Salt Lake City Features

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Salt Lake City Features

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Temple Square: The Mormon Church is centered here in a beautifully landscaped four-square-block compound. The compound includes Salt Lake Temple... Read more

  • The Legendary Great Salt Lake

    Legends of an enormous body of water with an outlet to the Pacific Ocean drew explorers north from Mexico as early as the 1500s. By the 1700s... Read more

  • Genealogy in the Mormon Faith

    According to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, "searching for and compiling genealogical information are sacred responsibilities to Latter-day Saints."... Read more

  • This Lake Is for the Birds

    Although it's too salty for fish, the Great Salt Lake teems with algae and bacteria. These provide food for brine shrimp and brine flies, which... Read more

  • Salt Lake's Festivals

    The scale is nothing like New Orleans and Mardi Gras or New York City's massive parades, but Salt Lake City enlivens its calendar frequently... Read more

  • Ride on the Pony Express Trail

    Imagine a young man racing over the dusty trail on the back of a foaming mustang. A cloud of dust rises to announce him to the station manager... Read more

  • The Mormon Influence on Salt Lake City

    Clearly, Salt Lake City exists, and thrives today, because of the settling of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormon influence... Read more

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