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Mormon Temple. Kenny Tong/Shutterstock
Mormon Temple. Kenny Tong/Shutterstock
The Energy Solutions Arena. Photo.ua
The Energy Solutions Arena. Photo.ua
Contemporary Arts Centre. f11photo
Contemporary Arts Centre. f11photo
Green Line Trax, Gallivan Plaza. Garrett
Green Line Trax, Gallivan Plaza. Garrett
Mountain Backdrop, Salt Lake City. f11photo
Mountain Backdrop, Salt Lake City. f11photo
Capitol Building. Garry Whitton/Shutterstock
Capitol Building. Garry Whitton/Shutterstock
Salt Lake City. Andrew Zarivny/Shutterstock
Salt Lake City. Andrew Zarivny/Shutterstock
Union Pacific Railroad Station. Eric Pancer
Union Pacific Railroad Station. Eric Pancer

Salt Lake City Information

Salt Lake City or otherwise known by its shortened name Salt Lake, is the capital city of the US state of Utah founded in 1847 by the Mormon Brigham Young.

Salt lake is well known for being the home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints making the opulent 10-acre Salt Lake Temple one of its most popular tourist attractions.

In the early founding years, mining booms led to rapid growth with the First Transcontinental Railroad constructing the Union Pacific Railroad Station on the outskirts of Salt Lake City in 1908. Although the train station is no longer in use, it now serves as the entrance to the Gateway District, a large open-air retail and residential development with excellent malls, shops and restaurants. The Gateway shopping district was completed in 2001 just in time for the Winter Olympics, which Salt Lake hosted in 2002.

Three other notable buildings of interest in Salt Lake include the Country Building, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the Utah State Capitol building, which all feature amazing architecture dating back to the city’s founding years.

The best places to go for history include the Family History library, the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Church History Museum. The entertainment hotspots are the Utah Symphony, The Tabernacle Choir, Utah Opera and the Salt Lake Acting Company, a wonderful theatre group indeed.

The Denver & Rio Grande western Depot is also worth a visit for it houses the Rio Gallery; featuring the best artworks of Salt Lake City.

It is highly recommended when coming to Salt Lake to get out of the city and explore the wonderful nearby Wasatch Mountains. In winter tourism thrives many coming to enjoy the pastime of snow skiing, but if you are lucky enough to come during the summer months, you will appreciate the true beauty of wildlife and fauna especially while hiking. One of the best spots to hike is Big Cottonwood Canyon an awesome place and experience.

For more holiday information on Salt Lake City you may also want to see Visit Salt Lake information website run by the visitor centre.

Salt Lake City panoramic overview in the evening. Photo.ua
Salt Lake City panoramic overview in the evening. Photo.ua
Gateway to Salt Lake City, Utah USA. Photo Apollomelos
Gateway to Salt Lake City, Utah USA. Photo Apollomelos