Excellent view of the city from the capitol!! It´s at the top of a hill.
The building it´s nice and it´s possible to visit it. On workdays you can see the activity, politicians going around.
Hours: 9 - 8 in summer
8 - 6 the rest of the year
Season: Open year round
Favorite thing: The building in the forefront is Council Hall, a sandstone structure completed in 1866 and used to house the Territorial Capital until 1894. It is located in front of the current State Capitol building and is now a tourist information center. In the background is the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Office Building, the tallest building in the city. Take the elevator to the 26th floor; as you look down upon the Capitol building from the observation decks you realize it ain't the pols who pull the strings in this town.
Favorite thing: Visit the Utah State Capitol. This impressive structure (modeled after the national Capitol in Washington D.C.) stands at the north end of State St on Capitol Hill. It's a worthwhile walk up here. Inside, the rooms are spacious and elegant and lined with huge columns. The walls are covered with murals of Utah's history. The beautifully landscaped gardens contain some historical monuments. Look for a stairway behind the Mormon Battalion Monument on the southeast side leading to Memory Grove, where statues honor Utah veterans. The Grove, a part of City Creek Canyon, is a favorite spot for local walkers, runners, and bicyclists. Photo: Taken from a neighborhood known as the Avenues. Between the trees and the capitol is Memory Grove and City Creek Canyon. March '97
Favorite thing: I took a lot of photos from the hotel window of the State Capitol building. It was interesting to see Salt Lake City at different times of day, and also I was practicing with my grandmother's camera
In front of the Capitol there is a nice sculpture of an Indian.
Fondest memory: I met a new Indian friend who invited me to smoke a Calumet (peace pipe). I´m still waiting to hear him, he didn´t say anything! ;))