One Day in Salt Lake City

Off again to the wild blue yonder. Salt Lake City looks to be pretty out-doorsy as far as attractions go and I get enough of that wonderful fresh air, snow and mountains home in Alaska so I won't feel the need to snowboard, snowshoe or hike in the icy hinterlands. When I looked at TripAdvisor.com the Hard Rock Cafe made the top 10 sites to see so I didn't have a lot of hope for seeing something unique, but I have dug up a few possibilities. I only really have one early-afternoon and evening to spend, which usually means a simple walk-through downtown followed by research into the local cuisine. It can't be all that bad, it is the land of Dooce after all. I may add one of the following options:

The Tracy Aviary
  • http://www.tracyaviary.org
  • info@tracyaviary.org
  • Address: 589 East 1300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84105
  • Tel: 801-596-8500
  • Winter Hours - October 20th - April 9th 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Summer Hours - April 10th - October 19th 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Clark Planetarium
  • http://www.clarkplanetarium.org
  • info@clarkplanetarium.org
  • Address: 110 South 400 West Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Tel: (801) 456-7827
  • Opens at 10:30 AM, 7 days a week;
  • Closes following the beginning of the last show of the day.
  • In general, closed Sunday at 6:00 PM, Mon - Wed at 8:00, Thurs at 9:00 PM, Fri & Sat at 11:00 PM. Click here for daily schedule of shows.
Salt Lake Temple
  • Address: 50 W. North Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84150
  • Tel: 801-240-4872
  • only exterior publicly viewable
Salt Lake City Library
  • Address: 209 East 500 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Tel: 801 524 8200
I won't be here on Thursday, but if I was I might stop by and watch the Mormon tabernacle choir rehearsal. Location: Tabernacle on Temple Square (occasionally the Conference Center), Duration: 1 ½ hours, but you may come and go as necessary, Hours: Most Thursday evenings from approximately 8:00 PM until 9:30 PM, Tickets: Visitors are welcome. There is no charge.

Here is a Walking Tour I found. I'll probably create my own when I get back.