Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, the capital of Utah, is also the world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

This destination is an important stop for anyone interested in understanding this major modern religion.

The city is also well known for its 2002 Winter Olympics and its surrounding mountains.


Temple Square - Salt Lake cityTemple Square is a huge green space right in the centre of downtown Salt Lake City. It is the sacred heart of Mormonism. Don't miss the Tabernacle with its silver dome and the magnificent Assembly Hall. Latter Day Saints (Mormon missionaries) from around the world are on hand to conduct free guided tours and talk about their faith, in many languages.

The famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir gives free concerts every Sunday morning. These concerts are held in the Conference Centre on Temple Square in summer (late May to early September) or in the Tabernacle in winter (September to late May).

The main buildings on Temple Square are open most days from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but may have different schedules or be closed on some holidays.


If you want to learn more about the origins and evolution of Mormonism and its place in our modern world, the Church History Museum operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Temple Square is a must-see. Don't miss the exhibit that tells the story of this religious movement. from the “First Vision” in Manchester, New York to the “Mormon Exodus” to the West.

Open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admis­sion is free!


When the first pioneers arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley during the Mormon exodus to the West in 1847, their leader famously declared: "This is the place!". This park houses several historical buildings from the early settlement, and characters in period costume perform traditional activities.

Heritage Village is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m


Utah State CapitolNot far from Temple Square you will find the Utah State Capitol Building, whose architecture was strongly inspi­red by that of Washington.

Open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday-Sunday and holidays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.



This wildlife refuge is located on an island about 65 km north of Salt Lake City. As the name indicates, it is home to a large herd of pronghorn antelope, which were reintroduced to the island in 1993. Many other wild animals inhabit the park: mule deer, bobcats, coyotes, many species of birds, and American bison. In addition to wildlife watching, many activities can be enjoyed on the island such as hiking, cycling, horseback riding, swimming in the lake's salty waters (several times more salty than the ocean), and a visit to the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch.

The park is open every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The visitor centre is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the ranch from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November).

Where to eat

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Red Iguana ($$)

Inside the Red Iguana, you can't help but notice the many signed celebrity photos adorning the walls: a testament to the love people feel for this restaurant! Try one of their signature Mole dishes. They have a good selection of Mexican favourites such as Burritos, Tacos, Fajitas, Tostadas, Enchiladas, and much more!

Open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Red Rock Brewing ($$-$$$)

This friendly brewpub is the perfect spot for beer lovers, and there is also a wide choice of à la carte dishes to accompany the beer! It serves simple but good quality local American cuisine. The menu offers, among others, a selection of pizzas, sandwiches, hamburgers, pasta, soups and salads. Relaxed and pleasant atmosphere!

Open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pago ($$-$$$)

Pago is a "Farm to Table" restaurant that serves quality and organic products from local farms and local artisans. The menu changes with the seasons, and may include dishes such as kale Caesar salad, burgers, pork chops, bavette steak, and much more.

Open for dinner every day from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., for lunch Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


A great place to eat good Italian fare on the go and pick up a few items at the market. Serves up delicious sandwiches, salads, soups and hot daily specials. The food is good quality. You will also find, among others, fresh deli meats and high-end cheeses. It is the perfect spot for lunch or to buy European food products or takeout.

Open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Discover the best of Indian cuisine at affordable prices at this popular family restaurant. The dishes are delicious, generous, and spiced according to your taste, and the service is friendly and courteous. You will soon understand why the place is so busy!

Open Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

*** Hours may vary ***

Festivals calendar

Living Traditions Festival

Dates: mid-May 2022

Three days of festivities celebrating the city's different cultural communities.

Utah Arts Festival

Dates: June 23-26, 2022

Large outdoor multidisciplinary arts festival in the streets of downtown Salt Lake City.


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A city of passage

Médina Gay-crosier Tuesday October 4, 2022

(Translated by Google) We started and ended our 2 week trip out west in Salt lake city. It was too hot to visit it properly (40 degrees) and it was a Sunday. Everything was closed. One day is enough.

The town of the Mormons

Nathalie Boutonnet Thursday September 1, 2022

(Translated by Google) We

Stopover town to get to Yellowstone but without much interest

Anne Champenois Wednesday August 17, 2022

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