museum of Art, which offers
group tours and programming for adults,
including art classes and concerts with the
Taos Chamber Music Group.
“A day spent walking through the plaza
and down Ledoux Street leaves plenty to
talk about over dinner at any of the amazing local restaurants in the area,” Armijo
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