Salt Lake City Journals

Sanctimonious Salt Lake City

A July 2000 trip to Salt Lake City by camera-gal

Quote: Temple Square is the biggest attraction in this holy town. We had quite a time navigating when we visited because of all the road construction. This was before the Olympics.

Sanctimonious Salt Lake City


Seeing a double rainbow in the Salt Lake City valley was awesome. It had just finished raining when we headed into the city and the rainbow seemed to land right into the valley. Temple Square is a must-see. The Morman Temple has the best god-fearing, awe-inspiring architechture where you will learn about their history and culture. The Great Salt Lake is big. I wish we'd had more time to stop and swim. I wanted to see if the legend was true--There is so much salt in the Great Salt Lake that it is impossible to drown.Quick Tips: Watch out for traffic as well as road construction which will be happening until the start of the Olympics.Best Way To Get Around: We took ...Read More
If you are in the military, a dependent or know someone who is. Try to stay here. We got an excellent 3 room suite for about $30.00. This was the best of the military lodging we stayed in our 3 week trip.

Two TVs in the suite, a large bathroom, two queen size beds, a snack and beverage bar...what else could you ask for.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2001

Hill Airforce Base
Outside Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 777-1110

Temple Square

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Before you even enter the city, you'll see the six rising temple towers shielding Salt Lake City. Temple Square is located right in the center of the city. Buildings included in the square are the Salt Lake City Temple, the Tabernacle, an assembly hall and two visitors centers. You'll be amazed by the beauty of the temple. It's so big. And extremely hard to fit into a photograph. The granite slabs used to build the Salt Lake City Temple were brought from the mountains. It took the Mormans 40 years to complete it. The temple is the center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. One of the only buildings non-Mormans are allowed into is the tabernacle. The dome-shaped...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 18, 2000

Temple Square
50 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 240-4872

Road Construction


Consider this your warning. Watch out for road construction while touring Salt Lake City. Since the city was chosen for the Olympics, extensive rennovation to highways and roads has been happening. While looking for an exit, we found that there was no longer an exit with that number to it. Be prepared. Remain calm. Stop and ask for directions. It might take more than one time to figure out where you are and where you're going.