Top Choice Museum in Salt Lake City

Natural History Museum of Utah

The stunning architecture of the Rio Tinto Center forms a multistory indoor 'canyon' that showcases exhibits to great effect. Walk up through the layers as you explore both indigenous peoples' cultures and natural h…
Library in Salt Lake City

Family History Library

Thousands of people come to Salt Lake City every year to research their family history here, the largest genealogical resource on Earth. Because the LDS believes you must pray on your ancestors' behalf to help them …
Museum in Salt Lake City

Pioneer Memorial Museum

You'll find relics from the early days at Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) museums throughout Utah, but the Pioneer Memorial Museum is by far the biggest. The vast, four-story treasure trove is like Utah's attic, wi…
Gardens in Salt Lake City

Red Butte Garden

Both landscaped and natural gardens cover a lovely 150 acres, with access to trails in the Wasatch foothills. Check online to see who's playing at the popular, outdoor summer concert series also held here.
Christian Site in Salt Lake City


The domed, 1867 auditorium – with a massive 11,000-pipe organ – has incredible acoustics. A pin dropped in the front can be heard in the back, almost 200ft away. Free daily organ recitals are held at noon Monday thr…
Historic Site in Salt Lake City

Beehive House

Brigham Young lived with one of his wives and families in the Beehive House during much of his tenure as governor and church president in Utah. The required tours vary in the amount of historic house detail provided…
Historic Building in Salt Lake City

Utah State Capitol

The grand, 1916 State Capitol is set among 500 cherry trees on a hill north of Temple Sq. Inside, colorful Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals of pioneers, trappers and missionaries adorn part of the building…
Historic Site in Salt Lake City

This is the Place Heritage Park

Dedicated to the 1847 arrival of the Mormons, the heritage park covers 450 acres. The centerpiece is a living-history village where, June through August, costumed docents depict mid-19th-century life. Admission incl…
Museum in Salt Lake City

Discovery Gateway

Discovery Gateway is an enthusiastic, hands-on children's museum and possibly the best city attraction for families. The mock network-news desk in the media zone looks particularly cool for budding journos.
Zoo in Salt Lake City

Hogle Zoo

Asian Highlands, combining big cat habitats with architecture of the East, is the newest exhibit at Hogle Zoo. Kids still love the petting zoo and miniature-train rides ($1).