Cultural Tour of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has a rich and storied history, which is reflected in its cultural institutions and landmarks. The city attracts many tourists with its historic buildings, modern art and architecture. The following tour will guide you to the city's most popular cultural landmarks.
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Cultural Tour of Salt Lake City Map

Guide Name: Cultural Tour of Salt Lake City
Guide Location: USA » Salt Lake City (See other walking tours in Salt Lake City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: tamara
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Public Library

1) Public Library (must see)

The Salt Lake City Public Library system's main branch building is an architecturally unique structure. The main library is a 240,000 square foot, five-story tall, wedge-shaped building. The library has a collection of over 500,000 books, as well as subscriptions to over 60 newspapers and magazines and 163 internet-capable computers. One of its features is the five-story curved glass wall. The whole library depends on natural lighting and the five-story glass wall allows a great deal of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Southam Gallery

2) Southam Gallery

Linda S. Southam founded her self-named gallery in 1982, offering the public quality artwork and high quality service. The friendly staff at the gallery will gladly help answer any of your questions. The majority of the art on display was created by Utah...   view more
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Capitol Theatre

3) Capitol Theatre (must see)

Capitol Theatre hosts the Utah Opera Company, Ballet West, and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, as well as major touring companies on occasion. The theater building was constructed in 1913 and was originally designed to show silent movies and musical reviews. Today it features a variety of stage productions, remaining busy...   view more
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Utah Artist Hands

4) Utah Artist Hands

In 2002, Utah Artist Hands opened its door to all art lovers. This famous gallery in the heart of Salt Lake City sells oil paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, glass, fiber arts and jewelry. The founder and owner of the gallery is Pamela O'Mara, who set out to provide Utah artists a way to share their work and...   view more
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Salt Lake City Art Center

5) Salt Lake City Art Center

Salt Lake City Art Center was founded by activist and visionary Alta Rawlins Jensen in the early 1930s during the Great Depression. The center moved to its present location in 1979. Focusing on sculpture, architecture and Abstract Expressionism, the center offers contemporary exhibitions, educational programs and activities for people of all ages. The center also organizes ceramic and photography classes, giving students the opportunity to work with local...   view more
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Abravanel Hall

6) Abravanel Hall (must see)

Abravanel Hall is a concert hall that is home to the Utah Symphony and Opera and is part of the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts. The hall is an architectural landmark in the city and is adjacent to Temple Square and the Salt Palace on South Temple Street. Abravanel Hall first opened in September 1979 and was originally known as Symphony Hall. It was renamed in May 1993 for Maurice Abravanel, conductor of the Utah Symphony. The hall is actually a concrete building within a brick building and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Family History Library

7) Family History Library (must see)

The Family History Library is a genealogical research facility provided and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The origins of the Family History Library can be traced to the founding of the Genealogical Society of Utah in 1894. The first library was located in the office of the Church Historian at 58 East South Temple. The library was located in the Church Office Building when it opened in 1971 but moved to its current location at 35 North West Temple Street in 1985....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Williams Fine Art

8) Williams Fine Art

After a long period of working for his family's engineering business, Clayton R. Williams decided in 1986 to sell the business and to work full-time as a painter. He soon received many awards for his work at art shows and auctions. In 1988 he opened his own gallery, Williams Fine Art, where he sells the work of Utah's finest artists. The gallery also provides appraisal...   view more
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Phillips Gallery

9) Phillips Gallery

Phillips Gallery is the oldest commercial gallery on the west side of Salt Lake City. It presents pieces from well-known local and regional artists, including oil paintings, sculptures, photography and ceramics. The subject matter varies from traditional to contemporary. The gallery also offers a variety of services such as framing, restoration, installation, crating and space planning. The gallery's primary goal is to make the local community more aware of the visual...   view more

Walking Tours in Salt Lake City, Utah

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Salt Lake City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nightlife Tour of Salt Lake City

Nightlife Tour of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has a fun, vibrant nightlife. Visit one of the many popular clubs or bars in Salt Lake City famous for quality music, cold beer and a friendly atmosphere. Take this tour to enjoy a memorable night on the town!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown

Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown

Salt Lake City has a rich religious and cultural heritage. Most of the city's top attractions are centrally located downtown. Take this tour to enjoy the most interesting landmarks found in Salt Lake City's North Downtown area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Places of Worship Tour of Salt Lake City

Places of Worship Tour of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is home to the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and so has many Mormon religious buildings. However, many other religious denominations are represented in Salt Lake City. Take this tour to visit Salt Lake City's beautiful and varied places of worship.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has played a strong role in the history of Salt Lake City. The city is the headquarters of the church, and many prominent buildings and landmarks relate directly to the church. Take this tour to visit some of Salt Lake City's interesting historic sites.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Tour of Salt Lake City's Downtown

Tour of Salt Lake City's Downtown

Salt Lake City has a bounty of artistic and cultural landmarks and the city continues to add more every year. This tour will help you enjoy the modern architectural sights in downtown Salt Lake City, including some of the city's first skyscrapers.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Children's Entertainment Tour of Salt Lake City

Children's Entertainment Tour of Salt Lake City

In addition to Salt Lake City's historic and cultural landmarks, there are many attractions that will entertain and delight your children. Visit the city's museums, theaters and parks, and enjoy some family fun time. Take this tour to visit the best kid-friendly attractions in Salt Lake City!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km