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What to see in Salt Lake City

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 this city is 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 over-indulgent meal in a top restaurant, and a rip-roaring night on the town. The city welcomes those travelling for business with open arms, 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 the doorstep. The famous ski resorts of Utah, including Deer Valley and Solitude, are just beyond the city, and even the ruggedly beautiful state parks of the south are only a few hours away by car.

Those planning some serious sightseeing in the city should consider buying the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass, which allows discounted access to 13 top attractions, saving tourists between 45 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 hit the hiking trails. Winter sports enthusiasts 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.


Pioneer Memorial Museum

Devoted to objects connected with historical events, the Pioneer Memorial Museum is crammed with photographs, furniture,…

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Temple Square

The four-hectare (10-acre) Temple Square complex includes the Mormon Temple, the Tabernacle and the Assembly Hall. It…

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Tracy Aviary

Situated on eight acres of land in Liberty Park, the Tracy Aviary is the oldest bird sanctuary in the United States,…

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Utah State Capitol

Modelled after the national Capitol building in Washington DC and opened officially in 1916, the Utah State Capitol sits…

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