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 Utah Travel Center Cities Salt Lake City • Attractions

Salt Lake CityThere are plenty of attractions to keep your family busy while in Salt Lake City. Many of the attractions are family-oriented. Children will love Lagoon amusement park, the Hogle Zoo, or Hansen Planetarium. Adults will enjoy shopping at historic Trolley Square or finding information on an ancestor at the LDS Family History Center.

Draper Historic Theatre
12366 South 900 East, East Draper
(801) 572-4144
• DHT is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing quality family entertainment as well as positive, character building theatrical experience for our participants. DHT produces 6 exciting shows per year - two of them in our signature Broadway Kidz format which allows many young people an opportunity to participate.
• The theater was built in 1938 and converted for live performances in 1988. Now run by it's volunteer non-profit board the stage is set for many improvements in the years to come.
• Has 180 seats on a sloped theater floor
• Ticket prices are $6 - $10. $2 off coupons available at the website


Temple Square
50 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City
800-537-9703, 801-250-2534
• More than 7 million visitors each year
• Free guided tours available every 10 minutes in the summer, and every 15 minutes in winter
• Beautiful garden in the summer, and more than 300,000 lights adorn the grounds in the winter
• Several important buildings to the Mormon culture are located on the square, including the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle building with its magnificent pipe organ, and the Assembly Hall where concerts are held throughout the year.

Salt Lake Temple
50 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City
• Stands on Temple Square, a 10-acre block in downtown Salt Lake City
• Construction began in 1853 and was completed and dedicated 40 years later in 1893
• Granite hauled from Little Cottonwood Canyon, 20 miles southeast of Salt Lake City
• Walls stand 16 feet thick at base and 8 feet thick at top

Seven year round ski and summer resorts within one hours driving time from the international airport include; Alta, Brighton, The Canyons, Deer Valley, Park City, Snowbird, and Solitude

The Great Salt Lake
• The largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean
• 70 miles long and 30 miles wide
• The lake is eight times saltier than the ocean.
• Only brine shrimp live in the waters

Antique - Classic Automobile Museum
355 West 700 South
• Over 100 classic automobiles on display and for sale.
• Classics include 1906 Cadillac, Packards, Pierce Arrows, V-12s and V16s.
• Celebrity cars are also on display.
• All displays are indoors.

The Delta Center
301 W. South Temple
• Features many sporting events, concerts, and conventions
• The future site of the Figure skating and Short Track Speed Skating events for the 2002 Olympics

Trolley Square
602 E. 500 S. Salt Lake City
801-521-9877
• More than 144 trolleys served the Valley from this location in 1914
• Service was discontinued in 1945
• Two floors of shopping and dining with over 90 shops and 20 restaurants
• Theater complex with four screens

University of Utah
210 S. President's Circle, Salt Lake City
801-581-7200
• 26,000 students
• Among the top 50 public research universities in the nation
• 68 undergraduate programs and 50 teaching major and minors are offered

Family History Library
35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City
801-240-2331
• 250 microfilm camera operators record birth, marriage, death, probate, immigration, military and other records in 53 countries
• 2 million rolls of microfilmed records with more than 2 billion names, 400,000 microfiche and 250,000 books
• Records date from the mid-1500s to 1920
• Hours are Monday 7:30 am to 6 pm, and Tuesday - Saturday until 10 PM

Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Mine
Copperton.
Phone: 801-252-3234
• World’s largest open-pit copper mines
• 1/2 a mile deep
• 2 1/2 miles across
• Open to visitors from April to October 8th
• Admission is $3.00 per car and $2.00 per motorcycle

Lagoon Amusement Park
375 N. Lagoon Dr., Farmington
801-451-8000 or (800) 748-5246
• 35 rides
• Entire day passports are $25.95 for people 51 inches high to 59 years of age. (Prices are subject to change.)
• Children 4 years old to 50 inches tall get in for $19.95. Toddlers younger than 3 and adults older than 60 can stay at the park for $12.50. (Prices are subject to change.)

Lagoon A Beach
375 N. Lagoon Dr., Farmington
801-451-8000 or (800) 748-5246
• 2 activity pools
• Tropical Oasis
• Water Slides
• Tube Slides

Hansen Planetarium
15 S. State St., Salt Lake City
801-538-2104 or (800) UTAH-NET
• Two floors of exhibits including a moon rock
• Domed theater features star shows and laser/music shows
• Hours are Monday through Thursday 9:30 am to 9:00 PM, and until Midnight on Friday and Saturday
• Admission for Star and Science shows is $3.50 for children and seniors and $4.50 for teens and adults.
• Admission for the Laser shows is $5.00 for children 12 and under and $6.00 for teens and adults. (*Prices are subject to change)

Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine
331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City
801-328-8941
• Dedicated in 1909
• Beautiful stain glass windows
• Carved angels above the confessionals
• Open to public 8 am to 9 PM

Children's Museum of Utah
840 N. 300 W., Salt Lake City
801-322-5268
• Museum focuses on teaching kids while they play
• Museum includes a miniature town - grocery store, gas station, and ATM machine
• Children can freeze their shadow on the wall
• Art project area
• Magicians, clowns, artists perform at specific times
• Monday-Thursday and Saturday, Hours are from 9:30 am to 5 PM
• $3.00 for children and adults, children under 2 are free
• Museum is open until 8 PM on Friday, and everyone older than 2 gets in for $1.50
• A child younger than 14 must have an adult accompanying them.

Gallivan Utah Center Plaza
36 E. 200 S., Salt Lake City
801-532-0459
• Outdoor chessboard with 2-foot-tall pieces
• Wildlife Wall
• Story Wall

Gardner Historic Village
1095 W. 7080 S., West Jordan
801-566-8903
• Water powered saw mill
• Archibald’s Restaurant
• Admission is free

Hill Aerospace Museum
7961 Wardleigh Dr., Roy
801-777-6868
• More than 57 airplanes
• Open 7 days a week, except holidays
• Hours are from 9 am to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday and until 5:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
• Admission is free

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Hogle Zoo

Hogle Zoo
2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. (800 S.),
Salt Lake City 801-584-1750
• More than 900 amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles from across the world, on 42 acres of land at the mouth of Emigration Canyon.
• Hogle Zoo's newest exhibit, Asian Highland, features over 15,000 square feet of outdoor habitat, with five species of felines.
• Steam engine tour around Desert Canyon at the Zoo
• Hours are 9 am to 5 pm March 1 through October 31; 9 am to 4 pm November 1 through February 28
• Hogle Zoo is closed only on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
• Admission is $8.00 for adults and senior citizens and children ages 3 to 12 $6.00. Children 2 years of age and under are free (*Prices are subject to change)

Peppermint Palace
155 E. 200 N. Alpine
801-756-7400
• Chocolates, nut brittle, licorice, candy sticks
• Watch candy being made on the observation deck
• Open 10 am to 2 PM

Pioneer Village at Lagoon
375 N. Lagoon Dr., Farmington
801-451-8000 or (800) 748-5246
• Old time Jailhouse
• Carriage rides
• Log flume ride
• Firearms museum

Raging Waters
1200 W. 1700 S., Salt Lake City
801-972-3300
• 30 Water slides
• World’s only water roller coaster
• Admission is around $17.00 to $21.00 dollars.
• Hours are 10:30 am to 7: 30 PM & Sunday 12pm to 7:30 PM
• Evening Special 4 PM to 7:30 PM

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
300 Wakara Way, University of Utah
Research Park 801-581-IRIS
• Flower Gardens
• Sego Lily Fountain
• Nature hike
• Ponds and Waterfalls
• $3.00 for adults, and $2.00 for children, students and seniors (*Prices are subject to change)
• Hours are 9 am to Dusk (May through September)
• Hours are 10 am to 5 PM (October to April
• Open 7 days a week

The Sports Park
8695 S. Sandy Pkwy, Sandy
801-562-4444
• 7 batting cages
• 5 go-cart tracks
• 18-hole miniature golf course
• Video Arcade

Tracy Aviary at Liberty Park
589 E. 1300 S., Salt Lake City
801-322-BIRD
• Over 1,000 birds
• Summer hours are from 9 am to 6 PM, Monday-Friday, and until 4 PM on Sundays and holidays.
• Winter hours are from 9 am to 4:30 PM

Utah Fun Dome
4998 S. 360 W., Murray
801-265-3866
• Indoor roller coaster
• Bungee jump
• Laser Tag
• 2 miniature golf courses
• 30-lane bowling alley
• Roller skating Rink
• Arcade
• Bumper car
• No entrance fee, all attractions are individually priced

Utah Museum of Natural History
250 S. 1300 E., University of Utah
801-581-6927 or 801-581-4887 for the summer field adventure
• Help excavate Mastodon Bones
• 30 different Jurassic dinosaur skeletons
• Admission is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children

Wheeler Historic Farm
6351 S. 900 E., Salt Lake City
801-264-2212 or 801-264-2241 for camp information
• Interactive Farm
• Hay Rides
• Pet animals
• Admission is $2.00 for children ages 3 to 11 and senior citizens
• Admission is $3.00 for adults 12 and over (*Prices are subject to change)
• Admission includes a tour of the farmhouse, and a wagon ride around the property


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