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 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 town.

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.

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…

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Temple Square

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…

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Tracy Aviary

Founded 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…

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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…

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