June 23, 2016

ISAG conference afternoon tours


June 23, 2016 – Registered for the 35th International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah? Join us on one of four unique and exciting afternoon tours to Antelope Island State Park, Historic Downtown Park City, Olympic Park, or Canyons Village Resort. Each of these tours has something special to offer, whether you are seeking breathtaking views and wildlife, unique shopping and dining, sports history, thrills or pampering.

Antelope Island: Spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful island brimming with wildlife, scenic trails, and picturesque views. The island is actually a peninsula reaching out into the Great Salt Lake. It has multiple freshwater springs to support numerous animal species including bison, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, badgers, owls, hawks, and falcons. Be sure to visit the Fielding Garr Ranch House, the oldest house in Utah still on its original foundations from 1848. If you are looking to get up close with Utah’s natural environment this is the tour for you!

Historic Downtown Park City: Head into Park City for a trip to the Wild West. The tour will feature a walk through Historic Main Street, with Old West style saloons and boutiques to explore. If you are looking for art, jewelry, clothing, or souvenirs, this is the place to be! Historic Main Street also offers a range of unique dining choices from around the world from Japanese to Mexican to Italian and the classic American fare. There are a number of places to grab an afternoon coffee, a sweet treat, and even a winery offering wine tastings. This is the tour for the shopper and the foodie alike.

Olympic Park Bus Tour: Sports fans, sign up for this tour to feel like an Olympian! The bus will drive through the picturesque Rocky Mountains en route to Olympic Park, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Village. Visit Olympic Stadium, the towering 72-foot-high Olympic Cauldron, and Olympic Winter Park. The Utah Olympic Park is a winter sports park built for the 2002 Winter Olympics and home to 90- and 120-meter Nordic ski jumps and “the fastest bobsled track in the world.” Buses will then take you to the Historic Downtown Park City to explore the shops, or hop a bus to the Canyons Resort for some great additional activities on the mountain.

Canyons Village Resort: This phenomenal resort, located in the mountains above Park City, is full of excellent activities for the thrill seeker or the individual looking for some rest and relaxation. For those craving thrills, check out the infamous Alpine Slide, the Alpine Coaster, or head out on a zip-lining tour for the most exciting way to view the mountains. If you are looking to pamper yourself, stop in at the Park City Boutique & Spa. Their spa menu includes luxurious facials and hand, foot, or full body massages. Guests of Park City Boutique & Spa are also entitled to use the health club, pool, hot tubs, sauna, and steam room during their visit.



All tours are included in the registration fee. Buses will depart from the Hilton at 12:30 pm and return at 5:30 pm to This is the Place for the Gala Dinner. Buses will run continuously from This is the Place to the Hilton during the Gala Dinner.

Not registered for the 2016 ISAG conference? Sign up here!


Photos source: http://e.standard.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/max_800/stories/2014/01/26/198298-247684.jpg, https://yogafaith.org/product/yogafaith-retreat-park-city-utah/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venues_of_the_2002_Winter_Olympics, http://www.pclodge.com/concierge/nearby-attractions/the-canyons/, http://lindaspa.vn/en/dich-vu/-foot-massage–45.html