1. Watch an imax movie at Clark Planetarium or check out over 10,000 square feet of exhibits on telescopes, Marscape, meterorites and more.
2. Lagoon - features 50 amusement rides, or explore Pioneer Village with over 42 authentic 19th century buildings, or check out the waterpark Lagoon-a-Beach
3. get scared at Nightmare on 13th - a terrifying haunted house
4. Seven Peaks WaterPark - with 16 waterslides, wave pools and more
5. Utah's Hogle Zoo - has over 800 animals from hundreds of different species
7. race high speed go karts at FastKart Indoor Speedway
8. check out the beautiful scenery of Great Salt Lake, swimming is popular at sandy beaches of Antelope Island State Park where the water is so salty you float.
9. there are four world class ski resorts surrounding Salt Lake City including Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude Mountain Resort.
10. Grimm Ghost Tours - visit known haunted sites on this award winning riding and walking tour
11. play laser tag at Laser Quest Salt Lake City
12. go bowling: at Valley Bowling Lanes, AMF Rit Classic Lanes, Delton Bowling Lanes, Bowl Games of America or Bonwood Bowl.
13. Utah Olympic Oval - a speed skating oval built for the 2002 Winter Olympics now home to the U.S. Olympic Speed Skatin team, also offers skating lessons.
14. The Tracy Aviary - check out the different bird habitats or the historic Chase Mill, or the Amazon Adventure where you can get up close and feed the birds
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15. Natural History Museum of Utah - explore nature and science in ten themed galleries
16. Family History Library - research their extensive records and build your family tree with help from the researchers and geneologists
17. Big Cottonwood Canyon - lots of hiking and snowshoeing and skiing in the winter months.
18. go biking, you can get maps of area bike trails at bikemap.net
19. Bald Mountain go for a scenic hike, or bikers can ride up the 9,400 ft ascent on the Sterling lift before making their way down the mountain.
20. go take a look at the Eagle Gate Monument which was the entrance to Bringham Young`s Farm
21. watch comedy plays and improv comedy at the historic Cliff Building
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22. Red Butte Garden - wander through the themed gardens, take a hike or pack a picnic.
23. This is the Place Heritage Park - check out the different seasons including: beehive season, baby animal seasoning, heritage season, harvest season and holiday season.
24. Visit Liberty Park Utah`s oldest park which features a merry go round, large playground, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, swimming, horseshoes, volleyball, paddle boat rentals and more.
25. Church History Museum - this museum details the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints
26. You can never beat the fresh produce and local offerings from a farmers market. There are several in the Salt Lake City Area including: Downtown Farmers Market, Millcreek Community Market, Park City Farmers Market, Murray Farmers Market, Park Silly Sunday Market, The People's Market, Thanksgiving Point Farmers Market, South Jordan Farmers Market and Wasatch Front Farmer's Market
27. The Leonardo Museum - a contemporary art, science and technology museum with interactive exhibits
28. Daughters of Utah Pioneers - discover the artificacts of the Pioneers as you walk back in history at this Pioneer Memorial Museum
29. Fort Douglas Military Museum this national historic landmark is a center for military history
30. Temple Square - experience Moromon culture in the 35 acres of Temple Square located in downtown Salt Lake City.
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31. Go shopping at the Gateway mall - an outdoor mall located downtown with over 130 shops and restaurants
32. Thanksgiving Point - hosts the world's largest dinosaur exhibit with over 60 complete dinosaur skeletons
33. take a horse drawn carriage ride from Temple Square by Carriage for Hire
34. The Living Planet Aquarium you can see 1250 animals from 267 species as you make your way through the museum.
35. Bonneville Shorline Trail - a popular 90 mile hiking and cycling trail
36. Classical Cars International - an antique auto museum
37. Deuel Pioneer Log Home is one of the only two dwellings left that the pioneers built when they arrived to Salt Lake City in July 1847. It is fully restored and furnished to give you an accurate sense of Pioneer lifestyles.
38. Double Key Treasure Hunts - experience a real life treasure hunt while you take a self guided tour of the citys historic sites
39. Gilgal Sculpture Garden - check out the original sculptures and engraved stones in this beautiful city park.
40. Governor's Mansion (Kearn's Mansion) - visit the historic Governor's Mansion, open Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 pm in June, July, August and December
41. visit a classic movie theatre like the Tower Theatre or the Villa Theatre
42. go shopping at City Creek Center named for the creek which runs through it, where there are over 100 stores and restaurants
43. check out some noteworthy festivals through out the year: The Shakespearean Festival, The Greek Festival, Utah Country Fair, Octoberfest, Japanese Festival, Cinco de Mayo celebrations and Great Salt Lake Chili Affair (just to name a few)
44. Halloween events: check out Frightmares - various events held at Lagoon or Witch Fest at Gardener Village, the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus or the Crazy Corn Maze
45. Christmas events: holiday market at Gallivan, Holiday Central at Thanksgiving Point, holiday lights display, Herber Valley Railroad North Pole Express, Festival of Trees, Dickens Christmas Festival and numerous Christmas concerts and productions
46. Utah Museum of Fine Arts features over 5000 years of art from around the world.
47. go to Global Indoor Golf to play simulation golf at over 66 renowned golf courses (no matter the weather)
48. visit Wheeler Historic Farm where you can see a working farm, pet the animals, milk a cow or tour the historic house
49. Fear Factory - get terrified at this haunted attraction that is located in an abandoned cement factory.
50. Pioneer Day (July 24th) is celebrated with a weeks worth of activities including Days of '47 Parade, fireworks, and a rodeo.
51. visit Library Square - Salt Lake`s public library has amazing architecture with a beautiful outdoor space
52. Desert Star theatre - a dinner theatre that does comedy plays
53. visit the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum located in the Gateway Mall which has over 60,000 feet of fun and interactive exhibits for the whole family.
54. Trolley Square - check out the shops and eateries at this converted trolley
55. get a free guided tour of the recently remodeled capitol building
56. visit the Boondocks Fun Center in Draper or Kaysville where you can play a round of minature golf, ride the bumper boats, play laser tag, ride the go karts and more...
57. go shopping at Gardner Village - a once early mill industry has now been converted to charming shops and restaurants located in restored houses and buildings.
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58. you cannot miss the Mormon Tabernacle Choir a Grammy and Emmy Award winning 360 volunteer choir of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
59. take a guided tour or check out the events and concerts held at the LDS Conference Center
60. Joseph Smith Memorial Building
61. Utah Arts Festival held annually in June at the Library Square
62. for a look at which films will be screening at the Sundance Film Festival check here
63. watch Friday Night Flicks - free movies held in the City's Park
64. go kayaking on the Great Salt Lake - you can take a tour or rent a kayak from Great Salt Lake Adventures, or you can take a mild white water adventure or try stand up paddleboating with High Country Adventure.
65. Schedule a tour of the Mrs. Field`s factory and see how their world famous cookies are made.
66. watch broadway and off broadway performances at the historic Capitol Theatre
67. visit FatCats Fun Center to go bowling, play indoor glow in the dark mini golf or play aracade games
68. City Creek Canyon - get a great scenic view in all directions, cars only on even numbered days and cyclist and pedestrians only on odd numbered days.
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69. Utah State Historical Society where you can learn about the history of Salt Lake City through photographs and artifacts.
70. take a tour of the historic Beehive House, the home of Bringham Young which was built between 1853 and 1855
71. Participate in or cheer on those in the Salt Lake City Marathon
72. Memory Grove Park is a beautiful park with great scenic back drops for photographs and is a great place for a run.
73. watch a Utah Jazz game
74. check out music festivals such as Folk and Bluegrass Festival, the Labour Day Music Festival held at the Gallivan Center, there are also free performances held weekly at the Gallivan throughout the summer
75. Wasatch- Cache National Forest is a popular destination with a desert leading to a mountain peak and lots of trails to discover the scenery.
76. explore the underground caves at Timpanogos Cave National Monument
77. Golden Spike National Historic Site - discover the history of how the first Transcontinental railroad was completed and check out the replica locomotives, Winter Steam Festival or May 10th Celebrations
78. Centennial Park is a great park with large open fields great for soccer, frisbee or flying a kite and lots of recreational activities including; tennis courts and inddor swimming pool and ice skating rink and an outdorr pool in the summer.
79.visit Ensign Peak named by Bringham Young and other LDS church member, is just a short climb for a great view
80. visit the City and County Building built between 1891 and 1894 has gorgeous architecture and has been fully renovated with historical accuracy.
81. Don't miss the Twilight Concert Series held on Thursdays evenings in July and August, you can check out the musical lineup
82. check out the many events held at Salt Lake County Equestrian Center
83. go shopping at Foothill Village
84. Visit Olympic Park built for the 2002 Winter games, has a museum with the history of the Olympics and you can pay to experience some of the activities like bobsledding.
85. you can listen to a half an hour Tabernacle Organ Recitals from 12:00 - 12:30 Mon - Sat and at 2:00 on Sundays.
86. Abravenal Hall houses the Utah Symphony and also hosts a lot of other perfomances as well.
87. Check out the architecture of The Salt Lake Tabernacle located on Temple Square
88. watch an amazing performance by Ballet West
89. Sugarhouse Park - over 100 acres of lush grounds and is also the location of several events including the Sugarhouse Farmers Market
90. Don't miss the Salt Lake Home Show held annually in early January, with celebrity guests including Ty Pennington. There's also the Salt Lake Tribune Home & Garden Festival held in March.
91. Millcreek Canyon is a great place for a hike or picnic and dogs are allowed off leash on odd numbered days.
92. visit one of the many trade shows for a complete listing of shows in Salt Lake City visit BizTradeShows
93. get a complete listing of upcoming concerts in Salt Lake City and area from SongKick
94. Memory Grove Park is a great urban park and a popular spot for photographs
95. Salt Lake County Equestrian Center and County Fairgrounds
96. visit movie filming locations, lots of popular movies were set or filmed in Salt Lake City
97. Pony Express National Historic Trail
98. International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park
99. cool off in a splash pad
100. Benson Grist Mill
101. The Wairhouse Trampoline Park
102. Bingham Canyon Copper Mine also known as Kennecott Utah Copper - you can explore the hands on exhibits and watch the in pit crusher crush ore. For more information: Visitors Center update: is currently closed due to landslides