Family History Library
West Temple St.
This massive genealogical library provides free public access to the Mormons' huge collection of genealogical records, one of the largest in the world.
South Temple St.
Built in 1854, this house was the home of Brigham Young while he served as territorial governor.
15 S. State St.
The museum exhibits include a moon rock display among its many exhibits. A domed theater hosts laser shows set to music, as well as various live stage performances.
300 N. State St.
Completed in 1915, the State Capitol is a lovely Renaissance-style building featuring depression-era murals in the rotunda, which depict events from Utah's past.
Pioneer Memorial Museum
300 N. Main St.
This museum lies directly west of the state capitol grounds, and it holds thousands of artifacts including tools and carriages from the late 1800s and a doll and toy collection.
West of the Capitol Building
This neighborhood contains many pioneer houses that are beautiful both inside and out. It's a wonderful place to go for information on pioneer life.
Utah Museum of Natural History
University of Utah, 200 S. 1340 East
This large museum presents Native American artifacts, dinosaur skeletons and hands-on science adventures. This is a great place to take the kids.
Great Salt Lake
About 17 mi. west of downtown Salt Lake City via I-80
Water flows into the lake, but there is no outlet other than evaporation. This causes the lake to be the second saltiest body of water on Earth, surpassed only by the Dead Sea. There are two beaches here, each with showers.
Rising to more than 11,000 ft, the mountains provide an impressive backdrop and recreational escape for city dwellers. Resorts here offer hiking, biking, arts festivals and concerts in summer, and skiing in winter.
29 mi. east of Salt Lake City via I-80
Utah's premier ski destination, Park City's three ski areas will host much of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The historic Main Street has a museum, galleries, shops, and restaurants.
2600 Sunnyside Ave.
This wonderful zoo has more than 1,300 animals in exhibits spread out over a large, spacious area.