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Archive: Jun 2016

Gateway Center: the heart of SLC

Gateway Center is the heart of Salt Lake City. This trip to the number 18 station you will never forget in your future life. The Gateway Center Origins The Gateway Center is the last station of the Utah’s US Bus Tour in Salt lake City. It is located in the center between the gateway and the Vivint Smart Home arena. As soon as you arrive the station, you can see a very big shopping center beside the station. It is the gateway. It was built prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics and located in the heart of Salt Lake City. The Gateway is a large open air complex plaza which contains retail stores, public office buildings and residential buildings in Downtown Salt Lake City. It combines shopping, entertainment and dinning which includes over 100 stores and restaurants. It is the destination for the visitors who come to visit Salt Lake City. The Gateway is one of the most beautiful and…

The Salt Lake City Library: Learning for the Eyes and Mind

The Salt Lake City Public Library Located downtown, the Salt Lake City Library is a fantastic spot to visit whether you are looking for some reading material or many other forms of entertainment. Designed and opened as a replacement to the previous, much more modest library next door in 2003, the unique 6 story building holds the biggest and grandest public library in Utah; featuring an immense glass facade and a huge wall that allows access from the ground floor to the roof, the building has become a marvel of salt lake city architecture and a unique opportunity to experience the downtown skyline. Things to Check Out Visitors can be sure to find many free books for general browsing or check out; featuring a vast collection of old classics as well as modern best sellers from around the world, the library boasts a compelling amount of writing between it’s floors….

Subs at Caputo’s Deli Best in Utah

Caputo’s Deli-Best In Utah Italian and Southern European Authenticity are what make Caputo’s Deli the best  in Utah. A high end meat counter, Cheese cave and market packed with Italian imports serve, in my mind, as accents to the working kitchen that is Caputo’s Sub and Deli counter. Founded in 1997 by Tony Caputo and…

Trolley Square Shopping Mall & Dining Center

From Light Rail Station to Trolley Square Marketplace In the heart of downtown Salt Lake City lies Trolley Square Marketplace. Once a fully operational light rail station, Trolley Square has now been transformed into the most historic shopping mall and dining center. From 1908 until the early 1950’s, Utah Light & Railway Co. operated a light rail and trolley station in Trolley Square with over 144 trolleys running on 146 miles of track. The trolley cars traveled through Holladay, Sugarhouse, Salt Lake City, Bountiful & Centerville and was the top of the line transportation in Utah in it’s time. Find Out More. Redevelopment After Utah Light & Railway Co. was shut down in the early 1950’s, they had the station painted yellow and was used for storing busses. As time went on, the building was neglected of regular maintenance and fell into disrepair. In 1969, they threatened to demolish the station and rebuild. Instead, the station was saved by a…

Church & State: A Business Incubator and Community Support System Spotlighting Utah as a Cultural Hub

Look for the Historic, Brick Church on the Right!  Along your way through downtown Salt Lake City, keep your eyes peeled to make sure you don’t miss the Church & State building. It truly is an undercover beauty, so make sure to hop off the bus and take a tour of the space! A non-profit, community-managed…

Red Butte Garden: Largest Western Botanical Garden

Red Butte Garden: Largest Western Botanical Garden Explore Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Garden located in the foothills near the University of Utah. The Garden is the official arboretum of Utah. Red Butte Garden is over 100 acres and is the largest botanical gardens in the West filled with beautiful fragranceRed Butte Garden has over 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles Natural Area hiking trails that is open year round. Red Butte Garden includes the Children’s Garden, Hemingway Four Seasons Garden, Courtyard Garden, Medicinal Garden, Herb Garden, Dumke Floral Walk, the Richard K. Hemingway Orangerie, Fragrance Garden, the McC arthy Family Rose Garden, and an amphitheater with an expanded gift shop. History of the garden In 1983, the University of Utah gifted 100 acres of land to be a regional botanical garden. The land was chosen due to the spectacular opportunity to exhibit horticultural collections of Utah’s plants and to conserve the environment. The Garden opened officially in 1985 and has been growing ever since. Today Red Butte…

Fort Douglas Museum: A Small Step into History

My Experience at Fort Douglas Fort Douglas Museum was a great educational and visual experience. I had a wonderful time learning snippets of all the major wars that has happened with the U.S. My tour guide was a charming old fellow named Don. He served in some branch of the special forces and was very passionate about what the museum was about. While walking through Fort Douglas Museum it was interesting seeing what they used back then and how it evolved overtime and learning new things about the wars. All of the exhibits were authentic and you were able to get close enough to see the details in the soldier uniforms, or the detail in the old carbines. For being one of the few museums in Salt Lake City, overall, the tour was great and you can also choose to just free…

Attractions for tourism in Gateway Center

The Attractions for Visitors in Gateway Center The amazing travel in gateway shopping mall and Vivint Smart Home Arena. The gateway center is a good Attractions in Slat Lake City, which tourism would not be disappointed about it. It is located at 100 South and 400 West in downtown Salt Lake. I would like to recommend The Gateway shopping mall and Vivint Smart Home Arena to visitors. The…

The Clark Planetarium- Salt Lake City, Utah

The Clark Planetarium – Best of Free things to see in Salt Lake City The Clark Planetarium is a space and science museum with many interactive and hands on exhibits, FREE to the public. Located in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City next to the Gate Way Mall, at approximately 400 West 100 South. It is the 18th and final stop…

Visit the Historic Salt Lake Tabernacle

Visiting Salt Lake City should be on everyone’s bucket list. There’s great food, exciting night life, and a history that can be found in a countless number of places. One of those must-see historic venues along the US Bus route is the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square. Directly west of the castle (formally known as the Salt Lake Temple), is the dome-shaped Tabernacle, which was built by the Mormon Pioneers after they settled in the Salt Lake Valley back in 1847. From music recitals to motivational speakers, or simply gazing in awe at the majesty of this building, visiting the Historic Salt Lake Tabernacle should be on every tourist’s itinerary when visiting the Mountain West. 19th Century Craftsmanship Preserved For more than 150 years, the Salt Lake Tabernacle has been esteemed as a complex, world-known piece of architecture. With most modern-day technologies not available in the 1800s, the architects were very…

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