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Top 25 Attractions in Utah

Popular Utah landmarks and tourist spots
  • The southwestern area of Utah is home to the Zion National Park which is one of the most amazing parks in the country. Winding its way through the beautiful "Navaho Sandstone" is the beautiful Virgin River. With some of the most amazing scenery in that part of the country, this is a park that any one who enjoys the outdoors will want to return to many times over.

    Some of the great things to see and do in this incredible Zion National Park include:

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  • Most people think of wide open spaces when they think of Utah, but the Foothill Cultural District is one of the most interesting places in all of Utah for tourists to visit. Located in the midst of Salt Lake City, Utah, there are some great places to spend a day. With a variety of gardens, cultural and historical centers, museums, shopping, and entertainment for the whole family, there's plenty of entertainment for the whole family ...

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  • One of the most interesting places to spend a day near Salt Lake City, Utah is the Utah Museum of Natural History. Most travelers enjoy spending time and learning about the culture and history of the area, as well as the geological history throughout the ages. Visiting this excellent museum will provide the guest not just an education about the area, but some insight into the last 200 million years of the geology of the area ...

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  • One of the most truly amazing places in the western part of America is the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in southern Utah. It covers over 1.2 million acres of national park land and features parks, canyons, rivers, a national monument, and truly some of the most spectacular scenery. The Park was instituted in 1972 as a national park as a way to maintain the geologic attributes of the area ...

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  • The Capitol Reef National Park is an amazing natural structure called a monocline that is basically a "wrinkle" in the crust of the planet and extends from Lake Powell to the Thousand Lakes Mountain. It was identified as a national park to protect one of the most unique geologic structures in the southwestern part of Utah. It is a most fascinating geologic structure and supports some interesting history and culture in the area.

    With over 378 square miles of some of the most unique scenery in the world, the Capitol Reef National Park has some features and activities that visitors will surely enjoy, such as:

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  • Situated near the border of Colorado and Utah, the Dinosaur National Monument sits near the Uinta Mountain range. What makes this corner of the world so popular with visitors is the abundant dinosaur pit that contains dinosaur bones and fossils that will fascinate people of any age. It's a very well-liked place for guests to visit and great for a vacation place ...

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  • Southwestern Utah is home to some of the most spectacular scenery, and Bryce Canyon National Park is truly one of the highlights of this area, that all visitors will want to see. It was settle in the 1850s by a family of Mormons, and was established as a national park and monument in the early 1920s. Covering only 56 square miles, but with its orange, white, red rock formations, it is truly spectacular.

    With such and abundance of scenery and outdoor activities, Bryce Canyon National Park is a destination that everyone should see once in their lives, and includes such activities and vistas as the following:

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  • One of the most unique formations in the southwestern United States are the sandstone structures of the Arches National Park in southeastern Utah. Over 2000 sandstone arches are here with one of the most famous ones known as the "Delicate Arch". The park takes up almost 120 square miles of land containing balanced rocks, spires, and arches among the most unique that were formed during the Jurassic period ...

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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, is home of the most famous tabernacle in the country and Temple Square is one of the most visited sites that was created by the Moron parishioners. This complex covers ten acres and includes a variety of temples, tabernacles, and monuments dedicated to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that was established by Brigham Young in the mid 1800s.

    With some of the most beautiful music coming out of this site, a visit to the Temple Square will be something guests will remember, with activities that include the following:

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  • Of the over 207,000 acres that cross Wyoming and Utah, the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is one of the most spectacularly scenic places in this area – and there are some incredible parks in this part of America. This is a vast area with an enormous lake that is fed by the Green River. It received its name around 1970 when Major Powell name it after he saw the dazzling red rocks reflecting the sun's rays. At a little over 6000 feet in elevation, the water is cool and wonderful during the hot summer months ...

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  • Adventurers and nature lovers enjoy scenic Utah, and Canyonlands National Park is another of the great parks that is near the town of Moab towards the southeastern portion of Utah. With it's abundance of mesas, buttes, and canyons along the Colorado River, this land is a wonderful and miraculous place to visit. It is a spectacular area, covering 527 square miles of incredible lookouts, the magnificent Colorado River, and much more; this beautiful park must be added to the destinations list ...

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  • When visiting Salt Lake City, Utah, make sure the Red Butte Garden is on the agenda of great places to visit. This is a beautiful arboretum that covers approximately 18 acres of land that is home to some great hiking trails, lush vegetation, and beautiful gardens. It actually became the official State Arboretum in 1961 and in 1983, an additional 100 acres was added for the gardens ...

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  • Taking the back roads is a popular way of exploring this great country, and the Scenic Byway 12 is one of the most incredible scenic highways in American. Starting at Red Canyon and meandering 124 miles to Bolder Mountain, and is one of the most incredible back roads in the country. Plan in spending a day making the drive, or a few days to camp out along the way or park the RV.

    There are some spectacular places to visit along the Scenic Byway 12 in Utah, that include such sites as:

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    Burr Trail is a 66 mile long road that was, at one time, an old cattle trail in Utah. It begins near Boulder and meanders its way along to Ticaboo which is on the Lake Powell shoreline. For visitors traveling to this area, there are some of the most incredibly scenic places to hike, camp, or just take a drive through along this old trail in southeastern Utah with some of the most incredible views of the Henry Mountains that can be seen ...

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  • Southeastern Utah has some incredible scenery and the Hole in the Rock is no exception to the vast expanse and beauty of the Glen Canyon area. It is an historical path through some of the most rugged country imaginable. This area was discovered by a group of Mormons on their way west when they found this narrow rocky crevice leading directly down to the river, providing them a way to cross ...

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  • Another great place in southern Utah is Coyote Gulch, which is located of a fork of the Escalante River. Extending through 25 miles of gorges, deep canyons, arches, bridges, and domes that have created some of the most spectacular vistas in this part of the country, this vast gulch is a destination that travelers through this area need to spend some time visiting ...

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  • Northern Utah is home to the Great Salt Lake, which is the largest inland salt lake in North America, and covers over 1700 square miles. It is the last remaining trace of a lake from prehistoric eras, and it has a much higher salt concentration than any ocean, and very popular for people who don't swim well – because they will all float in this briny lake. Some people have even nicknamed this lake "American's Dead Sea" because of this aspect ...

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  • When visiting Salt Lake City, Utah, one of the most enjoyable places to see is the Clark Planetarium. It has a 55 foot dome and has a very unique interactive seating that allow the 205 guests an unobstructed view of the projections of the milky way, the galaxy, and the universe. It was opened in April of 2003 and has been a popular destination of tourists since the doors first opened ...

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  • Washington Square is one of the busiest gathering places in Salt Lake City, Utah. With plenty of places to shop, great restaurants for dining, and entertainment galore, it's a great place to spend a day. Be sure to watch the calendar for great events each week that are happening along the square.

    Some of the great activities that are available along Washington Square include the following:

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  • This is the Place Heritage Park is one of the best attractions of Utah, USA. Situated at the foothills of Wasatch Range close to the mouth of Emigration Canyon, the park covers about 450 acres of lush green area. The Park is a popular tourist destination because it reflects the glorious past of Utah. The visitors are made to relive the past of Utah through the historic setting of the park ...

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    Sugar House is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA. The area is popular mostly for the presence of Westminster College. The area had its name because of the Sugar beet test factory owned by the Deseret manufacturing Company. The wife of the then mayor of Salt Lake City, Margaret Macmeans Smoot suggested the name of the area as Sugar house ...

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  • The Gateway District is one of the largest open air office, residential and retail complex in Salt lake City, Utah. The place can be better described as an entertainment hub of the city. Situated around the legendary Union Pacific Depot, gateway district is a major tourist attraction in the downtown Salt Lake City. The complex houses about 150 restaurants and stores ...

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  • The Utah State Capitol is the seat of all the 3 branches of Utah government and several other state agencies. Architect Richard K. A. Kletting designed the capitol in the year 1912. The construction of Utah State Capitol was completed in the year 1916. The capitol is one of the grandest buildings of Salt Lake City. Kletting used different modern construction techniques and materials which includes electric lighting, elevators and reinforced concrete while building the Capitol ...

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  • Liberty Park is the second largest public park of Utah in Salt Lake City. The park covers an area of 80 acres and has two islands, one pond and a beautiful aviary within its premises. The park is filled with entertainment facilities and is famous for its scenic beauty. Some of the important features of the park include playgrounds, amusement rides (seasonal) , greenhouse, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, swimming pool, picnic areas, concession stands, bowery, restrooms, playgrounds for children, jogging and cycling track, rollerblading facilities, boating options and recreational games ...

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  • The International Peace Gardens are a beautiful botanical garden situated in the Jordan Park of Salt Lake City, Utah. The garden was conceptualized in the year 1939 and was dedicated to International Peace in 1952. The International Peace Gardens attracts thousands of tourists across the world every year. The Park was established with the help of Mrs Otto Ruey Wiesley who worked for the Salt Lake City Parks Superintendent, the Salt Lake Council of Women and the Mayor ...

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