Salt Lake City Fun, Family Attractions
Utah's Hogle Zoo nurtures respect and appreciation for the natural world by providing diverse educational, recreational, and conservation opportunities.This is accomplished through imaginative exhibits and programs, professional animal care, and a commitment to excellence.
Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 150 acres of gardens with walking paths and natural area with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical and ecological center in the Intermountain West that tests, displays and interprets regional horticulture.
Red Butte Garden offers four seasons of educational and recreational programs including concerts, festivals, children's programs, nature outings and educational opportunities.
The Tracy Aviary is located on 7.5 acres of land in the heart of Salt Lake City. A charitable act by Salt Lake City banker Russell Lord Tracy founded the Tracy Aviary when he donated his private bird collection to Salt Lake City and its children. Open to the public since 1938, the Tracy Aviary maintains a collection of approximately 400 birds representing about 135 species. Many of these birds are considered rare or endangered.
The Utah Olympic Oval was built with the purpose of hosting speed skating competitions during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games, but serves as a legacy to the State of Utah for all members of the community to enjoy. The Oval, as well as the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, is operated by the Utah Athletic Foundation. The Oval is part of a multi-purpose recreation complex that includes recreational gyms, weight facilities and swimming pools.
You are invited to enjoy the beauty and serenity of historic Temple Square. Take a complimentary Garden Tour of the grounds and buildings, available daily in 40 languages.
This beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is one of Utah's most visited attractions. Centerpiece of the Square is the 6-spired granite Salt Lake Temple, and adjacent to this imposing edifice is the domed Tabernacle, home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the great Tabernacle organ.
Christmas on Temple Square is a special delight to enjoy, with hundreds of thousands of lights sparkling on trees and shrubs around the Square, a life-size Nativity scene, and musical groups performing nightly throughout December.
Temple Square is within walking distance of two malls, the Salt Lake downtown business district, the Museum of Church History and Art, the Family History Library, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, the Church Office Building, the Beehive House, and the Lion House.
The unique origin of Salt Lake City and its singular character have provided the creative impulse that has made the city what it is today. We are justifiably proud to be a part of that tradition; The Lion House, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the Inn at Temple Square - each welcomes you into our very special world of warmth and friendliness. Our sole aim is to achieve that unique moment of perfection - your total satisfaction.