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Archive: Jun 2017

The Cathedral of the Madeline

Religion in Utah is a huge part of the culture when people travel to the state. More often than not Utah religion is more associated with the Latterday Saints Church as opposed to Catholicism. The Cathedral of the Madeline is located in the heart of Salt Lake City and is surrounded by Catholic C hurch Volunteer Programs. The Madeline Cathedral was constructed in the early…

What You Must Know Before Visiting the Salt Lake City Tourist Sites

Are you getting ready for a trip to Salt Lake City? If so, then you probably are planning to visit at least a few of the Salt Lake City tourist sites. While you can plan your trip and just show up, there are some key things you really should know ahead of time in order…

Us Bus to Rice-Eccles Stadium

History of the Stadium Built with sandstone imported from India, Rice-Eccles Stadium has been around since the 1930’s.  Although, back then it wasn’t called Rice-Eccles, it was Ute Field and then Rice Stadium.  It wasn’t until 1998 where it became known as Rice-Eccles Stadium.  Definitely a site to see and one of the more up-to-date stadiums,…

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

Things to see in salt lake city – Gilgal Sculpture Garden You can go look at the classic list of things to see in salt lake city, but if you want to find something that is not considered a point of interest. Gilgal Sculpture Garden is the place you need to go for a hidden and generally unknown attraction. Where? As a Salt Lake City local of…

Why Downtown Salt Lake City is a hidden secret of things to do in Utah

Salt Lake City is commonly recognized for many attributes including the convenient national parks, world acclaimed snow conditions and cookie cutter cultural demographic. Yet Salt Lake has never been known for its downtown urban lifestyle until now. Where Utah’s population grew 7.94% from 2010 to 2015, the fourth-fastest growth rate in the nation, with 70% to 90% of…

10 Tips for Salt Lake City Sightseeing Without Breaking the Bank

Are you planning a trip to Salt Lake City soon and you plan to do some Salt Lake City sightseeing? Or maybe you live in Salt Lake City and want to do some Salt Lake City sightseeing to get more familiar with your own city? In either case, Salt Lake City sightseeing is overall less…

The Salt Lake City Library

The Salt Lake Public Library Located just north of Liberty Square, the Salt Lake City Library is a must-see for all visitors. While the building was originally part of the City and County building, a large donation of land and money made it possible for this separate library to be built in 2003. By special request of the Mayor, much of the land surrounding this central library was to be preserved as a plaza, rather than the buildings it was originally intended for. The Beautiful Architecture Any first-time visitor to this masterpiece of Salt Lake City architecture will immediately notice the beautiful combination of concrete and glass that constructs a vast majority of the building. The structure has many windows and is easily accessible. The plain gray color and smooth texture, while simple, are very effective in conjunction with the grid-like pattern of the windows. This architecturecontributes to the public library’s…

Red Butte Garden: Botanical Garden Paradise

Red Butte Garden If you’re wondering what to do in Salt Lake City, look no further! Red Butte Garden is a peaceful oasis of horticulture perched just below the mountains of the Salt Lake Valley. The outdoor garden serves as the state Arboretum and is home to hundreds of different flowers, trees, and plant species.The gardens are also a popular spot for weddings and other celebrations. The 100 acres of themed gardens offer the perfect nature getaway, and the workshops, concerts, hiking trails, and more will keep you busy all day long! Red Butte should be on the list for anyone planning to visit Salt Lake.  Red Butte Garden quickly became a beloved Utah destination after it was founded in 1985. It was originally used by University of Utah researchers and was designated as the state’s Arboretum in 1961. The garden has been constantly expanding ever since. The newest addition was a water conservation garden which opened at the end of May 2017. When visiting…

Come See the Natural History Museum of Utah!

While Salt Lake City has a number of historical and educational sites, none are more interesting and entertaining than the Natural History Museum of Utah. Located along the foothills of the Wasatch Front, the building has been a source of entertainment and education since 2011. Housing a multitude of exhibits, artifacts, and specimens the museum offers anyone visiting Salt Lake an opportunity to spend a day learning about the various elements and forces that have helped shape this beautiful area. The Natural History Museum of Utah The Natural History Museum of Utah offers a variety of exhibits that are sure to astound guests of any age. Some of these exhibits include Native Voices and First Peoples. These displays offer a look at what life in Utah was like before westernization, and what life for Utah’s indigenous people is like now. Anyone who loves looking at american history through the lens of…

City Creek Center: World-class Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

When someone from Salt Lake City thinks about the best place for shopping, dining, and entertainment… the immediate thought is City Creek Center. The City Creek Center is a mixed-use development that houses an upscale shopping center, residential buildings, food court, and entertainment outlets. This world-class shopping and dining destination offers over 100 stores and restaurants. City Creek Mall is…

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