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Utah Places of Interest

Top Locations to Visit In Utah

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

Salt Lake City Area

Temple Square
Cathedral of the Madeleine
The Historic Governor’s Mansion
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Crone’s Hollow – Pagan Community Center

Red Butte Garden

Tracy Aviary

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

This Is The Place Heritage Park

Liberty Park

The Beehive House

Trolley Square
602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City

Sandy

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Rio Tinto Stadium

West Jordan

Gardner Village
Kennecott Copper Mine

Murray

Murray Park

Park City Area

Utah Olympic Park
3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098
(435) 658-4200

Utah County–Utah Valley

Lehi

Thanksgiving Point

American Fork

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Provo

Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Brigham Young University
Campus Dr, Provo, UT 84602

Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Springville

Springville Museum of Art

Spanish Fork

Krishna Temple

Payson

Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center

Tooele County

Bonneville–Wendover

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

Stansbury Park

Stansbury Park Observatory Complex

Grantsville

Utah Motorsports Campus

The Old Grantsville Church

Davis County

Syracuse

Antelope Island State Park

Weber County

Ogden

Eccles Mansion – Community Art Center

Juab County

Little Sahara Sand Dunes

San Juan County

The Four Corners

Central & Southern Utah Area

Mystic Hot Springs
475 E 100 N, Monroe, UT 84754

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is home to more than 4,000 animals representing 650 species, showcasing ecosystems from around the planet including kelp forests, coral reefs, the deep ocean, Antarctic waters, Asian cloud forests, South American rain forests, and the waterways of our home state of Utah and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

  • SEArenity Yoga
  • Nights Under Lights
  • Movie Nights
  • Summer Camps
  • Watch Penguins & Stingrays Swim

Nights Under Lights Show
Ecosystem Exploration Craft & Observatory EECO

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
12033 Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper, UT 84020
(801) 355-3474

Tracy Aviary

A Utah Top Pick destination, Tracy Aviary is one of the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and 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 leader in environmental education and conservation.

Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 596-8500

May Events
Moms can visit Tracy Aviary for free on Mother’s Day Weekend

SnowBird

Utah Summer & Winter Mountain Resort

  • Ariel Tram
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Utah Local Favorite
  • Octoberfest
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Alpine Slide
  • Mountain Coaster
  • Little Cottonwood Canyon

Snowbird Event Calendar

Snowbird Summer & Winter Resort
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Highway 210, Snowbird, UT 84092
(801) 933-2222

Trolley Square

Historic Trolley Station Turned Boutique

  • Historic 1900s Trolley Station
  • Shopping Center
  • Local Boutiques
  • Restaurants
  • Museum
  • Art Galleries
  • Local Favorite
  • Tourist Attraction

Trolley Square Event Calendar

Trolley Square
602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 521-9877

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

The 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”.

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.

Bonneville Salt Flats Utah Clouds

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, 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 scattered between the larger public meets.*