This Roman Catholic cathedral stands majestically near the avenues in Salt Lake City. The building was renovated in 1990. The Romanesque facade, with gargoyles and stained glass, invites visitors to enter its Gothic Revival chambers within. The Eccles organ welcomes all with its reeds and diapasons booming their robust tones. The clergy holds Mass regularly.
The Corinthian theme beautifully amalgamates with the Neoclassical style of architecture to reveal an imposing structure in the form of the Utah State Capitol Building. Completed in 1916, this ornate Seat of the Utah government is crowned with a 165 feet (50 meters) rotunda while its interior is brought to life with artist Lewis Schettle's painting. Massive ionic columns, each carved from a single piece of marble, are thought to be the largest solid marble columns in the United States. Epic paintings around the arches and the rotunda represent Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers.
An opulent granite monument, designed in a Gothic style, the Salt Lake Temple is commonly known as the Mormon Church. As testimony of the faith and devotion of the people, this structure took over 40 years to build from 1853. Like other Latter-day Saints temples, this one too is not open for public tours and only members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are permitted to enter. However, the temple grounds can be visited, making it a popular tourist attraction for those looking to experience the magnificence first-hand.
This small mountain peak trail offers spectacular views of the Great Salt Lake and the surrounding valley. It's rumored that Brigham Young hiked to the peak to survey the area and discussed the plans he had for constructing the city he intended to build. To commemorate this, a small monument can be seen from the summit. A well-marked path with remarkable views, this trail is well worth a hike.
This spacious recreation area in Salt Lake City is full of hiking and biking trails and beautiful scenery. Discover babbling brooks, various designated picnic areas, and rushing waterfalls. Hike along one of the many trails to find a meadow full of flowers or gorgeous vista point perfect for taking in the views. And with such a cheap entrance fee for vehicles, visiting the park with family and friends is a cost effective and fun outdoor activity.
This world-famous choir broadcast its first radio performance in 1929 and has been performing around the world ever since. With critically acclaimed performances in venues ranging from the White House to Red Square in Moscow, this group is not to be missed. Performances take place at Temple Square, inside the Tabernacle where a massive pipe organ and outstanding acoustics back up the choir. Guests may attend both rehearsals and network broadcasts and should be seated at least 15 minutes before any performance begins. No admission fees are charged.
With wide range of classic arcade, modern arcade, pinball and console games to choose from, you won't be short of options to keep you entertained during your visit at Quarters Arcade Bar. Not fond of arcade games? You can select one of the many board or card games to play on your tabletop while sipping a glass of chilled craft beer and having fun with your friends. This spacious venue featuring different type of games is always bustling with happy patrons reliving their childhood by playing their favorite games all night long without having to worry about spending too much. Classic cocktails, chilled craft beer, different kind of spirits and a whole lot of gaming options at Quarters Arcade Bar provide you with the perfect setting for having a fun-filled time.
This staple of downtown Salt Lake City has been a local favorite for well over a decade and continues to grow in popularity. More than just your average dive bar, the Cheers to You establishment features themed nights like karaoke on Fridays, the Mug Club for those who'd like to keep their steins in a safe place, pool tables, televisions to catch the latest game and big wide booths for you and your friends to cram into. The food is classic pub grub with offerings like meatball subs and local restaurants that will even deliver!
Built between the years of 1891 and 1894, the structure offers the state's most exquisite sample of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Observant visitors will note the detailed depictions of Utah history carved above doorways in bas-relief and the faces of pioneer women sculpted atop the building's columns. Today, the building remains home to a mix of city and county offices, and the surrounding grounds are a perfect place to picnic. Guided tours are available on a limited basis. Call ahead to check the schedule.
Enjoy hysterical parodies and improv acts at this popular theater. Quick Wits, a comedy act, involves two teams of comedians who compete to see which team is able to make the audience laugh louder and longer. Parking in nearby garages for hourly rates on the street is available. Call ahead to know ticket prices and get them early because they sell out fast.
Watch local and international films at the Broadway Center Cinemas. A part of the Salt Lake Film Society, this theater has six screens for your viewing pleasure. For an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.