Salt Lake City Journals

Salt Lake City

A travel journal to Salt Lake City by caseallen

Quote: There is so much more to Salt Lake City than people know! Things like "Mormon," stringent liquor laws, "red necks," and skiing are usually the first things to come to mind. But there is SO much more!!!

Salt Lake City

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Overview

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Two things everyone should do if they visit Salt Lake City: Since it is "Mormon" country, get to know the culture with a free tour of Temple Square. You will marvel at enormous, gothic structures and learn a little about the predominant culture. The guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and more than willing to share their views and thoughts with you. Another highlight is the Great Salt lake itself. Next to the Dead Sea, this is the saltiest body of water on Earth! The lake's shoreline fluctuates, but there is always "beach" access somewhere, usually around "Saltair," a local "resort." Take a swim and TRY to sink. It is quite a thrill...trust me!Quick Tips: As with anywhere, get to know ...Read More

Abravanel Hall

Attraction | "Abravenal Hall"

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With Keith Lockhart as the director, you will enjoy a rousing performance each time. The Utah Symphony is among top symphonies in the United States...why else would Mr. Lockhart come to Salt Lake City every year?

Performaces usually take place in Abravenal Hall, which is, acoustically speaking, very advanced. However, it is small enough to offer an intimate performance, and you will not be disappointed.

Performances happen nearly everyweekend, and information can be obtained from your hotel, or online: http://www.utahsymphony.com

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 23, 2003

Abravanel Hall
123 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 355-2787

Lagoon Theme Park

Attraction | "Lagoon"

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Just a 10 minute drive North of Salt Lake City, this is the only amusement park in the state. It offers world-class rides, world-class entertainment, and a fun, family atmosphere. Bring your swim suits, because they also have a waterslide park, right in the middle of the Amusement Park! "Pioneer Village" gives history buffs a chance to look into the past, and provides a unique perspective on life in the old west. The Wild West Shootout is always a favorite with visitors, complete with stuntmen falling off buildings, and girls being rescued! You watch from the side street as the plot unfolds! There are picnic facilities, an onsite campground, and plenty to eat and drink along the way to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 23, 2003

Lagoon Theme Park
375 Lagoon Drirve
Farmington, Utah 84025
(801) 451-8000

Great Salt Lake State Park

Attraction | "Great Salt Lake Beach"

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There are several "beaches" along the shore of the Great Salt Lake. The lake is shallow for the first couple dozen feet, and then gets progressively deeper. It is possible to swim, but keep the water out of your eyes! Being the second saltiest body of water on earth, it is quite a unique feature in the middle of a "desert." Try to sink! It is impossible to sink in the Great Salt Lake. It's like swimming in the Dead Sea, and almost as salty! Swimming is the main attraction, although sailboats are available for rental and charter, as are a limited number of motor boats. BBQ facilities are available on most of the public beaches, and bathhouses with showers are availabel as well Near the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 23, 2003

Great Salt Lake State Park
7200 West Lake Point
Salt Lake City, Utah 84074
(801) 250-1898