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Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake
Utah State Capitol Building
The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake in Salt Lake City is one of the most popular tourist attractions for many reasons. Completed in 1915, the State Capitol is a lovely Renaissance-style building featuring depression-era murals in the rotunda, which depict events from Utah's past. The beauty and its architecture is available to see as well as incredible views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains, the Great Salt Lake and the valley floor. "Salt Lake City, An Amazing View"!

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts Salt Lake City

  • The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah is your destination for global visual arts. From ancient objects to the latest contemporary works, the UMFA galleries-newly reimagined and remodeled-showcase the breadth and depth of human history and creativity. The Museum's collection of nearly 20,000 original works of art is the most dynamic in the region. As the fine arts museum for both the state and the University, the UMFA is a vibrant hub for cultural exchange among campus and community audiences.
  • Address: 410 Campus Center Drive, University of Utah Campus
  • Phone: 801-581-7332
  • Hours: Open 6 Days a Week - Closed Mondays
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts Official Website

  • 2021 Utah Arts Festival Will Return
    August 27 - 29th 2021
    Location: Library Square, 200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, visit their official website

    Off Broadway Theatre
    The Off Broadway Theatre (OBT) is Salt Lake's downtown hot spot for comedy. From great Broadway-style shows to wild and wacky spoofs and parodies, to amazing improv comedy, there's one thing you can count one with OBT, something funny is always going on! OBT is also the home of Utah's most popular improv comedy show, the OBT Improv Troupe: Quick Wits. Imagine two teams of actors competing to see which one can make you laugh the hardest. Now throw in everything including the kitchen sink and you have the OBT Improv Troupe. If you've seen "Whose Line Is It Anyway", you haven't seen anything yet. The Troupe has played to over 200 straight sold out shows. We are located in downtown Salt Lake City at 272 S. Main St.

    Clark Planetarium
    Star shows, laser/music concerts, science exhibits, and Planetarium Store. Great location for special events, receptions, and meetings. Groups up to 500.

    Trolley Square
    This National Historic Site is housed in charming, olden-day trolley car barns. A major shopping, dining and entertainment marketplace. Located east-side downtown area.

    Heber Valley Historic Railroad
    A journey on a historic train across Heber Valley, around Deer Creek Lake, and through Provo Canyon. Charters and group rates available.

    Lagoon Amusement Park
    Lagoon Amusement Park, Lagoon A Beach Waterpark, historically accurate Pioneer Village, and musical entertainment. Located 17 minutes north of downtown.

    Utah's Hogle Zoo
    Enjoy an animal adventure and see hundreds of exotic animals including bears, elephants, giraffes, snakes and tigers. Open daily.

    Tanger Outlets in Park City
    Save 30 - 70% at 50 manufacturers' outlets. Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm. 20 minutes from Salt Lake. I-80 East, Exit 145, turn right at McDonald's.

    Gardner Village
    The Gardner Mill was built in 1877. It has been restored and houses Country Furniture and Archibald's Restaurant. Historic homes renovated into quaint shops surround the mill.

    Ballet West
    Repertoire includes the great full-length classical and contemporary ballets, as well as original works. Considered one of America's leading ballet companies.

    Utah Opera Company
    Utah Opera produces four professionally staged, fully costumed operas with nationally and internationally known artists.

    The Utah Symphony
    Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony has become a vital presence on the American music scene through its distinctive performances worldwide and its well-known recording legacy. The Symphony performs in the Abravanel Hall.

    Mt. Timpanogos Cave, National Monument

    Wheeler Historic Farm
    A Utah Family Farm Museum. Tour a Historic Farmhouse and visit with animals, take a tractor drawn wagon ride, enjoy special events year round, picnic areas and more.

    Capitol Theatre
    Built in 1913, the Capitol Theatre is home to the Utah Opera Company, Ballet West, and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. Other touring live performances and Broadway plays are also performed at the Capitol Theatre.

    Repertory Dance Theatre
    Repertory Dance Theatre is dedicated to the creation, performance, perpetuation, and appreciation of American modern dance.

    Salt Lake Art Center
    Since its inception in 1931, the Salt Lake Art Center has been an independent voice for contemporary visual art in the State and region. The center presents approximately twelve visual arts exhibitions annually, a full complement of educational programs for a general adult audience, and focused arts education programs for elementary and high-school age youth, all FREE of charge.

    Utah Olympic Park
    The Utah Olympic Park near Park City was the site of the 2002 Bobsled, Luge and Ski Jumping competitions. Visitors are treated to a guided tour of the park, athlete training sessions, 70 mile-per-hour bobsled rides, zipline rides, Quicksilver alpine slide rides, Olympic museum, an interactive museum, freestyle aerial and ski jumping shows on saturday at noon and a variety of camps for all ages.

    Utah Olympic Oval
    2002 Olympic Winter Games speed skating site. Located in West Valley City, it is still the athletic training center. Public skating sessions, soccer, hockey leagues. Speed skating, curling, and figure skating instruction. Special events.

    Red Butte Gardens
    On the east side off of Foothill Blvd. and east of the U. of U., Red Butte is nestled away in the foothills, the Garden has a breathtaking panoramic view of the Salt Lake Valley, and boasts 150-acres of natural area, spectacular floral displays, fountains, waterfalls and walking paths.

    This Is The Place State Park
    On the east side off of Foothill Blvd. and east of the U. of U., take a walk into the past at This Is The Place State Park. Old Deseret is a living historic village that recreates a typical community between 1847 and 1869. See the sights of daily pioneer life and visit adobe houses, shops, schools, churches and sites of cultural activities.

    Tracy Aviary @ Liberty Park - 589 East 1300 South
    Located at the SouthWest end of Liberty Park, Tracy Aviary is America's oldest and largest bird park. The Aviary currently maintains a population of about 500 birds representing 150 species, 21 of which are listed as endangered or threatened.

    Discovery Gateway, The Premiere Children's Museum of Utah
    Located at 840 North 300 West, Discovery Gateway is an interactive learning zone where children and adults can explore, imagine, create, and discover together. The Museum features over 75 permanent exhibits in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

    Fort Douglas Military Museum
    Located within the grounds of the University of Utah, the museum campus consists of three buildings which house the library, exhibits, administration offices, artifact storage and workshop areas. The three buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places, and date from 1863 and 1875. The museum features indoor and outdoor exhibits, a gift shop, a cannon and tank park, educational programs and self-guided tours of the fort.

    Cathedral of the Madeleine
    Salt Lake's Largest Catholic Church. Restored to its original splendor, it is referred to as a Cultural Masterpiece.

    The Living Planet Aquarium
    Experience a preview of our vision of an educational, cultural, entertainment facility. See and touch many of the animals that will eventually call The Living Planet home.

    Memory Grove Park
    Located just north of the downtown area, this park features memorials to Utah's veterans and a replica of the Liberty Bell. Walking, jogging, bicycling, etc.

    Pioneer Memorial Museum
    6 Floors of Displays, The Pioneer Memorial Museum is noted as the world's largest collection of artifacts on one particular subject, and features displays and collections of memorabilia from the time the earliest settlers entered the Valley of the Great Salt Lake until the joining of the railroads at a location known as Promontory Point.

    Natural History Museum of Utah
    Located at 301 Wakara Way, near Red Butte Garden, families can enjoy a journey through the evolving world of natural and cultural sciences at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Visitors can learn about, explore, and experience Native American artifacts, dinosaurs, bugs, the Great Salt Lake, biological diversity, gems, minerals, and space. The museum is loaded with hands-on activities for the whole family. A cafe and gift shop are located on the museum's second level.

    Salt Lake Bees
    The Salt Lake Bees AAA baseball team plays at Smith Ballpark in Salt Lake City.

    NBA's Utah Jazz
    The Official Website of the Utah Jazz.

    Utah Grizzlies AAA Ice Hockey
    The Utah Grizzlies professional hockey team is a member of the International Hockey League. IHL Champions 1995, 1996. Regular season runs October-April.

    Kennecott Copper Mine
    The largest copper mine in the world.

    Shopping in Salt Lake City
    Unique malls and shops throughout Salt Lake.

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