THINGS TO SEE AND DO WHILE IN UTAH Park City: Utah has five Nation Parks Want to visit a town that has a historical, frontier feeling? Walk up and down “old town” Park City’s mail street. Park Zion National Park: City is home of the Sundance Film Festival, founded by Massive cliff walls tower majestically a half mile above the Robert Redford, to encourage young film makers. The ski canyon floor. A river tumbles easily beneath cottonwoods areas may not be open, but you can also visit the Utah and wooded trails wind about the canyon and up its walls Olympic Park where some of the 2002 events were staged. to small pools and springs. Whether you hike its miles of Twenty minutes east of Salt Lake City. trails or drive, you will be moved by Zion's beauty-300 miles south of Salt Lake City & 160 miles north of Las Vernal - Flaming Gorge: Vegas located in the southwest corner. Don't just walk the path of dinosaurs; touch, feel, hear, and explore it at the new 22,000-square foot Utah Field House Arches National Park: of Natural History State Park Museum. You will also enjoy A geological wonderland set in the high desert of some spectacular vistas, such as Flaming Gorge reservoir- southeastern Utah. The largest concentration of at this northeastern Utah site. sandstone arches in the world, some 2,000 in all. Simple actions of erosion over tens of thousands of Price: years produced what appear to be purposefully Price, Central Eastern Utah, has a Prehistoric museum, sculpted formations. Western Mining, Railroad museum, and lots more. In the heart of “Castle Country” is Nine Mile Canyon. A step back in time, of people who lived there centuries ago grace the Bryce Canyon National Park: walls of its sheer cliffs. This canyon, filled with the best rock This National Park contains a spectacularly beautiful series art in the west, gives a view of life of the Archaic, Fremont of "amphitheaters" filled with colorful, eroded red rock and Ute people. This unique canyon is an international forms. It cannot be adequately described in words, and is treasure. only somewhat better represented with photos. A spectacular view is seen all year long. Provo: Home to two Universities - Brigham Young University Canyonlands National Park: operated and owned by the LDS Church and Utah Valley This national park is wild, remote, inhospitable, and terribly University, definitely worth a visit. beautiful. See an immense expanse of deep orange-red canyons and a wonderful array of superlative red rock Ogden: formations. In addition to being a feast for the eyes, it The world got a glimpse of the area during the 2002 provides great opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, Olympic Winter Games when Snowbasin hosted the 4wd adventuring, and white water rafting. downhill, combined and super-G events. Home of Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Wolf Mountain. Stroll Capitol Reef Nation Park: the streets and shops and make like you just came off the There are hiking opportunities and some good scenic slopes unless of course you really did, then you will drives. Early settlers in the region planted orchards of experience that extra exhilaration. cherries, apricots, peaches, pears and apples that are open for picking from late-June to October. The Davis County: campground is pleasantly situated near the orchards in a If you want to see the actual Great Salt Lake, you have to grassy well shaded area. go north of the City. Here you can go to Antelope Island, in the southeastern portion of the lake and becomes a One of Utah’s National Historic Sites peninsula when the lake is low. Like planes? How about a visit to the Hill Aerospace Museum housing over 70 aircraft Golden Spike National Historic Site: and flying objects. This historic site witnessed one of the most important accomplishments of the 19th century. On May 10, 1869, Design you own visit. officials of the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Go to www.utah.com/destinations and www.go-utah.com Railroad met here to drive four symbolic spikes (two gold), and find hundreds of suggestions of places to visit, celebrating the completion of the first transcontinental hotels to stay, restaurants at which to eat and even five railroad. It marked the beginning to the end of American day weather forecasts for a particular place and city. frontier. THINGS TO SEE AND DO WHILE IN SALT LAKE CITY Utah State Capitol: The impressive state capitol sits on the northern edge of Wheeler Historic Farm invites visitors to remember worn on a hill looking over the rest of the city. It’s granite what it was like to visit the family farm for a special event exterior was modeled after the U.S. Capitol; it’s interior is like Christmas dinner or the harvest. The historic setting polished marble. Some 40 acres of park land surround the offers a trip back in time as visitors see what life was like building. Tours are available. on a 19th century farm in Utah. A variety of special events are This is the Place Heritage Park: scheduled to coincide with the seasons, ranging from Horses kick up the dusty road and children suck on Halloween parties to spring planting festivals. molasses candy in the living history village called Old Deseret. A collection of more than 40 historic buildings, Cathedral of the Madeleine: include a schoolhouse, stores, hotel, and many others. This beautiful Roman Gothic styled Cathedral of the Interactive activities help convey the feel of an 1850 town Madeleine has an extraordinary exterior and a splendid in Utah. interior. Feel free to quietly browse. It is one of several notable buildings along South Temple Street, just east of This Is The Place Heritage Park marks the spot on the east downtown Salt Lake City. side of town overlooking the Utah Valley where legend has it Brigham Young declared "This is the right place. Drive Temple Square is the most popular attraction in the on." A monument erected in 1947 on the 100 year state with several million annual visitors. It occupies a anniversary stands as the focal point of this park. full city block in the heart of Salt Lake City. High walls surround the complex, with wrought iron gates Liberty Park: providing ingress on all four sides. Within is the In the center of Salt Lake City is this very attractive heavily magnificent Mormon Temple, the Mormon Tabernacle wooded large park. It features an aviary, a large pond with and Assembly Hall, as well as various monuments, paddle boats, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. statuary and two visitor centers. Tracy Aviary: Bingham Canyon Copper Mine: Have you ever seen a human imprinted bird? Interested? Labeled the “Richest Hole on Earth,” where open-pit mining Then this downtown aviary is the place to go. Housing began in 1903, Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is the more than 500 birds from 150 species, this is a great place largest man made excavation on earth: more than 3/4 of a to encounter birds up close and personal. Located in mile deep and 2-1/2 miles wide, and is listed as a National Liberty Park. Historic Site. Red Butte Garden has over 150 acres of gardens with The award-winning Visitors Center was moved, walking paths and natural area with hiking trails, and offers expanded and modernized during the winter to a new four seasons of educational and recreational programs site 300 feet lower within the huge Mine. The 6000 including concerts, festivals, children's programs, nature square foot facility is filled with interesting exhibits and outings and educational opportunities. displays, four video stations and a 90-seat theater showing a new 16-minute video. Pioneer Memorial Museum: The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers strive to preserve the The Family History Library was founded in 1894 to history of their pioneer ancestors. This group has one of gather genealogical records and assist members of the the country's most notable collections of pioneer artifacts. LDS Church with their family history and genealogical research. It is the largest library of its kind in the world. The Lion House - is the one time living quarters for Brigham Young, renowned early leader of the Mormon The collection includes over 2.2 million rolls of Church. It is mainly used as a catered dining and reception microfilmed genealogical records; 742,000 microfiche; center. The Pantry is open to the public for lunch Monday 300,000 books, serials, and other formats; and 4,500 to Friday. periodicals. The library is open to the general public at no charge.
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