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Discover Utah’s Natural History – Natural History Museum of Utah

If you haven’t noticed already, Salt Lake City, Utah is an amazing place.  With such an amazing place, comes fascinating history.  If you are looking to learn about the history of Salt Lake City, or the history of Utah, look no further than the beautiful Natural History Museum of Utah.  Whether you’re interested in dinosaur bones, gems and minerals, or information about indigenous Utah cultures, the NHMU has historical exhibits for the whole family.   To visit the museum, hop off on stop number 11 of the Us Bus Tour! When you first show up to Rio Tinto Center, the new home to the Natural History Museum,  you’ll notice its wonderful architecture and location.  The NHMU is a unique, copper-plated building located along the foothills of Salt Lake City.  The building offers beautiful views of the entire Salt Lake Valley from their cafe and sky terraces (pictured above), but the real beauty awaits inside the doors of…

North Capitol Hill: Best Place Overlook Downtown

North Capitol Hill: The Best Place Overlook Downtown! This is North Capitol Hill, the best place to overlook downtown Salt Lake City.   History of North Capitol Hill North Capitol Hill is known as Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City. From its name, we can see Utah state capitol is located on this district. Utah state capitol is one of the landmarks of Salt Lake City. The state capitol was built between 1912 and 1916, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Because Salt Lake City area has earthquake risk, in 2004, government planned to renovate the building. After renovation, the strength of the building can stand as much as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. The most famous part of Capitol Hill is that people can overlook downtown Salt Lake City. Besides, Capitol Hill is also known as a neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Things you must see at North…

Ensign Peak: Beautiful Salt Lake City Attractions

  Looking for things to do in Salt Lake City? Salt Lake City has some of the best hikes in Utah, and many of them offer incredible views without spending a whole day breaking a sweat. Ensign Peak is one of the easiest and most rewarding hikes in Salt Lake City, and located just above the capitol building. This Utah hike is one of the most rewarding and low cost Salt Lake City attractions, and a must see when you visit Salt Lake. Ensign Peak Ensign Peak is a nice, easy Salt Lake City hike, that hikers of all abilities would find enjoyable.  The hike is only 0.86 miles round trip, and can easily be completed in within an hour. The trail is well maintained and easy to navigate. The trail is paved for the first few hundred yards from the trail head, and then proceeds into a wide, distinct path; you will have no…

Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Walk, Run, Bike, Hike

Backyard Foothills of SLC – Bonneville Shoreline Trail Bonneville Shoreline Trail the perfect place for a walk, run, hike or bike outing. Salt Lake City is blessed with the luxury and beauty of local hiking trails in the great outdoors, in its own backyard.  There are many trails in the rolling mountains of the eastern Salt Lake City border for all to enjoy. Explore the foothills of Salt Lake City at your own pace while enjoying the sights of the city (and valley) to the West and the beauty of nature to the East.  The fresh air and views that come from visiting this trail is worth the time when in Salt Lake City. View of Salt Lake City with Great Lake in sight. Bonneville Shoreline: A Brief History About 15,500 years ago, much of Utah was covered by a body of water known as Lake Bonneville.  The Great Salt Lake is one…

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…

Plan a trip to Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Hogle Zoo Location & Hours Located on the east side of Salt Lake City at 2600 Sunnyside Avenue South, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 and easily accessible from I-215 or I-80, Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a picturesque location for anyone who visits Salt Lake CityThe Zoo offers convenient hours of operation and is open 7 days a week from…

Fun Activities in Salt Lake – The Heritage Park

Looking for a weekend getaway full of fun activities in Salt Lake, UtahThis Is the Place Heritage Park has a lot to offer for you and your family’s enjoyment! Get a peak on how it was in Utah during its early settlement. One of the famous things to see in the park is the monument. It is believed where Brigham Young indicated “This is The Place” in Utah. The large monument was completed in 1947 during the 100th anniversary of the pioneers in the valley. But that is not the only monument inside the park, you can walk around the park and see more monument that represents the early settlement in Utah. You can also hop on the train for a tour around the park. There are currently three trains available that will tour you around the park, Blackhawk, the Jupiter, and 119. Fun Activities in…

Liberty Park: Best Places to Visit in Utah

Liberty Park has some of the most beautiful plants and gardens in Salt Lake City Looking for the Best Places to Visit in Utah? There are plenty of fun activities in Salt Lake City, Utah. The US Bus Tour will provide you immediate access to some of the best activities for your vacation in Utah. In less than 90 minutes, you can quickly discover why Salt Lake City is such a popular getaway for outdoors enthusiasts and families seeking kid-friendly fun. Looking for the best places to visit in Utah? You’ve come to the right place. Liberty Park: The Best Park to Visit in Salt Lake City We have designed the route of our bus tours to provide tourists and guests with a fun, diverse variety of stops along the way. Take a look at our route map when planning your next trip to Utah. Our friendly…

Utah’s Amazing Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo – It’s Amazing! Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a Utah a must see. It is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Founded in 1931, Mr. Hogle, purchased over 42 acres of land and decided to pursue his passion. Being located in Utah truly enhances your visit, not only is it scenic but the natural mountainous…

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