LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

SALT LAKE CITY TOURS & EXPERIENCES

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LOCAL SALT LAKE CITY TOURS*

Departures from Radisson Downtown Hotel
1.2 miles from the Grand America Hotel

ONE DAY & MULT-DAY TOURS*

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS RECOMMENDED BY LOCALS!

Salt Lake City Highights

  • Completed in 1909, this is a Roman Catholic church and is the only cathedral in the U.S. under the patronage of St. Mary Magdalene.
  • Fee: complimentary
  • Distance from Grand America: 1.4 miles – 30-minute walk / 23 minutes by Trax metro
  • Address: 331 E S Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Hours: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM -M-Su

  • 2,500 seat Theater that hosts Broadway at the Eccles and Live! At the Eccles events.
  • Hamilton is being presented during conference dates! Reserve your ticket now!
  • Distance from Grand America: 0.7 miles – 5-minute drive / 10 minutes by Trax metro
  • Cost varies depending on seating ($53 – $244)
  • Address: 131 Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Phone: +1 (385)-468-1010
  • Visit and learn about your ancestors using millions of records, talking with experts, and examining your family tree. Genealogy experts are available to help track the data you find.
  • Fee: complimentary
  • Distance from Grand America: 1.5 miles – 5-minute drive / 13 minutes by Trax metro
  • Address: 35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Handicap accessible
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM -M, F, S / 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM -T, Th / closed – W
  • This is a 10-acre complex owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and contains a beautiful church building built in 1853 and dedicated to religious ordinances. Only members of the religion can enter the structure but anyone can walk about the area and enjoy the architecture, visitor buildings, and landscape. The land also contains the Tabernacle (admission is free). It is estimated that over 5+ million visitors come each year to see this attraction.
  • Distance from Grand America: 1.1 miles – 24 minute walk from hotel / 13-minute by Trax metro
  • Fee: complimentary
  • Address: 50 North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM – Monday – Sunday
  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo stretches over 42 acres of natural hillside terrain. Founded over 90 years ago.
  • Number of animals: 800
  • Distance from Grand America: 4.7 miles – 18-minute drive / 1 hour by Trax metro and bus
  • Fee: $21.95 (open rain or shine)
  • https://www.visitsaltlake.com/listing/utahs-hogle-zoo/54354/
  • Address: 2600 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
  • Phone: +1 (801) 584-1700
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – M, T, TH, F, S, Sun / NOTE: closed on Wednesdays
  • Converted old lingerie factory in South Salt Lake to a theatre-in-the-round with 220 seats offering a variety of Broadway & Off-Broadway favorites.
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Distance from Grand America: 14.7 miles – 19 minute drive / 62 minutes by Trax metro
  • Fee: $46
  • Address: 9900 Monroe St, Sandy, UT 84070
  • Phone: +1 (801) 984-9000
  • The Natural History Museum of Utah has more than 1.6 million objects in its collection focusing on geological, biological, and cultural diversity. The museum also has a series of hands-on and interactive exhibits.
  • Fee: $22.95
  • Distance from Grand America: 4.7 miles – 15-minute drive / 43-minutes by Trax metro
  • Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
  • Phone: +1 (801) 581-6927
  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM -M-Su
  • Consists of a botanical garden, arboretum, and amphitheater operated by the University of Utah, in the foothills of the Wasatch Range in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
  • Fee: $16
  • Distance from Grand America: 4.7 miles – 17-minute drive / 42-minutes by Trax metro
  • This location is where Brigham Young on July 24, 1847 first saw the Salt Lake Valley. The land contains different monuments dedicated to the pioneers. There is also a Heritage Village which is an area that offers pioneer activities and history.
  • Fee: complimentary
  • Distance from Grand America: 4.8 miles – 20-minute drive / 1 hr. 7 mins. by Trax metro
  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM -M – Sa / Su – closed
  • Address: 2601 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
  • Capitol is a Neoclassical architecture, Corinthian order and was constructed in 1912 and opened in 1916.
  • Guided (40 to 45 minutes long) or self-guided tours.
  • Schedule a guided tour here / Schedule a self-guided tour here
  • Distance from Grand America: 1.7 miles – 8-minute drive / 17 mins. by Trax metro
  • Fee: complimentary
  • Hours: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM -M-Th / 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM -F-Su
  • Address: 350 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Nearby Attractions (1 hour or less)

Nestled in the breathtaking Wasatch Mountains, Park City, Utah offers conference attendees in Salt Lake City a captivating escape into nature and culture. Just a scenic 35-minute drive away, Park City beckons with its charming blend of historic charm and world-class amenities. Renowned for its exceptional skiing and snowboarding during the winter months, Park City transforms into a haven for outdoor enthusiasts year-round, boasting hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as opportunities for fly-fishing and horseback riding. Stroll down Main Street, lined with quaint boutiques, art galleries, and gourmet restaurants, or delve into the town’s rich mining history at the Park City Museum. Whether it’s unwinding amid stunning alpine vistas or exploring the vibrant local scene, a visit to Park City promises an unforgettable addition to any Salt Lake City conference itinerary.

43 min drive from hotel

Set against the majestic backdrop of Park City’s mountains, Utah Olympic Park stands as a testament to athleticism and adventure, just a short drive from Salt Lake City. A lasting legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympics, this iconic facility offers conference attendees a thrilling glimpse into the world of Olympic sports. From zooming down the bobsled track to soaring through the air on ski jumps, visitors can experience the adrenaline of elite-level competition. Guided tours provide fascinating insights into the park’s history and the enduring legacy of the Olympic Games. Whether witnessing aerial acrobatics at Freestyle World Cup events or testing one’s skills on adventure courses, a visit to Utah Olympic Park promises an exhilarating blend of excitement and inspiration for conference-goers exploring Park City.

31 min drive from hotel

Cradled amidst the majestic peaks of the Wasatch Range, Snowbird Resort beckons conference attendees in Salt Lake City with a wealth of summer adventures. A short drive away, this mountain paradise transforms into a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Ride the aerial tram for panoramic views before zipping down alpine slides or conquering the ropes course. Mountain bikers will delight in the trails, while hikers can explore meandering paths through alpine meadows. Enjoy scenic chairlift rides or indulge in mountaintop spa relaxation. With its diverse activities set against stunning natural beauty, Snowbird promises conference attendees an unforgettable summer escape in the Wasatch Mountains.

37 min drive from hotel

Floating serenely in the tranquil waters of the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island offers conference attendees in Salt Lake City a peaceful retreat into nature’s embrace. A short drive from downtown, this expansive sanctuary invites exploration with its rugged beauty and abundant wildlife. Hike scenic trails, keeping an eye out for pronghorn antelope, bison herds, and a variety of bird species. Relax on sandy beaches or delve into the island’s rich heritage at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. With its stunning vistas and tranquil ambiance, Antelope Island offers a rejuvenating escape for conference attendees looking to immerse themselves in Utah’s natural wonders.

59 min drive from hotel

Admission: $15/vehicle

Cradled within the rugged grandeur of the Wasatch Mountains, Big Cottonwood Canyon invites conference attendees in Salt Lake City to explore its enchanting hiking trails and alpine vistas. A short drive away, this scenic canyon offers options for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. Take a leisurely stroll along the Mill D North Fork Trail, surrounded by babbling brooks and lush forests. For a challenge, tackle the Lake Blanche Trail’s steep switchbacks, leading to a pristine alpine lake. Keep an eye out for native wildlife along the way. With its refreshing mountain air and natural beauty, hiking in Big Cottonwood Canyon promises conference attendees an invigorating escape into Utah’s wilderness.

22 min drive from hotel

Amidst Utah’s scenic landscapes, Thanksgiving Point offers conference attendees in Salt Lake City an array of attractions and activities. Just a short distance away, this expansive complex features gardens, interactive exhibits, and a challenging golf course. Explore vibrant botanical displays at Ashton Gardens, delve into hands-on exploration at the Museum of Natural Curiosity, or enjoy a round of golf amidst stunning surroundings. Culinary delights await at various dining options, ensuring a memorable experience for conference attendees seeking entertainment and relaxation amidst Utah’s beauty.

25 min drive from hotel

Nestled in the majestic Wasatch Mountains, Timpanogos Cave offers conference attendees in Salt Lake City an enchanting journey into the depths of nature. A short drive away, this hidden gem beckons with its stunning limestone formations and fascinating geological features. Embark on a guided cave tour to marvel at the intricate stalactites, stalagmites, and helictites that adorn the caverns. The hike to the cave entrance rewards adventurers with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, making it as much a journey of discovery as it is an exploration of natural beauty. With its captivating allure and immersive experience, Timpanogos Cave promises conference attendees an unforgettable encounter with the wonders of the underground world.

40 min drive from hotel

Admission:  $12/person

Stretching out like a vast, shimmering expanse, the Bonneville Salt Flats offer conference attendees in Salt Lake City a surreal journey into an otherworldly landscape. Located just west of the city, this natural wonder captivates with its endless salt crust, reflecting the sky like a mirror. Walk across the salt pan’s dazzling surface or witness high-speed racing events during the summer months. Photographers flock to capture the ethereal beauty of sunrise and sunset. Whether it’s a contemplative stroll or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, a visit to the Bonneville Salt Flats promises conference attendees an unforgettable encounter with nature’s marvels.

1 hr 34 min drive from hotel

Pre and Post Conference Activities

Arches National Park, located in eastern Utah, is distinguished by its over 2,000 natural stone arches, including the iconic Delicate Arch, alongside massive rock formations and spires that define the park’s landscape. The park’s unique geological features are accessible through a variety of hiking trails and a scenic drive that showcases the majestic formations ideal for photography, hiking, and stargazing. Visitors from abroad, especially those attending a nearby conference, will find Arches an inspiring destination, particularly enchanting at sunrise or sunset when the red rock formations dramatically illuminate.

3 hr 36 min drive from hotel

Admission: $15/person or $20/vehicle

Zion National Park in southwestern Utah captivates visitors with its dramatic sandstone cliffs, narrow canyons, and diverse ecosystems. Established in 1919, this park is a paradise for adventurers, featuring iconic hikes such as Angel’s Landing and The Narrows that offer both challenging treks and spectacular views. For international conference attendees exploring the park, Zion provides a peaceful yet exhilarating outdoor experience, with its scenic drives and a shuttle system that facilitates access to key vistas and trailheads, embodying the serene and rugged beauty of the American Southwest.

3 hr 41 min drive from hotel

Admission:  $20/person or $35/vehicle

Dinosaur National Monument, on the Utah-Colorado border, offers a profound journey through prehistoric times with over 1,500 visible dinosaur bones embedded at its historic quarry. Spanning over 210,000 acres, the monument not only showcases fossils but also features rugged river canyons and ancient petroglyphs, providing a diverse range of activities from hiking to rafting. For those attending a nearby conference, a visit to Dinosaur National Monument enriches with its combination of educational programs, scenic beauty, and a deep dive into the Earth’s geological and evolutionary history.

3 hr 18 min drive from hotel

Admission:  $15/person or $25/vehicle

Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world, spans over 2.2 million acres across Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Renowned for its geothermal wonders like the famous Old Faithful geyser and the largest collection of hot springs globally, Yellowstone is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering sights of grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk in their natural habitats. For visitors coming from a nearby conference, the park offers a mix of scenic drives, hiking trails, and the chance to witness a vast array of geological phenomena and biodiversity, making it a quintessential experience of American wilderness and conservation efforts.

4 hr 48 min drive from hotel

Admission:  $35/day or $70/year