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Sightseeing and landmarks in Salt Lake City

Art museums

Art Museum
“Salt Lake City's premiere cultural and visual arts center, permanent and temporary exhibits, which may be viewed for free on the third Saturday and first Wednesday of each month. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Since its founding 1931, UMOCA has been a driving force for creating and nurturing the local art scene. Utah’s only contemporary art museum provides education and lectures to help local artists grow and succeed. The museum’s galleries showcase rotating exhibitions by local, national and international contemporary artists.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Art Museum
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

History Museum
“As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries. Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it. Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand!”
  • 90 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historic education about the first settlers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. Beautiful gardens. Free”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“During Christmas the have the Temple decorated in lights and it is absolutely stunning to see in person.”
  • 28 locals recommend
History Museum
“Massive manor housing paintings, photos, manuscripts & memorabilia from Utah's earliest founders. The Pioneer Memorial Museum is the final resting place for many of the objects Mormon pioneers carried with them on their westward journey from Nauvoo, Ill. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Garden
“The Red Butte Gardens can be an incredible sight seeing experience as well as a great place for well priced entertainment such as concerts!”
  • 82 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“It’s a hike- pretty hard if there’s snow but not impossible! It’s an overlook above SLC. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Office
“Headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, tourists are welcome to take the elevators to the top of the building (free) for one of the best views of the Salt Lake valley.”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Dominated by a magnificent six-spired temple, the square is the symbolic heart of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.”
  • 233 locals recommend

Libraries

Art Gallery
“Modern look, situated in downtown, children area, elevator, little boutiques on the main floor. The last floor goes out to the long walking path. You can see surrounding busy streets with trax going either toward University of Utah or Gateway shopping center, nice view onto Salt Lake City Hall.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Library
“The Family History Library is a genealogical research facility in downtown Salt Lake City. The library is open to the public free of charge and is operated by FamilySearch, the genealogical arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Library
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Beautiful new library in our neighborhood. Great little cafe located inside.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Library
“Famous Family History Library and church museum. Artifacts from the first settlers in Utah, how they got here, tragedies and determination it took to get here.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
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