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10 Must-See Attractions: Uncovering the Best Things to Do in Salt Lake City

May 12, 2023

As Salt Lake City, Utah, continues to grow and thrive, so does its list of attractions and entertainment options. If you’re planning to visit or considering moving to our new Dawson Place community, we’ve got you covered with our top 10 list of the best things to do in Salt Lake City. This city has something for everyone, from family-friendly outings to delicious dining experiences.

Salt Lake City With Mountains in the Background

Temple Square

Temple Square is at the heart of Salt Lake City, a 35-acre complex featuring stunning gardens, historic buildings and the iconic Salt Lake Temple. Take a guided tour, attend a performance by the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir or simply wander around the picturesque grounds.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

With over 800 animals spread across 42 acres, Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a must-visit for families. Witness majestic lions, playful primates and fascinating reptiles, and don’t miss the opportunity to feed the giraffes or watch a live bird show.

Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah offers an exciting look into the region’s natural wonders, from its vast dinosaur collections to interactive exhibits showcasing Utah’s unique ecosystems. It’s the perfect way to learn about and appreciate the state’s diverse landscapes and history.

Red Butte Garden

Experience the beauty of Utah’s flora and fauna at Red Butte Garden, a 100-acre botanical garden with over 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles of scenic hiking trails. It’s an ideal spot for a family picnic, leisurely stroll or outdoor concert during the summer months.

The Leonardo

Unleash your creativity and curiosity at The Leonardo, an interactive science, technology, art and creativity museum. The hands-on exhibits and workshops provide endless fun for both children and adults, making it a perfect destination for families.

City Creek Center

If you’re in the mood for shopping or a delightful dining experience, look no further than City Creek Center. This open-air shopping center features over 100 stores, restaurants and a beautiful retractable glass roof. The center also boasts a creek with live trout, fountains and water shows.

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Ignite your child’s imagination at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, where interactive exhibits and hands-on activities inspire learning through play. From art studios to sensory exploration, the museum offers an engaging and educational experience for children of all ages.

Liberty Park

Spanning 80 acres, Liberty Park is the perfect place for families to enjoy the great outdoors. With playgrounds, picnic areas, a pond, sports courts and even an aviary, there’s no shortage of fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

The Gateway

The Gateway is more than just a shopping center; it’s a hub for entertainment and dining in Salt Lake City. Catch a movie, grab a bite to eat or attend one of the many events hosted at The Gateway throughout the year.

Antelope Island State Park

Just a short drive from Salt Lake City, Antelope Island State Park offers breathtaking views and incredible wildlife, including bison, antelope and a variety of birds. Hike, bike or simply take in the stunning scenery of the Great Salt Lake.

As you explore the best things to do in Salt Lake City, don’t forget to check out McArthur Homes’ newest community, Dawson Place. With its prime location and beautiful new homes, Dawson Place is the perfect place to call home. To learn more about our available homes and the community, visit us at Dawson Place or contact us today.

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This post was written by Paige Giles

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