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Salt Lake City is home to a little bit of everything. Whether you're a first time visitor or a local, our goal is to make your visit more enjoyable by providing updated information.




Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake
Utah State Capitol Building
The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake in Salt Lake City is one of the most popular tourist attractions for many reasons. Completed in 1915, the State Capitol is a lovely Renaissance-style building featuring depression-era murals in the rotunda, which depict events from Utah's past. The beauty and its architecture is available to see as well as incredible views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains, the Great Salt Lake and the valley floor. "Salt Lake City, An Amazing View"!


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.


Twilight Concert Series - Official Site
When: Thursday Evenings July, August to Sept. 1st 2017
Where: Pioneer Park
Cost: 5 Bucks Advanced / $10 Day of the Show
Twilight Concert Series returns in 2017 with 7 performances in Downtown Salt Lake's Pioneer Park.



Clark Planetarium
Star shows, laser/music concerts, science exhibits, and planetarium store. Great location for special events, receptions, and meetings. Groups up to 500.


Trolley Square
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.


Lagoon Amusement Park
Lagoon Amusement Park, Lagoon A Beach Waterpark, historically accurate Pioneer Village, and musical entertainment. Located 17 minutes north of downtown.


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.


Where to Rent Horses and go Horseback Riding in Utah? Here are a few suggestions...


Blue Sky Ranch
Blue Sky Adventures is based in the mountains just 10 minutes east of Park City, Utah. Their 3,300-acre ranch features mountain peaks, rolling meadows, scenic canyons and abundant wildlife to create the perfect landscape for year-round outdoor recreation.
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  • North Forty Escapes
    Get the true western experience riding the trail from the saddle of your horse! It has been said "the best thing for the inside of a man (or woman) is the outside of a horse." We completely agree, but you should prove it to yourself wrangling up with our easy-going horseback riding guides and friendly trail-savy horses. It will be a great time that you won't soon forget. A horseback riding trip in the Park City, Utah mountains will refresh your soul and revitalize you. Riding the trail on horseback will give you an escape from the bustle of city life. Far away are the noisy highways, traffic and congestion of the city allowing you to relax and take in all of the scenery. You will be able to enjoy wide open mountains, forest and wilderness from the saddle of one of our a trail-savvy, quarter horses.
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  • Ballet West
    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.


    Capitol Theatre
    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
    America's premier modern dance repertory company, RDT celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Activities include local performances, community classes for all levels, and national touring.
    Visit their official website


    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 Fine Arts
    ( Undergoing a Year Long Renovation. Will Reopen January of 2017. ) 74,000-square-foot of museum space located at the U. of U, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is the only general art museum in Utah, where it is a major and unique public institution and its 'constituency' is the state and region.


    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.


    Park City Performing Arts Foundation - Upcoming Performances
    Visit their official website


    Deer Valley Music Festival - Official Site
    When: Various Dates in July through August.
    Where: Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheatre
    Cost: Tickets Required
    Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's Annual Deer Valley Music Festival (DVMF) will return in 2017 with 17 performances in the picturesque setting of Park City, Utah, July 2nd through August 9th.


    NOVA Chamber Music Series - Upcoming Performances
    The NOVA Chamber Music Series is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting chamber music played by the finest resident musicians of Utah. Founded in 1977, NOVA is Utah's longest running chamber music series and has a distinguished history of thoughtful and innovative programming. Information for the upcoming season, which includes six concerts in Libby Gardner Concert Hall, with repeat performances in other venues in Utah as well as The NOVA Project, a concert series for children.
    $20, $18 Seniors, $5 Students (free to U of U students)
    Where: Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah School of Music
    Visit their official website


    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 (formerly known as Franklin Quest Field, later Franklin Covey Field, and most recently Spring Mobile Ballpark) in Salt Lake City.


    2017 Utah Arts Festival Thursday, June 22nd - Sunday, June 25th - 12 noon to 11pm
    Location: Library Square, 200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, visit their official website









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