Salt Lake City

Top 10 places to visit in Salt Lake City

  • By Richars G
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Everyone should know by now that Salt Lake City is the capital of the State of Utah. The city is an important religious center for those of Mormon beliefs, but also an important educational center as several universities operate here. Next, find out the top 10 places to visit in Salt Lake City.

Front Climbing Club
The facility is always full of people, so making new friends as well should be easy enough. The climbing walls are not tall, so climbing without a rope is safe enough. Should you have no proper shoes for this activity, you can rent a pair on the spot.

The Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
You sure can find many places to see all sorts of plants and and nature laid out the way it’s supposed to be. However, it is more difficult to find 11 themed gardens and a few miles of pathway through them. 

The Gateway Center
This is a place where the little ones will have a blast. Them having fun in this entertaining environment will seem like a blessing when at the end of the day all they will want is to get some sleep.

A church museum
This place might be boring for the younger minds, but it can prove quite interesting for the adults. The museum we talk about belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The history of this church and religion is quite short, but full of events. The city has several other museums to check out as well.

The Temple Square
If you’re going to visit the Church’s museum, why not going to the Temple Square as well? The best time to see this place is around Christmas as the entrance is free then, and there are many things to enjoy, especially the lights and the "Savior of the World" Musical.

Utah Jazz
You might start hearing jazz music when hearing the name, but you’ll actually see an NBA team practicing or playing a game. To see them you have to locate the Energy Solutions Arena found downtown.

State Capitol
This building features Neo-Classical architecture, and raises above the city’s level by 300 feet. The State Capitol is located near the Temple Square and even features a small gallery but its collection changes often.

Joseph Smith Memorial Building
This place used to be known as Utah Hotel and is build in the style of the 1910 era. The building houses conference rooms, restaurants, and even the Familysearch Center.

Tracy Aviary
Bird lovers should really come to this place as it is one of the oldest in the world. It houses a large variety of birds, most of them native to the North American continent. What’s unusual about this aviary is that it was established by a banker.

This is the Place Heritage Park
This park hosts a monument representing the arrival of the Mormons in the valley. Make sure you stop by the Old Deseret Village so learn how this community lived back at the middle of the 19th century.