Salt Lake City Attractions
It may have been founded, and still largely
exists, as the headquarters of a devout religious community, but
anyone who enjoys a holiday in Salt Lake City will attest to the
fact that it's not all about conservative Mormon tradition. While
the spiritual can be uplifted by the voices of the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir in Temple Square, it is also possible to have an
indulgent meal in a top restaurant, and a rip-roaring night on the
The city welcomes those travelling for
business, and is a popular destination for conferences. Of course,
Salt Lake City is also in a beautiful scenic setting with winter
sports and summer trails on its doorstep. The famous ski resorts of
Utah, including Deer Valley and Solitude, are just beyond the city.
Even the ruggedly beautiful state parks of the south are only a few
hours away by car.
Those planning some sightseeing in the city
should consider buying the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass, which
allows discounted access to about 13 top attractions, saving
tourists between 50 and 80 percent on admission charges. The
Connect Pass can be purchased online.
Outdoor enthusiasts travel to Salt Lake
City in summer, between June and August, to head for the nearby
hills and hiking trails. Alternatively, winter sports lovers
holiday in Salt Lake City between December and February, when the
snow is thick on the mountains, providing world-class skiing at a
number of top resorts.
The Temple Square is the heart of Salt Lake City and the symbolic epicentre of the Mormon religion. Visitors marvel at its majestic six spires, topped by a golden statue of the Angel Moroni forming a striking silhouette against the skyline. Confirmed... see full details
Utah State Capitol
Modelled after the national capitol building in Washington D.C., the Utah State Capitol sits on a hill above the city surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens. Memory Grove to the east of the building contains statues honouring Utah veterans and the grounds... see full details
Pioneer Memorial Museum
The Pioneer Memorial Museum is crammed with artefacts from frontier life, its four storeys filled with the history of Utah. The relics are wide ranging, from doll old guns, doll collections and horse coaches to medical tools, a 1901 fire engine and... see full details
Tracy AviaryFounded in 1938 and one of the city's premier attractions, the Tracy Aviary is the oldest bird sanctuary in the United States. The space is a wonderful urban oasis, home to a huge variety of birds from across the planet. Residents range from... see full details
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