This square is located in downtown Salt Lake City, and is the center of the Church of Latter-day Saints. The place is beautiful and consists of the main temple, a big museum and several statues and monuments. Just across the street you'll also find the Family History Library. Non-mormons aren't allowed in the temple, so you can only see the outside.
Antelope Island is a beautiful island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It´s a natural park where you can find antelopes, sheep and bison. The community of bison was introduced in the 1980s to increase their numbers as they were an endangered species. The island has many hikes, some of which are a bit challenging since the island´s maximum height is nearly two kilometers.
Salt Lake Temple is the heart of the Mormon religion, an imposing 63 m high granite church that stands out in the center of Temple Square, surrounded by manicured gardens and fountains, as well as administrative and religious buildings. Non-believers may not enter, and even Mormons themselves must have a special permit to access the building. Its construction took 40 years, and it stands adjacent to the dome-topped Temple of the Tabernacle, where you can admire a wooden organ with 11,600 pipes.
The Gateway Mall is a shopping center located in Salt Lake City. With more than 100 stores (including brands like Abercrombie, Victoria's Secret, American Eagle, Old Navy, Timberland, Foot Locker and many others), 20 restaurants, and a food court with a variety of fast food and cafe options, this is undoubtedly a good place to visit if you're in the area. Open from 9 am to 21:30 seven days a week.
Build a Bear Workshop is a shop located inside The Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City. In this shop you can build your own plush toy: you choose the animal, the name (complete with birth certificate), and fill it with stuffing before choosing its clothes. Without a doubt, an original gift that you must try!!
This imposing granite building, dating back to 1915, dominates Salt Lake City, perched on the top of Capitol Hill. This is where the state government of Utah meets. It's free to enter, and you can take a look at the chambers and climb the elegant staircases under the majestic dome, with the impressive murals of pioneers and hunters. From the gardens outside the view of the city and the surrounding mountains is exceptional.
The Utah Jazz Shop is located inside the Palace of Sports in Salt Lake City (Energy Solutions Arena). This is the official store of the city's Utah Jazz basketball team. You can find t-shirts, gadgets, mugs and pretty much anything you can imagine with the Utah Jazz logo printed on it.
To relive the history of the pioneers and picture the long caravans traveling across the infinite space of the United States, you can visit this curious museum. Everything here belonged to generations of pioneer families, with guns, tools and objects for daily use. The most interesting section has to be the basement, where you can see original means of transport like sledges, carts and a street car. Admission is free.
This beautiful and modern pedestrian street offers a pleasant walk with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. If you want to pick up some clothes or sporting goods, this is the place to go! The shops are on two floors, connected by lifts, and the ground floor rooms have outdoor seating, kept cool during the summer. Upstairs you will find, among other things, the excellent Tucanos Brazilian restaurant, which serves an appetizing all-you-can-eat buffet for around $ 20. The area is connected to the city center by the free-to-use trams.
South of Salt Lake City is the largest open copper mine in the world open. It's run by the Rio Tinto mining conglomerate and a visitor's center is open from April to October. This provides a lot of technical and industrial explanations in English, and gives you the chance to have a look at the vast crater of the mine. The huge construction trucks on monstrous wheels look like ants far below.
This imposing skyscraper, a short walk from Temple Square, is home to some offices of the Mormon Church and a restaurant. It has a luxurious interior with faux marble columns. You can enter for free and take the elevator to the tenth floor to enjoy exceptional views over the Salt Lake Temple, with the mountains as a backdrop.