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Sightseeing in Salt Lake City - what to see. Complete travel guide

The largest city in Utah, this is one of the most beautiful and wealthy places. Salt Lake City is located in a very scenic place, where rocky cliffs and thick ridges are mixed with desert plains. Such contrast between the green areas and deserts is truly unusual and striking. Brigham Young is considered the founder of the city. He was the Mormon leader who ordered the building of first houses in 1847.
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Salt Lake City has always been and remains the major center of trade, a large transportation hub and an important area for the mining industry. Foothills here are rich in deposits of copper, coal and oil; here have been also opened several large processing plants. The city became very popular among travelers after the 2002 Olympic Games that had taken place in Salt Lake City. In order to make even more memorable here have been opened many new attractions, hotels and sports facilities. Salt Lake City has become a major tourist center from an ordinary industrial town.
Besides the large selection of entertainment venues, shops and restaurants this city has several attractions that are surely should be attended by every visitor. Tourists, who enjoy unhurried walks, should definitely go to the majestic Wasatch Mountains as they will find many parks and entertainment centers there. The most popular amusement park of this place is named Laguna. This is a perfect place for vacationers with children. Here you will find dozens of attractions; tourists are offered to attend excursions held in the park; you can also relax in a cozy cafe or rent a bike and explore the picturesque woods of this place. Your excursion to Hansen Planetarium will be no less fascinating. Fans of sport would enjoy visiting the sports complex, where have been set records by the best athletes in the world. Besides this there are so many museums and theaters in Salt Lake City. Hale Opera Theater and Broadway Concert Hall are considered the most popular ones. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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One of the main symbols of the city is Temple Square historical complex. More than five million travelers visit the beautiful square annually. Majestic Salt Lake Temple is located there. From the moment of its construction, it is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in the city. The Mormon temple is closed to the public so tourists can only admire its outer appearance. There operate special resource centers, where you can get a lot of useful information about the sight. The Museum of the Church, some historical libraries and other remarkable buildings are also located on the square.
A city government and the Salt Lake City district building is an impressive architectural monument. Its construction lasted three years and was fully completed in 1894. The 78-meter Clock Tower remained in the building. An unusual sandstone finish of its facade is extremely interesting. Today, part of the historic building has been converted to host exhibitions. However, the initial decor of many halls has been maintained.
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The Utah's Capitol building is a shining example of neoclassical style. It is located in a very beautiful place, on a hilltop. Its construction began in 1912 and lasted four years. The building has amazing proportions and exquisite facade decoration. The capitol is open to the public on certain days. You can admire ancient sculptures, art paintings, and elements of granite finishes. Many decent historical artifacts are kept inside.
Utah State Capitol Lovers of nature will definitely appreciate Liberty Park, which occupies a vast area of more than 30 hectares. There is a beautiful pond on its territory with numerous sports facilities and special playgrounds for children. A stroll in the park can turn into a fascinating excursion. Guests can visit an ancient mill and an aviary. This charming park is historical. It was founded in 1881. Some interesting historical buildings were made there. It is a wonderful place to admire branchy century-old trees.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Salt Lake City and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Salt Lake City
♥   Shopping area ' Gateway District' Salt Lake City, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Main Street' Salt Lake City, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' 9th and 9th' Salt Lake City, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Sugar House' Salt Lake City, 5.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Salt Lake City
♥   Local Park 'Holladay' , 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Steep Mountain' , 31.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   County Park 'Ellison' , 35.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Harrisville' , 58.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Salt Lake City and around
♥   Art museum 'Utah Museum of Contemporary Art' Salt Lake City, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Salt Lake City from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Bingham Canyon Mine

From the series “Giant artificial quarries of the planet”
The mine experienced a large landslide on April 10, 2013. Officially, no injuries were reported, but some large constructions and tens of pieces of costly equipment were smashed. After the landslide, the mining operations were suspended. Now the work continues as before. The Bingham Canyon Mine is owned by Rio Tinto company. … Read further
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