Utah became a state in the late 19th century, and made its presence known with one of the impressive statehouses in the U.S. The impressive marble masonry and ingenious artwork were fully restored in the early 2000s, and can be seen on guided tours every hour on weekdays. Meander down the hill to Memory Grove Park, where monuments to veterans include the Harbour and the Meditation Chapel. Hike along the creek into City Creek canyon and see if you can discern where the 1999 tornado ripped through the park. The hiking trail beyond the park is one of the few places in the city where dogs are allowed off-leash.
Getting Around Salt Lake City
The best way to get around Salt Lake City is by public transit. Utah's TRAX light rail and bus system is free for passengers within the downtown area. Outside downtown, fares are $2.35 per ride or $5.75 for a day pass. During ski season, Utah's Transit Authority operates a Ski Service from various points downtown to several ski resorts. A one-way fare is $4.50. If you plan on visitng areas other than downtown Salt Lake City during your entire visit, renting a car makes sense. Paid parking hours are from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for a maximum of 2 hours, Monday-Friday. Saturdays are free, with a 2 hour maximum. Sundays are free without restrictions.
- Salt Lake City International Airport-SLC
Things to Do and See Near Capitol Hill
- Salt Palace
- S.J. Quinney College of Law
- Utah Olympic Oval
- Fort Douglas, Utah
- Westminster College
- Utah Olympic Park
- Lagoon Amusement Park
- Church Administration Building
- Bingham Canyon Mine
- University of Utah