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Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah


Lying 35 miles apart, Park City and Salt Lake City offer a range of sights and experiences that capture the rugged beauty and independent spirit of Utah. Park City is known as an outdoor recreational hub, while Salt Lake City's main attractions are associated with its settlement by Mormons.

Park City's historic Main Street showcases its heritage as a booming silver-mining town in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The Park Silly Sunday Market attracts locals and tourists to its open air farmers' market, food vendors, artisans' kiosks and street festival every Sunday during the summer season.

The venue for several events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Legacy Park includes ski jumping, aerials, luge, skeleton and bobsled training and competitions.

At the Olympic Winter Games Museum, displays include artifacts, equipment and outfits used at the Games, and the huge puppets that were used at the opening and closing ceremonies.

Park City has 5 local breweries and distilleries serving unique beers, signature drinks and pub grub.

The Council Hall, McCune Mansion, McPolin Dairy Farm and the Woodruff Riter Stewart home typify the building boom and growing prosperity at the turn of the century.

Mormon Battalion Monument honoring involvement in the Mexican-American war at the State Capitol

pioneer gardens and waterwheels at Brigham Young Historic Park

Re-enactments of pioneer town life at "This is the Place" Historic Park

There are many monuments and memorials honoring the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) pioneers who fled persecution for their religious beliefs and settled in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 where they established a thriving city.

Temple Square is the geographical center of Salt Lake City and the heart of the LDS Church. The 6-spired Temple, the Tabernacle and the Assembly Hall were constructed by the pioneers.

The Utah State Capitol has been SLC's dominant landmark for over a century.

The interior of the Capitol Building is richly decorated with murals and statues depicting Utah's history and heritage.

A view from the Capitol Building takes in historic Council Hall and White Memorial Chapel, and the Wasatch mountain range beyond.

"This is the Place" Heritage Park is a 450 acre park with restorations or reproductions of Utah's historical buildings and a range of interactive activities.

Completed in 1947, the Monument to the Mormon Settlers is an enormous granite and bronze memorial honoring the Mormon settlers and the indigenous peoples, mountaineers and explorers before them.

The Great Salt Lake, the Western hemisphere's largest salt water lake and home to unique bird species, is known for its mineral density which makes swimmers extremely buoyant. (D Sharon Pruitt, wikimedia commons)

Utah has 5 National Parks and 43 state parks and recreational areas that highlight dramatic canyonlands, wetland regions and historical Puebloan ruins. (moondigger, wikimedia commons)

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