Salt Lake City Places

TripWhat's travel guide to SLC; our list of the best things to see, including Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah and Red Rock Brewing Company.
  • The best place in Salt Lake City: Natural History Museum of Utah

    Natural History Museum of Utah

    301 Wakara Way
    Daily 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-9PM. Well known for its Jurassic-era dinosaur skeletons. $9, $7 seniors, $7 youth, $6 children, under 3 free.
    East Bench food nearby
  • University of Utah

    University of Utah

    Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, +1 801 581-6927, [18]. Daily 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-9PM. Well known for its Jurassic-era dinosaur skeletons. $9, $7 seniors, $7 youth, $6 children, under 3 free.Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marcia and John Price Museum Bldg, 410 Campus Center Dr, +1 801 581-7332, [19]. Tu–F 10AM–5PM, W 10AM–8PM, Sa Su 11AM–5PM. Utah's premier visual arts museum, the UMFA's collection spans more than 5,000 years of art history, with some 18,000 works from antiquity to contemporary art. Changing galleries and special exhibitions open throughout the year and there's a variety of public programs, such as films, artist talks, tours, and family art-making activities. $7 adults, $5 seniors/youth, under 6 free.Rice Eccles Olympic Stadium, 451 South 1400 E, +1 801 581-5445, [20]. The site of the 2002 Winter Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. The torch is on the south end of the stadium. Currently home to the University of Utah football team.
    East Bench eat nearby
  • Red Rock Brewing Company

    Red Rock Brewing Company

    254 S 200 W
    F Sa 11AM-Midnight Su-Th 11AM-11PM (Tavern open later). $10–25. Excellent food, killer appetizers and even better beer. Try the French Onion Steak Sandwich or the Almond Crusted Trout. Winner of Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year at the 2007 Great American Brew Festival.
    Downtown
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Marcia and John Price Museum Bldg
    Tu–F 10AM–5PM, W 10AM–8PM, Sa Su 11AM–5PM. Utah's premier visual arts museum, the UMFA's collection spans more than 5,000 years of art history, with some 18,000 works from antiquity to contemporary art. Changing galleries and special exhibitions open throughout the year and there's a variety of public programs, such as films, artist talks, tours, and family art-making activities. $7 adults, $5 seniors/youth, under 6 free.
    Downtown food nearby
  • The Bayou

    The Bayou

    645 S State St
    M-F 11AM-1AM, Sa Su 5PM-1AM. A beer lover's paradise, The Bayou is home to 240 different kinds of beer from all over the world, with about 30 on tap. They also serve excellent creole food and feature live music most nights.
    Central City
  • Tracy Aviary

    Tracy Aviary

    between 700 East and 600 East and 900 South and 1300 South
    Salt Lake City's "Central Park" with many different areas for many different activities including a small amusement park (very small), a large pond that sometimes has paddle boats available, fountains to play in, children's play area, swimming pools, tennis courts, bbq areas, plenty of green space, tall shade trees, bike and running paths. Tracy Aviary , ☎ +1 801 596-8500. 9AM-5PM daily. $5, $4 students/seniors, $3 children, 3 and under free.. Located on eight acres of land within Liberty Park, this aviary is home to 300 birds representing about 130 species (many rare or endangered). There are plenty of eye-opening and educational experiences among the wonderful canopy of large trees, two on-site springs and beautiful flowers. Offers year-round exhibits, bird shows, bird-themed crafts and avian encounters.
    Central City-Liberty Welss restaurants nearby
  • Clark Planetarium

    Clark Planetarium

    110 S 400 W
    M-W 10:30AM-8PM, Th 10:30AM-9PM, F Sa 10:30AM-11PM, Su 10:30AM-6PM. Has free exhibits, and for a fee you can watch IMAX movies and laser shows. Shows $8 adults/teens/seniors, $6 children, $6 matinee tickets.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

    Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

    Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is a professional dance company located in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are dedicated to furthering contemporary dance by creating and performing original and innovative works.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Sugarhouse Park

    Sugarhouse Park

    between 1300 East and 1500 East and 2100 South and I-80
    A large 110-acre park with a small pond, volleyball courts, soccer fields, a baseball diamond, picnic areas, rolling grassy hills and a garden center. The park is popular with runners and walkers, who exercise on the mile park road. The park was built on the former site of the Utah Territorial Prison. The park features a small pond often inhabited by the renowned California Gull, the state bird. Every July 4, one of the largest fireworks shows in the state takes place here, so expect traffic jams around the park that day.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Memory Grove

    Memory Grove

    North Canyon Rd
    Featuring several memorials and a meditation chapel.
    Capitol Hill food nearby
  • Utah State Capitol

    Utah State Capitol

    350 N State St
    M-F 8AM-8PM, Sa Su 8AM-6PM. Free. The grand state capitol building sits in a lovely park overlooking Downtown. Outside are several memorials and a reflecting pond, inside is some very monumental architecture. Free guided tours are offered on the hour on weekdays.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Greek Souvlaki No. 1

    Greek Souvlaki No. 1

    404 E 300 S
    Greek restaurant offering gyros and souvlaki dishes, as well as other special dishes such as pastitsio, spanakopita and stuffed grape leaves.
    Central City
  • Cannella's

    Cannella's

    204 E 500 S
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-11PM. $15-30. Established in 1978, Cannella’s was built on the love of food, family and friends. The atmosphere is cozy, comfortable and familiar, and is the kind of place where you meet friends for life. Offering a full bar, large wine selection and affordable fine Italian dining. The staff, price and quality food make it a rare dining experience that will make you look forward to your next visit. Also serving pizza as of SPRING 2011.
    Central City
  • Mazza

    Mazza

    1515 S 1500 E
    Excellent Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food with plenty of vegan options along with a good supply of meat.
    East Bench
  • Lindsay Gardens

    7th Ave and M St
    A park in the city's first neighborhood that lies next to a large cemetery. Often serene, the park offers spectacular views of the valley.
    Capitol Hill restaurants nearby
  • Salt Lake City and County Building

    451 S State St
    Seat of city government since 1894. The building's central clock tower is topped with a statue of Columbia and rises 256 feet (78 m) from the ground. The building has four floors and over one hundred rooms. Onyx lines the hall of each lavishly decorated floor. The third floor houses the mayor's office in the south wing and the city council chamber in the north. Portraits of the city's past mayors up to and including Deedee Corradini line the corridor between these offices. The fourth floor features an exhibit commemorating the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City.
    Central City food nearby
  • Pioneer Theatre Company

    who perform at the Pioneer Theatre on the University of Utah campus
  • Church History Museum

    45 North West Temple St
    M-F 9AM-9PM, Sa Su, Holidays 10AM-7PM. Free. This free museum has a permanent display that outlines the history of the LDS church from Joseph Smith until the arrival in Salt Lake City. There is also a rotating display of different LDS themed artwork. The church history portion takes about 30 minutes to walk through if you read the descriptions of the museum pieces.
    Capitol Hill restaurants nearby
  • Family History Library

    35 North West Temple St
    M 8AM-5PM, Tu-Sa 8AM-9PM, closed Sundays. Free. The genealogical wing of the Mormon church, this library is the largest of its kind in the world. It is open to the public and attracts multitudes of visitors interested in tracing their family history. Research assistants are available to help patrons.
    Capitol Hill food nearby
  • 9th & 9th

    900 South 900 East
    Hours vary by store. This small eclectic neighborhood is a frequent hang out for University Students and the more diverse residents of the city. There are several coffee shops in the area, including Starbucks, the Coffee Garden and Cafe Expresso. Eat at one of the trendy and fun restaurants including Barbacoa and Great Harvest Bread Company. Be sure to visit the less-than-reverent Cahoots Cards and Gifts. Catch a movie or rent a video from the Tower Theatre, the home of Utah's alternative theatre for foreign, underground and Sundance Film Festival releases. Visit Contender Bicycles before setting out on a bicycle tour of Salt Lake City. This is an excellent starting and stopping point and is central to the Harvard/Yale neighborhood, Liberty Park, the University of Utah and downtown. Other shopping includes: Charlottes, The Square Nest-House to Home, Western Rivers Flyfisher (offering guided fly fishing tours in Utah), Chameleon Artwear, Hip and Humble, Koo De Ker, Gypsy Moon, Moroz Violins, Mutual Beauty Supply, The Country Homes Antiques, Children's Hour, Floribunda, The Yuppie Puppy and The Vug Rock and Gem Jeweler.
    East Central
  • Maverick Center

    3200 Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City, UT 84119
    Venue for concerts, hockey game (Salt Lake Grizzlies), and other events such as Rodeo of ´47.
    restaurants nearby
  • Zoo Sight

    Hogle Zoo

    2600 Sunnyside Ave
    Winter 9AM-4PM daily, Summer 9AM-5PM daily. The local zoo sits at the mouth of Emigration Canyon on the east side of the city. On 42 acres, the zoo's two largest exhibits include elephants and primates. $9 adults, $7 seniors/children, 2 and under free.
    East Bench food nearby
  • Gateway Mall

    90 South 400 West
    M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su noon-6PM. A new development built in anticipation of the 2002 Winter Olympics. It was built on the site of the old Union and Rio Grande railway stations, and incorporates the Union building in its structure. Many national (and several local) mall stores can be found here. Stores include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Barnes & Noble, Victoria's Secret, Brookstone, PacSun, etc. Restaurants include Thaifoon, California Pizza Kitchen, The DoDo, etc. The Gateway is Utah's largest open air shopping district. The area also includes condominiums and office space.
    Capitol Hill
  • Pioneer Park

    on 300 West and 400 South
    Home to the outdoor Farmer's Market [23] on Saturdays from June to October. The market is very popular and safe, but the park has a large homeless population and should be avoided at night for safety reasons.
    Poplar Grove restaurants nearby
  • Gilgal Sculpture Garden

    749 East 500 S
    A small but very unique collection of sculpture.
    East Central food nearby
  • Liberty Park

    between 700 East and 600 East and 900 South and 1300 South
    Salt Lake City's "Central Park" with many different areas for many different activities including a small amusement park (very small), a large pond that sometimes has paddle boats available, fountains to play in, children's play area, swimming pools, tennis courts, bbq areas, plenty of green space, tall shade trees, bike and running paths. Tracy Aviary , ☎ +1 801 596-8500. 9AM-5PM daily. $5, $4 students/seniors, $3 children, 3 and under free.. Located on eight acres of land within Liberty Park, this aviary is home to 300 birds representing about 130 species (many rare or endangered). There are plenty of eye-opening and educational experiences among the wonderful canopy of large trees, two on-site springs and beautiful flowers. Offers year-round exhibits, bird shows, bird-themed crafts and avian encounters.
    Glendale eat nearby
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