Salt Lake City Area Attractions to Visit


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Fort Douglas Museum: This fort, established in 1862, features artillery, helicopters and military vehicles. This museum on the university campus is free.

Tower Rice-Eccles Stadium and Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park: Visits to these two sites on the university campus are free.

Red Butte Garden: Utah’s botanical garden and state arboretum offer visitors 100 acres of gardens, walking paths and hiking trails.

National History Museum of Utah: The building itself is an architectural marvel, and the museum includes wonders of Utah’s remarkable geology, landscape and ancient past. See newly discovered species of dinosaurs, explore diverse ecosystems, view beautiful gems and minerals and study artifacts from prehistoric peoples.

This Is The Place Heritage Park: Visitors can visit over 50 historic homes and structures and enjoy fun activities, including train rides, panning for gold and interacting with a blacksmith, tinsmith and saddle maker. The Gift Shop is one of the premier destination shopping experiences in Salt Lake City.

Hogle Zoo: Ride the Zoofari Express, visit Lighthouse Point Splash Zone or play in the Creekside Play area — your visit will be a fun family adventure.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts: Spanning more than 5,000 years, the museum features nearly 20,000 works from Pre-Columbian artifacts and European works to the American West, the intricacies of Native American weavings to contemporary objects.

Tracy Aviary: Stroll through eight acres of lush gardens, home to over 135 species of birds.


The Great Salt Lake: This is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere and is the best known geologic feature in the area.

Temple Square: This 10-acre complex in the heart of downtown is Salt Lake City’s most popular tourist attraction and is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

Kennecott Copper Mine: The world’s largest excavation and open-pit copper mine, Kennecott Copper Mine is located 28 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The mine operates 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Kennecott is the second largest copper producer in the United States, providing approximately 25 percent of the country's copper needs.

Park City: This picturesque city has many fun summer recreational options including the Utah Olympic Park, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, hot air balloon rides, ziplines, the alpine coaster and a chance to ride the Comet Bobsled on the 2002 Olympic sliding track. Located 30 miles east of Salt Lake City on Interstate 80.

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