15 Best Things to Do in Salt Lake City (UT)

Salt Lake City is probably best known as the base of the religious community known as the Mormons or the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

The city is also the state capital of Utah and is known for its scenic location, being situated in a valley that sits high above the majestic Jordan River.

The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young who trekked here from Illinois and decided to set up a community.

As a result, the Mormon faith was established here, and many of the buildings and attractions in the city reflect this illustrious history.

There is even a replica of a Mormon village here that represents life much as it would have been when the city was established in the 1800s, if you really want to enjoy a slice of historical Salt Lake City.

If you want to learn more about Mormonism then you can certainly do so in the city, but there is more to Salt Lake City than just religious monuments, and you can enjoy other attractions like zoos, vibrant museums, and planetariums.

1. Temple Square

Temple Square

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Temple Square

Temple Square is considered a holy location for Mormons, and here you will find a scenic square that covers over 10 acres.

The square is lined with trees and pretty flowers, and several buildings of interest look out over it.

Just some of these include important Mormon sites such as the Mormon Temple, the Mormon Tabernacle, the Temple Annex, and the Assembly Hall.

There are also some monuments and memorials in the square, as well as an information center where you can learn more about Mormonism.

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