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Find contrasting opportunities to explore outstanding outdoorattractions and appreciate LDS culture when you visit this western state.
With its mountains and mesas, Utahattracts outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Members of the Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints (LDS) have made Utah a place of congregation, creatingimpressive buildings and an important cultural community.
Utah’s five national parks of Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands,Capitol Reef and Zion offer endless hiking andphotography opportunities. Visit one or more to appreciate the spectacular rockformations with colourful shapes revealing the area’s geological history.Capture a photo of the sunrise or sunset over spires, domes and arches.
When members of the Mormonreligion faced conflict elsewhere in the United States, Brigham Young led themwestward and established a home in SaltLake City, then mostly desert. Now this large metropolitan area hasnumerous architectural delights of LDS temples and city government buildings.Enjoy performing arts of the symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The city has more than 25 museums.Many family genealogists go to the FamilyHistory Library to search in its millions of documents for informationabout their ancestors to add to a family tree.
Salt Lake City hosted the 2002Winter Olympics. Visit Utah Olympic Parkand its museum to recall highlights of these exciting events. Go to BigCottonwood Canyon, just outside the city, to hike in spring and summer, carve apumpkin with the locals in fall or ski in winter.
The small town of Park City is one of the state’s mostpopular tourist spots, winter or summer. From the historic main street, takethe Town Lift up to the top of amountain for skiing, mountain biking or enjoying the views. Sundance FilmFestival occurs here each January, premiering some of the nation’s bestindependent films.
Plan your Utah trip with your kidsto include Ogden. Inspire buddingpaleontologists at George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park with lifelike recreationsof prehistoric giants and interactive displays. Add the Treehouse Museum, HillAerospace Museum and Utah State Railroad Museum for a great variety ofinteresting exhibits and hands-on exploration.