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Attractions and Things To Do When Visiting Salt Lake City are featured on this page of our 2022 Visitor Guide.
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The Utah Arts Festival Will Return in 2022
When: August 2022
Location: Library Square, 200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, visit their official website
Historic Salt Lake Temple Renovation
Complete Details From The Mormon Newsroom.org The Temple and Temple Square Officially Closed at the end of 2019 for Four ( 4 ) Years - A Complete Renovation
Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the pioneer-era temple will remain closed for approximately four years while undergoing a major structural and seismic renovation. The temple is expected to reopen in 2024 with a public open house.
The majority of the grounds will remain open for visitors throughout the renovations
Temple Square Garden Tours
Free one hour garden tours are given May through September. World renowned gardens surround the 35 acres of the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These gardens include 250 flower beds, more than 165,000 bedding plants, and over 700 varieties of plants from all over the world. The gardens are redesigned every six months and replanted by hundreds of volunteers.
Location: Temple Square or Church Office Building Plaza
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
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. Located in downtown Salt Lake City at 272 South Main Street.
Star shows, laser/music concerts, science exhibits, and planetarium store. Great location for special events, receptions, and meetings. Groups up to 500.
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.
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Enjoy an animal adventure and see hundreds of exotic animals including bears, elephants, giraffes, snakes and tigers. Open daily.
The City Creek Center is a mixed-use development with a massive shopping experience, office, residential buildings and simulated creek across from Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake. The fountain combines fire, water and music to create a spectacular visual display. It was designed by the same company that built the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. - City Creek Center's official site.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
The Children's Museum of Utah
Located at 840 North 300 West, The Children's Museum of Utah 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
The Living Planet Aquarium has become one of Utah's most unique and popular attractions. Exhibits feature sharks, rays, seahorses, sea jellies, octopus, piranha, a rescued green sea turtle, Gentoo penguins and more!
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.
Utah Museum of Natural History
Located at 1390 East 220 South, near the University of Utah, You will enjoy your journey through the evolving world of natural and cultural sciences at the Utah Museum of Natural History. Visitors can enjoy Native American artifacts, Dinosaur displays and hands-on activities for the kids.
NBA's Utah Jazz
The Official Website of the Utah Jazz.
Salt Lake Bees
The Salt Lake Bees AAA baseball team plays at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City.
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