Salt Lake City Activities
Looking for Salt Lake City activities? Thanksgiving Point offers a calendar full of Utah events like the Tulip Festival, the Scottish Festival, and Halloween Central. It is brimming with opportunities to go, see and do all of the fun things and places to visit in Utah. Best of all? It's not just for tourists. Locals love it too.
One of the most surprising things about Thanksgiving Point is that it is not just a place for Utah County events, it is also the perfect destination for fun things in Utah for families. So, when you're planning a visit and want to attend events in Utah, don't miss Thanksgiving Point.
The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
This is the Place
The West... just as it was! Step back in time with a visit to This Is The Place Heritage Park. Utah's premier living history attraction, come and explore our rugged, fascinating past!
The Park is a favorite venue of tourists and families alike, and also hosts numerous events and activities sponsored by civic, business, community and private organizations. Explore the Park all year long during one of our four Seasons. With dozens of Special Event Days, you'll want to return to the Park again and again. Venture into another time and place!
The Leonardo is a contemporary museum that explores the unexpected ways that science, technology, art and creativity connect. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, The Leo is your place to see one-of-a-kind, interactive exhibits and participate in ever-changing programs, workshops,and classes.
Discovery Gateway children's museum is located in the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake City. Discovery Gateway offers 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. Come explore our engaging workshops, programs and exhibits that invite the whole family to create, learn and play together!
Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah contains the outlines of the once bustling early Utah mill industry and history. What remains today is a cluster of retail specialty shops located in restored cabins, houses and buildings nestled adjacent to the Gardner Mill. Now listed on the National Historic Register, the old flour mill is home to Archibald's Restaurant and Country Furniture & Gifts.
Vintage pioneer architecture, antique fixtures, red brick paths and bridges over a pond, create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for shopping, dining and discovering some of Utah's most colorful history.
In 2005, Tracy Aviary initiated a massive renovation effort that will completely transform its physical landscape and exhibits. This unprecedented transformation is guided by a master plan that directs future exhibits to represent different bird habitats found north and south along the (Western Hemispheric Flyway) – the migratory route used by bird species that frequent the Great Salt Lake and other Utah landscapes.
In recent years, a great deal of effort has gone toward improving every aspect of Tracy Aviary, including the collection, the staff and the grounds. In 2001 and 2002, Tracy Aviary’s staff and board developed a strategic plan that allows Tracy Aviary to renew its position as one of Salt Lake City’s most prized assets.
The Utah Athletic Foundation - operating under the trade name Utah Olympic Legacy - is a Utah non-profit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for managing and maintaining our world-class Olympic legacy facilities and providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate, educate and excel in winter sports.
The Park is open year-round with seasonal activities for visitors. Guided tours are available daily all year long. The Alf Engen Ski Museum and George Eccles 2002 Winter Olympic Games Museum are open year-round. Admission to the museums and venue is free.
In the summertime guests can take a ride on the Comet Bobsled with a bobsled pilot, ride the Xtreme Zipline (the steepest zipline in the world), take a ride on the Quicksilver Alpine Slide, watch athlete training of all levels and try freestyle jumping into the summer splash pool on skis!
In the winter guest can take the ride of their life down the Olympic track in a winter Comet Bobsled with a pilot. Riders reach speeds of 80 mph with 5 G's of force! Visitors can also try the sport of skeleton on the Rocket Skeleton ride. Participants are taught how to maneuver a skeleton sled on their own down the last 4 curves of the Olympic track. Guests can also try Nordic Ski Jumping, Moguls, or Terrain Park in our Sunday Ski Clinics.
Heritage Place Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization. With over 100 acres including display and natural gardens, walking paths and natural area with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical and ecological center in the Intermountain West that tests, displays and interprets regional horticulture. The Garden offers something for everyone. The whole family can enjoy year-round activities including concerts, gardening classes, festivals, events and exhibits
Utah’s Hogle Zoo dates from 1931 and is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. The Zoo is one of the most visited attractions in Utah and the top paid-for tourist attraction in Salt Lake City. Its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals
SLC Bees (Minor League Baseball)
Minor league baseball is inexpensive and fun. If you have never been to a professional baseball game before then this is a great introduction.
SLC Jazz (Professional Basketball)
If you love pro basketball then here it is. Perhaps your team is playing here during your stay. Bring all of the gear you like to wear. The people of Salt Lake are easy going and tolerant.