Tour of Salt Lake City's University Area, Salt Lake City

The neighborhood home to the University of Utah, located just east of downtown, has a mixture of old and new homes and apartments. Many cultural institutions offer activities for people all ages. The area is fun to visit for its diverse architecture, historic buildings and natural beauty. Take this tour to see the best of Salt Lake's University Area.
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Tour of Salt Lake City's University Area Map

Guide Name: Tour of Salt Lake City's University Area
Guide Location: USA » Salt Lake City (See other walking tours in Salt Lake City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.2 km
Author: tamara
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Kingsbury Hall

1) Kingsbury Hall (must see)

Kingsbury Hall is a center for the performing arts located on the University of Utah campus. It was built in 1930 and named after Joseph T. Kingsbury, former president of the University. Many of Utah's performing arts organizations started in Kingsbury Hall, including Ballet West and the Utah Opera. Along with eight other buildings on University Circle, Kingsbury Hall is part of the University of Utah Circle historic district, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in...   view more
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Utah Museum of Natural History

2) Utah Museum of Natural History (must see)

The Utah Museum of Natural History is located on the campus of the University of Utah. The museum features exhibits of natural history subjects, particularly as they relate to Utah. The mission of the museum is to illuminate the natural world and human's place within it. The museum was established on the University of Utah campus in 1963 by the Utah State Legislature. It opened in 1969 in the former George Thomas Library and has specimens from the Deseret Museum, as well as from the Charles...   view more
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Pioneer Memorial Theatre

3) Pioneer Memorial Theatre

The Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) is one of four fully professional theater companies in Utah. The company was formed in 1962 and performances are held at the Pioneer Memorial Theatre on the University of Utah campus. The company creates its own productions on site, including costumes and scenery, while sometimes using actors and directors from out-of-state. Lees Main Stage is a 932-seat proscenium theater. Loge Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the building, is open to the public. Art...   view more
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Rice–Eccles Stadium

4) Rice–Eccles Stadium

Rice–Eccles Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of Utah. It served as the main stadium for the 2002 Winter Olympics; the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were held at the stadium, which was temporarily renamed "Rice–Eccles Olympic Stadium." When Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympics in 1995, it was obvious that Rice Stadium was not suitable to serve as the main stadium for the games. The concrete, timber and earth-fill facility had...   view more
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Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park

5) Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park (must see)

Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park is a plaza located at the south end of Rice-Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah. Rice-Eccles Stadium was the site of the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The park contains the cauldron that was lit for the duration of the games. Its interior contains a cascading waterfall. The cauldron was moved from the top of the south edge of the stadium to the plaza just south of the stadium. It is still operational and...   view more
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Utah Museum of Fine Arts

6) Utah Museum of Fine Arts (must see)

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is Utah's primary resource for culture and visual arts. It is located on the University of Utah campus near Rice–Eccles Stadium. Works of art are displayed here on a rotating basis. It is a university and state art museum. Today the Utah Museum of Fine Arts provides the public with opportunities to enjoy art collections from a variety of international artists. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is accredited by The American Association of Museums. It has a cafe and...   view more
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Jon M. Huntsman Center

7) Jon M. Huntsman Center

Jon M. Huntsman Center is a 15,000-seat, multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Utah. The arena opened in 1969 and is named after chemicals entrepreneur and philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman, father of Utah's former governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. From its opening until the completion of the Delta Center (now known as the Energy Solutions Arena) in 1991, it was Salt Lake City's premier sports and entertainment venue. Architecturally, it is known for its steel cloud, which hangs...   view more
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Fort Douglas

8) Fort Douglas (must see)

Camp Douglas was established in October 1862 as a small military garrison about three miles east of Salt Lake City for the purpose of protecting the overland mail route and telegraph lines along the Central Overland Route. In 1878, the post was renamed Fort Douglas. The fort was officially closed in 1991 and most of the buildings turned over to the University of Utah. A small section of the original fort is used by the Army Reserve and includes the Fort Douglas Military Museum. The Military...   view more
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Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

9) Red Butte Garden and Arboretum (must see)

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum is a botanical garden and arboretum operated by the University of Utah, located in the foothills of the Wasatch Range in Salt Lake City. It is open year-round to the public. Red Butte Garden contains 18 acres of botanical gardens and several miles of hiking trails through native vegetation. The garden began in 1930, when Dr. Walter P. Cottam, co-founder of The Nature Conservancy and chairman of the Botany Department at the University of Utah, began using campus...   view more
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This Is the Place Heritage Park

10) This Is the Place Heritage Park (must see)

This Is the Place Heritage Park is located on the east side of Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Range and near the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Here on July 24, 1847, Brigham Young first saw the Salt Lake Valley that would soon become the Mormon pioneers' new home. In 1917 B. H. Roberts and a Boy Scout troop built a wooden marker identifying the spot where Brigham Young's party first entered the valley. In 1921 this was replaced by a white stone obelisk that still stands east...   view more
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Hogle Zoo

11) Hogle Zoo (must see)

Utah's Hogle Zoo is the state's largest zoo, housing animals from diverse ecosystems. It is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. The zoo was founded by the Hogle family. Its original location was in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park. Before moving, the zoo had the first and only Asian elephant born in Utah. Sadly, he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include deer, monkeys, three elephants and a variety of North American birds and mammals. It officially became Hogle Zoo...   view more
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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.
Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City

Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has something to please every shopper. Here you can purchase antiques, wine, jewelry, art and much more! Take this tour to visit the best shops in Salt Lake City, and find yourself a fabulous souvenir.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 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
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
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
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 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