Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, is a vibrant and diverse city nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. From its rich history as the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to its bustling downtown and thriving arts scene, Salt Lake City has something to offer for everyone. Whether you’re a lover of the outdoors, a foodie, or a history buff, this city is sure to captivate you with its unique charm and character.
As our campers travel south down the I-15 from Helena, the first major roadside attraction is Our Lady of the Rockies, 4 miles from Butte, Montana. The third largest statue in the United States is 90 feet tall, but bring binoculars so you can get a good look from the side of the road.
Temple Square is one of Salt Lake City’s most popular attractions, with more than 5 million visitors each year! Anchored by the Salt Lake City Temple it spreads across ten acres, originally built by mormon pioneers and today it serves as the heart of the LDS Church. Visitors can enjoy many sights and activities within the square, including the Tabernacle Choir, the Beehive House
Great Salt Lake
The Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, and the eighth largest in the world. It’s a remnant of the ancient Lake Bonneville, which once covered much of western Utah. The Great Salt Lake is known for its high salinity levels, which make it a popular destination for tourists looking to float effortlessly on the water. The lake is home to a variety of unique species, and provides stunning sunsets across the water.
In the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Eccles Theatre is the place to visit for theatre, plays, musicals, comedy shows, lectures, concerts, orchestras, dance performances and much more! The 2,500 seat theatre hosts national Broadway shows, and features a grand 5 story lobby.
If you love Dinosaurs, you won’t want to miss George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park! The 8.5 acre park features over 100 exhibits including sized to scale dino replicas brought to life with robotics and a state of the art sound system. Besides the realistic robotic dinosaurs, the museum also includes real dinosaur fossils, skeletons, gems, and various historical artifacts.
One of the largest botanical gardens in the Intermountain West, with over 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles of hiking trails winding through an extensive natural area
Utah Olympic Park was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics and has since become a training center for Olympic athletes. In addition to watching Olympic athletes train, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as zip lining, bobsledding, and skiing. The park also has a museum where visitors can learn about the history of the Olympics and see Olympic memorabilia.
From the iconic Horseshoe Bend to the majestic Lake Powell, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring sights to see in this desert paradise. Page is a small city with a big personality, well known for its stunning natural beauty.