Salt Lake City attractions truly offer something for everyone, as they come in both manmade and natural forms. The city carries a sacred tag for members of the Mormon Church, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as it is also known, and the manmade attractions that can be found at the ten-acre Temple Square inspire many a Mormon pilgrimage as well as non-Mormon visitor. You don't have to be a Mormon to enjoy the Temple Square attractions and the other Mormon-based Salt Lake City attractions, however, and should time allow, seeing the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform on Sunday morning is worth adding to the agenda.
When you're not enjoying time at Temple Square, there are many other great Salt Lake City tourist attractions to enjoy, with the nearby mountains and canyons offering scores of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. If nothing else, taking a scenic drive through the mountains can be a blast, with the fall being one of the best times to take in the scenery, thanks to the colorful foliage.
Many of the best attractions in Salt Lake City are those that relate to the city's Mormon history and culture. While spending time at Temple Square, you might take a tour of the Mormon Tabernacle and listen to the famous organ being played or learn about the former home of Brigham Young on a Beehive House tour. Tours of Temple Square are free from missionary guides often located near the entrance to the Square and this is a great way to learn the history of this part of town. These are just some of the options for things to do at Temple Square, and when you're spending time downtown, you might venture over to Heritage Park to check out the This is the Place Monument. This monument features statues of renowned Mormon leaders and members, as well as a mural of sorts that depicts Mormon pioneers making their way to Utah.
For those who are interested in history and culture, the Salt Lake City tourist attractions include some good museums that can be wonderful places to explore. Art enthusiasts won't want to miss the Museum of Fine Arts, as it boasts an impressive collection of pieces from around the world, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the Mormon Church should find the Museum of Church History and Art to be interesting. The Utah Museum of Natural History is just one of the other museums that you might add to your list when it comes to Salt Lake City attractions of the cultural variety.
Some of the best attractions in Salt Lake City cater primarily to families, making this a great city for family vacations. Both Hogle Zoo and Clark Planetarium can be an awesome places to spend the better part of a day whether you have kids or not. The zoo hosts various family-friendly events throughout the year, and you might see what's playing at the IMAX Theater when planning a visit to the Planetarium.
When you're not enjoying these Salt Lake City tourist attractions, you might see what the unique Gilgal Sculpture Garden has to offer or spend some time at the delightful Salt Lake City Library. With its impressive architecture and variety of things to do, the library can be an easy place to linger.