One legacy of the Salt Lake Olympics is the ZAP tax (that has since been renewed) to fund zoos, arts, and parks. As a result, some of the finest public facilities in the country are here.
Utah Olympic Oval. The stunning venue was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics and is the home of the U.S. speed skating team. Watch the world's best skaters in major competitions every winter. It's open to the public year-round for myriad activities, including skating, curling, and running on the 442-meter indoor track. 5662 Cougar La., Kearns, Utah, 84118. 801/968–6825; www.utaholympiclegacy.org/oval.