Utah Things to Do

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Utah Things to Do

  • Temple Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Temple Square is well worth the 'free visit'...you'll have access to two visitor centers with as much information as you want to know about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons). The grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained and the buildings have rich architectural and religious history. Ask about the Nauvoo...

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  • Arches National Park

    Moab Things to Do

    Some wonderful hiking trails, all not very long and some very easy to walk from the car. A good mix with some primitive trails and well maintained trails. Entry into the park is only $10 and good for a week. There are over 2000 arches in the entire park. The visitor center is very informative and a few years back was renovated it was nice that...

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  • Arch viewing by car

    Arches National Park Things to Do

    Probably my favorite arch. Follow the main road and turn right at the first intersection. Easy access, you have to walk 10 to 15 minutes >>>> Arches National Park map

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  • Great Salt Lake

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Just a short drive from town is America's largest salt water lake. It is the remants of an inland sea that once covered most of the area. However given the brackish nature of the water, it's smell probably prevents it from ever being a major tourist draw.

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  • Antelope Island SP

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    This was a good place to visit. It is suppose to be the best place to access the Great Salt Lake, but we never found where you were suppose to do that. It was difficult to find your way around the island. The map they gave you was confusing and the signage didn't help much. We did see some buffalo while driving around the island and were able to...

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  • The view

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    There are many overlooks in which to park a car for spectacular views of the city. Streets like Chandler Drive, and Wasatch Blvd are fantastic. For a close view of the city and great place to watch the sunset over the Great Salt Lake, Ensign Peak is minutes from downtown. Other close hikes are Avenues Twin Peaks and The Living Room, which has...

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  • State Capitol

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    This is a beautiful capitol building. Located on what is now known as Capitol Hill it can be seen from most places in the city. It has recently undergone extensive renovations designed to make it survive the earthquake that will rattle the city someday. Patterned vaguely after the US Capitol building with imposing entrance steps, a wide open...

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  • Mormon Tabernacle

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Brigham Young may have been the force behind the Church of Latter Day Saints and its prophet but today, its most visible incarnation is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This 360 member choir was deemed “America's Choir” by Ronald Regan though personally I would opt for something more in the gospel vein. Named after the Mormon Tabernacle where it has...

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  • Temple LDS

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    It should come with little surprise that Brigham Young marked the location for the Salt Lake Temple a few days after arriving in the valley forty-six years before it was completed. The man, after all, was a prophet. While I am not sure he could see the future in the sense most people might imagine, he sure seems very good at creating it. He was...

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  • Beehive House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    The Beehive house has been preserved, restored and provides a great look at the way the most important man in the Territory of Utah lived. It is a wonderfully simple design, call it frontier grand. It was built in 1854, about 7 years after Brigham Young had first led the pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley. They had started from scratch, needing to...

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  • Cottonwood Canyons

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    There are activities no matter the season or skill level. In spring, there are waterfalls everywhere. In autumn, spectacular colors of foliage. Winter is ski season and summer is great for hiking or just a nice drive. But to really experience the Wasatch, you must get out of your car. The rewards will be well worth it. If you're not into hiking,...

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  • City Sites

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Built in 1909 it serviced the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City Railroad and the Oregon Short Line Railroad. It served the Salt Lake City's railroad transportation center well into the 1970s. Now, it no longer serves as a train station, yet, Salt Lake City wanted to preserve this structure. It soon became part of one their biggest outdoor...

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  • 'This Is The Place' SP

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    The park, which used to consist of the monument and visitor's center, continues to grow and develop. There are now several other statues commemorating different events and people influential in the settlement of the Salt Lake Valley. There is a long avenue of grass along which they are placed. If you drive in then you miss this part of the park....

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  • Winter Olympics 2002

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    I finally took the time to visit this small little memorial to a fantastic 17 Olympic days. In the winter of 2002, a short 5 months after the shock of the September 11 attacks the world turned its eyes to Utah. The Olympic torch relay visited each one of the states and seemed to bring a healing spirit. In the Opening Ceremonies, conducted at the...

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  • Outside Town

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Utah Fun Dome This enormous family entertainment complex was voted best of Utah two years in a row. Whether you it is Bungee jumping, bowling, playing golf, riding race cars, playing video games or riding one of the extreme rides such as the Horizontal Terrorizer you are sure to have a great time.

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  • Thanksgiving Point

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Great place to visit even with small kids. There wer lots of things to see and lots of hands on items for the kids to touch or play with. The displays were very informative. Took us about an hour and a half to wander through all the displays.

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  • Family History Library

    5 out of 5 stars

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    The Family History library has been helping people search out their ancestors since 1894. Since 1985 it has been in this location just west of Temple Square. It is said to be the largest single repository of genealogical records and information in the world. The numbers of volumes and fiches and names is a little overwhelming and I can tell you...

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  • Park City

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Just 10 miles east of Orem Utah is beautiful Sundance. Hidden 2 miles up in the mountains this tiny town was the original location for the yearly Sundance Film Festival. Though Sundance still holds up to 40 screenings a year, the headquarters is now in Park City. Sundance is a gorgous spot. Wonderful pictures and history of the festival. Great...

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  • Church Office Building

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Finished around 1972 and built to consolidate all the various scattered office workers who kept the LDS church running, this building has dominated the skyline since it first reached taller than all the others. With two lower wings and one central tower the building houses office workers involved in music, magazines, the bishops offices and...

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  • National Parks

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    The Timpanogos National Park is a mere 1/2 hour outside of Salt Lake City. This national park I had no idea existed before arriving, I sure as anything want everyone to know about it since. In the park you've got several choices. You can take a hike towards the peak. Go camping. Or climb to the Timpanogos Caves. The Caves are the highlight and...

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  • Tabernacle Choir

    5 out of 5 stars

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Every Sunday morning, at 0930, you can view a live broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The broadcast goes out live, or taped delay, all over the world. They ask that you be in your seats by 0915. It lasts for 30 minutes.

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  • Hike/Climb

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Deseret Peak is about 30 miles west of Salt Lake City. It is a moutain of 11,031 feet in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It's a great half-day moutain climbing trip away from Salt Lake City. After driving up to the camping area parking lot (at 7,600 feet), it is only about a 3 hour hike to the peak (6 hrs round trip, but you should spend some...

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  • Winter Sports

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    My hat goes off to the folks at All Seasons Rentals in Utah. First off, the snowmobile I rented was just awesome! I had no idea the power and the area a snowmobile could cover in just a day. To top it off, they guided me to what is probably the most beautiful scenery (only reachable by snowmobile) in the world!

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  • Architectural Details

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    This is one of most loveliest victorian buildings I have seen. It most definitely catches your eye while in route to The Gateway mall. The Devereaux House was considered as one the most lavish and & stylish home during its day. William Jennings, Utah's first millionaire and his wife, Priscilla, regularly entertained visiting dignitaries and local...

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  • Visitor's Center

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    AAA gives the Visitor's Center a red star - one of 5 red starred attractions in Salt Lake. The north west corner has the Old and New Testament murals and a Christus. The south east corner one has a 30 minute presentation of the Book of Mormons (on requrest). Free I don't think I made much of a visit to the Visitor's Centers.

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  • Trolley Square

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Trolley Square is just a commercialized modification of something that was once great. It's full of chain fashion stores and chain restaurants. It's now a shopping mall, but it was once where the city's trolleys were stored and maintained....

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  • Joseph Smith Blg.

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    The Hotel Utah was the finest hotel between Denver and San Francisco from 1911 to the early 80's. Everyone who was anyone stayed here when they came to Salt Lake. With white gloved porters, fine dining, and an elegant lobby the hotel was simply the best place from which to enjoy the city. But society changes, needs are met in new ways, newer...

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  • Indoor Sports

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Watch a sporting event at the Delta Center. The National Basketball Association Utah Jazz and the International Hockey League Golden Eagles are the home teams. Seats for the most important games are sold out well in advance, but call anyway, you might get lucky. Photo by Larry W. Fisher.

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  • Capitol Reef National Park

    Capitol Reef was a big surprise to me when I explored it in Dec 2013. After few days of travel in the sandstone and red stone area in NV, AZ and UT, it was so nice to see fruit trees in the dry land. Apple trees, pear trees and peach trees are everywhere in Fruita Area. All the trees and irrigation system were brought and built up here by Mormon...

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  • Arches National Park--Red Rock...

    Arches National Park is one of my favorite parks in Southwest because of its amazing natural formation of the red rocks in different shapes. After watched the documentary and stamped on my "passport" in the Visitor Center, I started our exploration in the park and visited Courthouse Towers, Petrified Dunes, Balanced Rocks, Garden of Eden, the...

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  • Sunset of Mt. Camel in Zion

    From Bryce Canyon to Zion NP, we drove on 89 south for a while and turned right on Byway 9. It led us to Zion NP east entrance through a 1.1 mile tunnel. We saw great mountain scenery when we passed the " windows" along the tunnel. But we were not allowed to stop and take photos. It is so fantastic and I wish I could take videos next time when I...

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  • Angel's Landing

    Angel's Landing is so famous for hikers. We hiked it on the last day of our trip and spent 4 hours to get to the top and back to the parking lot. It was Dec 2013 and some icy spots were found along the trail, especially the last half mile. There are chains to be hold on to for parts of the last half-mile because it is very strenuous with sharp drop...

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  • Bryce Canyon National Park

    We got to see the sunset and sunrise in Bryce Canyon. Did Navajo /Queens Garden Loop hike during the day and got beautiful views from buttom of the canyon. Also visited Paris view, Farview Point, Rainbow Point and Natural Bridge.

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  • Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef

    After hiking in the Great Wash Trail, we drove through scenic drive and saw the Egyptian Temple, Golden Throne and Chimney Rock.

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  • Highway 12

    Drove from Capitol Reef back on route 24 west, we turned left on highway 12. Pine trees, birch trees are combined along the road. It looked awesome. Saw some deers too. It was cloudy and no snow that day. The road was cleared when we passed through in Dec, 2013. Due to uncertainty of winter weather, please check the road condition and see if the...

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  • Castleton Tower and Fisher Tower

    I drove through the rock climbing area and saw the towers standing under the blue sky beautifully. Colorado River runs around it. What a picture!

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  • Canyon Land National Park

    Canyon Land National Park has 3 area: the Island in the Sky, the Needles and the Maze. I only got to visit the Island in the Sky. The paved road led us to some of the view points and great for sight seeing.

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  • Explore Goblin Valley State Park

    This state park is fairly remote but situated in a very good location if you are touring the southern national parks of Utah. Just off route 24, Goblin sits in a valley at the base of the San Rafael Swell. The park has unique features of sandstone. The valley is composed of different layers of sandstone that eroded at different rates. The lower...

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  • Visit Springdale, gateway to Zion...

    Springdale is a quaint little town right at the entrance to Zion National Park. The town has everything you need for your visit to Zion. Hotels, good restaurants, outdoor equipment shops and guide services if you desire using one.While I always camp within Zion National Park, I enjoy going into Springdale sometimes for dinner or just stop into my...

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  • Explore Bryce Canyon National Park

    Bryce Canyon National Park has some very unique features known as "hoodoos." These hoodoos are formed by erosion from ice and rainwater wearing away the weak limestone. Bryce is open year round but can have many trail closures, especially in winter. Winter can be severe because Bryce Canyon rim is at 8000 feet above sea level and that is where you...

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  • Explore Zion National Park

    Zion National Park was the first national park I visited many years ago. One of my favorite parks. Zion is located in the southwestern part of the state and is only a 3 hour drive from Las Vegas. There is a $25 entry fee. In 1997, the park service introduced a shuttle service to replace the number of vehicles driving to Zion Canyon Scenic Drive....

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  • Golden Spike National Historic Site

    This is the point at which the first rail line across the US from east to west came together in May 1869. The site is literally still in the middle of nowhere ( about 1 1/2 North of Salt Lake City). At the site are replicas of the two trains that met and the site where the spike was laid.

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  • Great Salt Lake

    One of America's natural wonders. This is one of the largest salt water lakes in the world. However, it is infrequently visited due to the smell and the lack of life in the lake.

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  • St George's

    This town in Southwestern utah is the gateway to Zion National park and many of the other National parks of southern Utah. In addition it has its own history as a early center of mormonism and as the winter home of Brigham Young.

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  • Little Wild Horse Canyon – first slot...

    While travelling through Utah and Arizona visiting one of the slot canyons was an absolutely ‘must do’ for us. We decided for the Little Wild Horse Canyon as our first slot canyon ever, mostly because we had read a lot of good reviews of it and because it is located close to Goblin Valley State Park.We hadn’t any problems driving (by normal car) to...

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