Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the US
state of Utah. It is the religious center of the Mormons or the Latter-Day
Saints. This religious cult was founded by American leader Brigham Young
and his followers who had dared an 18-month trek to escape religious
persecution in the mid-western United States in 1847 AD. Salt Lake City is
home to the Church History Museum, a top-class museum that features many
artefacts, documents, religious arts, and pieces of art related to the
history of Latter Day Saints Church.
Things to do in Salt Lake City
Church History Museum
Located in Salt Lake City, the Church History Museum is the premier museum
operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was
formerly known as the Museum of Church History and Art. It features of a
collection of artworks, artefacts, documents, photographs, tools, clothing
and furniture dating back to 1847. This museum is open six days a week,
except Sundays, and offers free entry for everyone.
The Mormon Temple is the exclusive place of worship of Mormons in Salt Lake
City. It allows entry only of Mormons and was built in Mormon style of
architecture from 1853 to 1893. It is built with granite stones and is
flanked by three towers, the highest of which features a 14 feet high
gold-plated statue of an angel.
Utah State Capitol
The Utah State Capitol is located on a 300-feet-high hill called Capitol
Hill in Salt Lake City. Completed in 1916, the capitol is a classical
masterpiece of Neo-Classical and Corinthian architectural styles. It
comprises the House of Representatives, Senate, and Supreme Court of Utah.
Visitors are usually wowed with its ornate interiors, grand marble rotunda
and an art gallery.
Best Time to Visit Salt Lake City
Winter season (the months from November to March) are the best to book your
flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City. Book your flights from SFO to
SLC during winter season to enjoy Christmas and New Year celebrations. It
is advised to book Salt Lake City flights in advance to avoid paying more
during peak season.