Top Things to Do in Salt Lake City

Top Things to Do in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Utah (B)

Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah and its most populated city. It was founded in 1847 by the church followers led by Brigham Young who fled the east to escape persecution. It is now home to the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. 

The immigration of church members, mining booms, and construction of the first transcontinental railroad spurred Salt Lake City’s growth. Now Salt Lake City has developed a strong outdoor recreation industry based around skiing, and it is known for hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics.

The Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Event Center, located south of Salt Lake City, always has something happening. There are hunter/jumper shows, cart races, and Arabian horse shows. The equestrian park is not limited to horse events either. It features seasonal festivals, BMX races, and dog trials too. Check its calendar for options.

There are several farmers markets around Salt Lake City. I swung by one in the South Jordan Towne Center where vendors sell melons, salsa, chips, honey, vegetables, bread and the like. Though quiet, locals line up to support their community. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Things to Do in Salt Lake City
Guide Location: USA » Salt Lake City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Event Center
  • South Jordan Towne Center
  • Mill Creek
  • Little Cottonwood
  • Temple Square
  • Joseph Smith building
  • Tabernacle
  • Convention Center
  • Church History Library
  • Church History Museum
  • Family History Library
  • Beehive House
  • Lion House
  • Salt Lake Temple
  • Olympic Park
  • Ruth’s Diner
  • Emigration Brewing Company
  • Natural History Museum of Utah