Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown, Salt Lake City

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.
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Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown Map

Guide Name: Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown
Guide Location: USA » Salt Lake City (See other walking tours in Salt Lake City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: tamara
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Union Pacific Depot

1) Union Pacific Depot

The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot is a spacious building on the western edge of downtown Salt Lake City. Built from 1908 to 1909, it harkens back to a more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. The sandstone building was constructed in the French Second Empire style and includes a terazzo floor and stained glass windows. One ceiling mural by San Francisco artist Harry Hopp depicts the driving of the Golden Spike north of Salt Lake City at "Promontory Summit"...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Gateway District

2) Gateway District (must see)

The Gateway District is a large open-air retail, residential and office complex. The complex is centered around the historic Union Pacific Depot in downtown Salt Lake City. It currently contains more than 105 stores and restaurants. The Gateway began as part of Salt Lake City's urban redevelopment project, and the first phase was completed prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics that were held in Utah. The first phase included 2.1 million sq. ft. of mixed-use development including the Gateway...   view more
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Discovery Gateway

3) Discovery Gateway (must see)

Discovery Gateway, formerly The Children's Museum of Utah (TCMU), is an interactive, hands-on children's museum located in downtown Salt Lake City. The Children's Museum of Utah was founded in 1978 and opened its doors in 1983. The museum started with only eight exhibits. By 1998, TCMU had grown to 140 permanent exhibits and over 15,000 square feet (1,000 m2) of public space.

That year, it had become evident that TCMU had reached the physical limits imposed by its current...   view more
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Clark Planetarium

4) Clark Planetarium (must see)

The Clark Planetarium is situated within the Gateway District and was opened in April 2003, replacing the historic Hansen Planetarium. This theater is the first "pitless" digital dome planetarium in the USA.The theater seats 205 and features individual interactive seat button controls. Designed around Evans & Sutherland's Digistar 3 planetarium system, six high resolution projectors mounted behind the dome at the cove line work together, each "blending" its edges to...   view more
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Abravanel Hall

5) 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
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Salt Lake City Art Center

6) 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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Salt Palace

7) Salt Palace

The Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, more commonly known as the Salt Palace, is a convention center named after Utah's 11th Governor, Calvin L. Rampton. The historic Salt Palace was built in 1899 under the direction of architect Richard Kletting with funding from John Franklin Heath. The original Salt Palace contained a dance hall, theater, and racing track. It was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910, and was replaced by Majestic Hall. The new Salt Palace was an indoor...   view more
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Pioneer Memorial Museum

8) Pioneer Memorial Museum (must see)

The Pioneer Memorial Museum collects and displays artifacts from the period when settlers first arrived in Salt Lake Valley. Here you will find the belongings of people who migrated 2,000 miles west across the plains from Illinois to seek religious...   view more
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State Capitol

9) State Capitol (must see)

The Utah State Capitol is the house of government for the U.S. state of Utah. The Neoclassical revival, Corinthian style building was designed by architect Richard K. A. Kletting, and built between 1912 and 1916. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Beginning in 2004 the capitol experienced a major restoration and renovation project. The project added two new buildings to the capitol complex, while restoring many of the capitol's public spaces to their...   view more
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Council Hall

10) Council Hall (must see)

The Salt Lake City Council Hall is currently home to offices of the Utah Office of Tourism and The Utah Film Commission and is located on Capitol Hill. The building is historically important as the Old Salt Lake City Hall or just Old City Hall from 1866 to 1894. Council Hall was originally Salt Lake City Hall, built to replace an older, smaller city hall completed just six years earlier. This small city hall was almost immediately inadequate for the growing city, so planning work on a new City...   view more
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km