Buildings and sites of Salt Lake City

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Central downtown Salt Lake City as viewed from the north facing south

Salt Lake City, Utah has many historic and notable sites within its immediate borders/ Although the entire Salt Lake City metropolitan area is often referred to as "Salt Lake City", this article is concerned only with the buildings and sites within the official city limits of Salt Lake City.

Neighborhoods and Councils[edit]

Rose Park during the winter

Parks/Attractions[edit]

Hogle Zoo

Olympic Attractions[edit]

Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park

Buildings[edit]

Religious, particularly LDS buildings, are prominent in Salt Lake City.

Settled by Brigham Young and 147 other pioneers on July 24, these Latter-day Saints were fleeing persecution after the death of their first leader Joseph Smith, Jr. Young originally intended the city and territory to be a religious theocracy. Although the government has long been secular, and even though less than 50% of residents in Salt Lake City are LDS, the city has an unusual number of religious buildings. It is the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so can be considered a kind of holy city. As the largest single landowner in the city, the LDS Church also has been very influential throughout its history. The Roman Catholic Cathedral, Cathedral Of The Madeleine located on South Temple is one of the most beautiful in the nation and a significant landmark in the city.

Unless noted, all of these buildings are in or around Downtown Salt Lake City.

Religious[edit]

Church Office Building

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)[edit]

Other Faiths[edit]

Government[edit]

Utah State Capitol

Educational/Arts[edit]

Abravanel Hall
The interior of the Salt Lake City Public Library

Commercial[edit]

One Utah Center
Rio Grande Depot

Residences[edit]

Fraternal[edit]

Monuments[edit]

"This is the Place" monument

Transportation[edit]

A FrontRunner diesel train

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