Tag Archives: Tourist Attractions

Hogle Zoo

Utah Top Pick Destination

Hogle Zoo is one of the most-visited attractions in Utah and the top paid-for tourist attraction in Salt Lake City. Founded in 1931 and is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals.

  • Daily Shows
  • Zoofari Express Train Ride
  • Conservation Carousel
  • Lighthouse Point Splash Zone
  • Creekside Playground
  • Animal Exhibits
  • Dining

Hogle Zoo
2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City

Capitol Theatre

Salt Lake City Downtown

Ballet West, Utah Opera, Children’s Dance Theatre

  • Dance
  • Concerts
  • Holiday Venue
  • Nutcracker Ballet
  • Films & Lectures

The Capitol Theatre is one of Salt Lake County’s most beloved buildings. A landmark in downtown Salt Lake since 1913, a newspaper reporter at the time described the building as “rich and restful, without vulgar or gaudy display.” Vaudevillians, silent movies, and “talkies,” were the mainstay in the theatre for years.

Salt Lake County Arts & Culture Event Calendar

Ballet West Event Calendar

Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Utah Places of Interest

Top Locations To Visit In Utah

Must See Venues, Tourist Attractions, Points of Interests

Featured Photo: Historic Utah Governor’s Mansion, 603 E S Temple, Salt Lake__ScottyReed

Salt Lake City Area

Temple Square Best
50 North Temple, Salt Lake

Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Temple Square, Salt Lake

The Beehive House
Temple Square, Salt Lake

Utah State Capitol
350 State Street, Salt Lake

Memory Grove Park
300 N Canyon Rd, Salt Lake

Cathedral of the Madeleine
331 E South Temple, Salt Lake

Governor’s Mansion
603 E South Temple, Salt Lake

Hogle Zoo Best
2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake

This Is The Place Heritage Park
2601 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake

Red Butte Garden Best
University of Utah, Salt Lake

Natural History Museum of Utah Best
University of Utah, UoU, Campus

Tracy Aviary & Botanical Gardens Best
589 E 1300 S, Liberty Park, Salt Lake

Liberty Park
900 S 700 E Salt Lake

Trolley Square
602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

Crone’s Hollow – Pagan Community Center
3834 S Main St, Salt Lake City

Murray Park

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Best
12033 Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper

Rio Tinto Stadium

Utah Olympic Oval Best
5662 Cougar Ln, Kearns

Gardner Village Best
1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan

Kennecott Copper Mine

Park City Area

Utah Olympic Park
3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City

Provo Utah Valley Area

Thanksgiving Point Best
3003 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Brigham Young University, BYU, Utah

Springville Museum of Art

Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Provo Library at Academy Square
550 North University Avenue, Provo

Krishna Temple
Spanish Fork

Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center

West Utah, Tooele, Wendover

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats
Wendover

Stansbury Park Observatory Complex

Utah Motorsports Campus

The Old Grantsville Church

Ogden North Utah Area

Antelope Island State Park
4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse

Ogden Nature Center
966 W. 12th Street, Ogden

Eccles Mansion – Community Art Center

Golden Spike National Historical Park
6200 N 22300 W, Corinne

Logan Cache Valley Area

American West Heritage Center
4025 S Hwy 89-91, Wellsville

Bear Lake State Park Best
Garden City, Utah

Southern Utah Area

Arches National Park, Utah Best
Moab, Utah

Moab Information Center Best
Moab, Utah

Little Sahara Sand Dunes

The Four Corners
San Juan County

Mystic Hot Springs
475 E 100 N, Monroe

Zion National Park Best
Southern Utah, Springdale, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Best
Southern Utah, Tropic Utah

Utah Resources

Utah’s National Historic Districts

Bonneville Salt Flats

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

The Utah Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”. Photo: Bonneville Salt Flats __Utah Agenda

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce-Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing. The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, the former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Bonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motorsports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motorsports in 1912 but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*
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Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set the highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meets on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled-down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized and scattered between the larger public meets.*

The Great Salt Lake

The Western Hemisphere’s largest salt-water lake with scenic sunrises, sunsets, wildlife, and sailing.

Featured Photo: The Great Salt Lake looking north toward Antelope Island from the south shore. __Scotty Reed

Salt Lake City, Utah
Great Salt Lake, Utah South Shore Looking North Toward Antelope Island
Great Salt Lake Utah June
The Great Salt Lake, Utah South Shore Looking North Toward Antelope Island __Scotty Reed

Kingsbury Hall

Kingbury Hall University of Utah Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Music, Dance, Theatre, Fine Arts, Concerts

University of Utah

Kingsbury Hall serves its dual mission as a university and community performance venue by presenting a robust slate of national touring productions and showcasing productions by students in the College of Fine Arts; over 180 performances annually take place in its 1900-seat auditorium.

  • Performing Arts Center
  • Dance, Music & Theatre
  • Live Staged Productions

Kingsbury Hall Event Calendar
Performance Showtimes

Kingsbury Hall
University of Utah
1395 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT

Abravanel Hall

Concert Hall

  • Utah Symphony
  • Opera
  • Music Concerts
  • Live Stage Performances

Abravanel Hall is a concert hall in Salt Lake City, Utah, that is home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, and is part of the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts.

The hall is an architectural landmark in the city and is adjacent to Temple Square and the Salt Palace on South Temple Street. Known for its outstanding acoustics and grand four-story lobby with a spectacular view of downtown Salt Lake City.

Abravanel Hall Event Calendar

Abravanel Hall
123 W South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Utah Photo Album

Link To Google’s Utah Agenda Photo Album
Rocky Mountains, Utah
August 23rd, Big Mountain Summit Trail, East of Salt Lake City, Utah __Utah Agenda
October 21st, Autumn Walk, Amphitheater Park, Sandy, Utah __Utah Agenda
November 6th, Murray Park, Utah __Utah Agenda
November 16th, Snow Peaked Wasatch Mountains, Quarry Bend, Sandy, Utah __Utah Agenda
December 1st, Sandy Amphitheater Park West To Oquirrh Mountains, December Snow __Scotty Reed/Utah Agenda

Tracy Aviary

Salt Lake Cultural Landmark

A Utah Top Pick destination, Tracy Aviary is one of the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  It has grown and evolved over its more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and environmental education and conservation leader.

Tracy Aviary Indoor Bird Shows
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:30 & 11:30 am
June–September

Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105