The Natural History Museum of Utah lets you embark on a journey into the natural world offering extensive collections of biological, archaeological and anthropological documentations, archives and articles. It also offers exhibits specific to the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau, and is a center for information on a variety of subjects. Located at the University of Utah, the Museum is educational as well as entertaining for adults and children alike with impressive, interactive displays. Their biology collection includes more than 300,000 species of mammals, vertebrates, birds, insects as well as seeds while the geological collection boasts of more than 50,000 minerals, rocks and fossils. These collections are carefully exhibited in the the Cooper Hall of Anthropology, Earth science galleries, Norton Hall of Minerals, Life science halls and the Dumke Gallery. In addition, the museum is an address to the fascinating Quinney Dinosaur Discovery Hall. Special statewide outreach programs include curriculum kits for teachers, field trips, guided tours and natural history classes.
Rice-Eccles Stadium is one of the few stadiums in the country that employs state-of-the-art technology in its operations. A gamut of events has been held in this high-tech complex, which is tucked away in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Concerts by bands, such as U2, Chicago, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, ‘N Sync organized at this stadium over the years have entertained music fans in the city. Rice-Eccles Stadium has a capacity to hold 45,807 spectators. Rice-Eccles Stadium was chosen as the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Apart from being home to the Utah Utes playing in the NCAA since 1998, this state-of-the-art stadium has also served as the home stadium for Real Salt Lake Soccer Team playing in the Major League Soccer between 2005-2008. This outdoor football stadium of the University of Utah was named after Robert. L Rice and Spencer Eccles who played pivotal roles in granting fund for the renovation of the stadium in 1972 and 1997 respectively.
This unique place has blended the comfort of watching a movie at home, the social aspects of a favorite restaurant or bar, and big-screen movie enjoyment. Each of the two state-of-the-art theaters have a counter and footrest in front of each row of comfortable seats, making plenty of room for salads, burgers or pizza. The theaters each seat 150. With great food and 18 beers on tap, this place combines the best of going out for dinner and a movie! Wednesday nights the movie will only cost you two dollars.
The Westerner Club has been Salt Lake City's favorite party destination ever since it was established in 1962. With a running western/cowboy theme, this club offers wild mechanical bull rides for free, stetson-wearing waitstaff, a room dedicated entirely to karaoke, free pool tables and complimentary dance lessons to whoever wants to learn. If you're still not convinced about how cool the club really is, you should know that the patio has fire pits and club has the largest dance floor in all of Utah, so everybody can groove. To fuel all the fun, there is an American bar menu replete with wings, burgers, sammies and chips.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages its patrons to trace genealogies for important religious rituals. For this reason, Salt Lake City, headquarters of the LDS Church, is home to some of the most extensive genealogical research facilities in the world. More serious than its friendly FamilySearch Center sibling, the Family History Library offers comprehensive records in catalog, computer, print, microfilm and microfiche formats. Visitors should begin their search at the user-friendly computers here or at the FamilySearch Center. Admission and use of the research records are free.
The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers strive to preserve the history of their pioneer ancestors. This group has one of the country's most notable collections of pioneer artifacts including excellent displays about the lives of Brigham Young and Heber Kimball. Upper floors feature exhibits of dolls, handwork, clocks, weaponry and art. The Carriage House, a separate structure reached by underground walkway, is home to a variety of transportation devices ranging from an original pioneer wagon to a mule-powered streetcar. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
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.
Set in the heart of the city, Infinity Event Center has a minimalist, sleek industrial decor. All of their three spaces are kept bare to suit any function or event. The high ceilings and hardwood floors lend an atmospheric feel to the place that turns even more magical after its decorated for a particular occasion. Used for concerts, parties, weddings, meetings and celebrations, it is a popular choice in town.
Diabolical Records is the dream of husband and wife duo, Adam Tye and Alana Boscan. Such was their love for their pet project that they set up shop in a shipping container and later moved to a modest space in the Granary District. This is among the best place to find vinyls that are rare and limited. They also have record and cassette players in their inventory. They have an impressive collection from labels like slr, Burger Records,Siltbreeze, Woodsist, Goner, Slumberland and Hozac. They host free concerts on Fridays featuring local musicians.
This venerable theater was built in 1913 to accommodate the steady stream of vaudevillians that poured into the city off the growing rail lines. Since that time, the theater has been host to silent movies, talking pictures, musical reviews and now serves as the city's favorite venue for stage productions. It hosts a variety of shows, including nationally touring musical and stage productions.
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater is nothing, if not grand. This theater has a diverse program featuring Broadway shows, concerts of a versatile nature, experimental drama, comedies, tragedies, and classics. Its principal hall, the Delta Performance Hall, can accommodate up to 2500 people at once. The Regent Street Black Box, a smaller theater, is an ideal choice as a lecture hall or for hosting a small reception. It harbors communal spirit among the residents and is also known to host some big names in the performing arts industry.