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Salt Lake City

This enthusiastic, hands-on children's museum is possibly the best city attraction for families. The 'Saving Lives' exhibit features a real helicopter, allowing budding paramedics and pilots to practice mock rescues.

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Nearby Salt Lake City attractions

1. Clark Planetarium

0.05 MILES

You'll be seeing stars at Clark Planetarium, home to the latest and greatest 3-D sky shows. There are free science exhibits and an IMAX theater, too. The…

2. 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…

3. Church History Museum

0.52 MILES

Adjoining Temple Sq, this interactive museum has impressive exhibits of pioneer history and fine art.

4. Tabernacle

0.59 MILES

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…

5. Temple Square

0.62 MILES

The city's most famous sight occupies a 10-acre block surrounded by 15ft-high walls. LDS docents give free, 30-minute tours continually, leaving from the…

6. Salt Lake Temple

0.65 MILES

Lording over Temple Sq is the impressive 210ft-tall Salt Lake Temple. Atop the tallest spire stands a statue of the angel Moroni, who appeared to LDS…

8. Joseph Smith Memorial Building

0.72 MILES

East of the Brigham Young Monument, this building was the elegant Hotel Utah from 1911 until 1987. Inside, there's a large-screen theater with daily…