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…
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…
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.
Park in Salt Lake City

Olympic Legacy Cauldron Park

The University of Utah, or 'U of U', was the site of the Olympic Village in 2002. This small, on-site park has giant panels detailing the games and also contains the torch. A 10-minute, dramatic but heartfelt film b…
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…
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…
Plaza in Salt Lake City

Temple Square

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 visitor centers at the two entrances on South and North Templ…
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…
Wildlife Reserve in Salt Lake City

Tracy Aviary

The Tracy Aviary, located in the southwest corner of Liberty Park, delights bird-lovers with winged creatures from all over the world. Kids can feed pelicans and mohawk-sportin' guira cuckoos.
Museum in Salt Lake City

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Soaring galleries showcase permanent collections of tribal, Western and modern art.