Salt Lake County Recreation facilities and programs serve over 1.6 million County residents each year. Thousands of people make use of County recreation facilities each day by working out, participating in a class, competing in a sports league or utilizing childcare services.
For more than 70 years Brighton has set the bar high providing a quality mountain experience at a great value. Brighton is Utah's only resort that can boast that 100 percent of its terrain is accessible by high speed quads. Our five quads, one triple and magic carpet service 1,050 acres and 1,875 vertical feet of incredible Utah skiing. Other amenities include The New Millicent Chalet, three additional day lodges, high quality rentals, top notch ski and snowboard school, lockers, cafeterias, a pub, frequent public bus transportation from many points in downtown Salt Lake City and park and ride lots around the valley. What's more, kids seven and under ski and ride free. The mountain averages 500 inches of snow a winter. The snow is traditionally light, fluffy and dry making it a paradise for riders and skiers. Brighton is located directly in the path of winter storms and it is also at the very top of Big Cottonwood Canyon so it gets the very best of the "greatest snow on earth," and lots of it.
Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, just a 40-minute drive from SLC International Airport, Solitude Mountain offers over 1,200 acres of skiable terrain at one of Utah's most intimate and inviting winter resorts. Over 500 inches of annual snowfall covers numerous trails, three bowls, and groomers for every ability level. Find your solitude at this award-winning yet unpretentious hidden gem.
The mission of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is to encourage contemporary visual artists and art that challenge and educate public perceptions of civil, social and aesthetic issues affecting society. The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art as the Art Barn Association, was founded in 1931 with the leadership of Alta Rawlins Jensen. For the first thirty years, the Art Barn's activities were managed entirely by volunteers, with professional artists hired to teach classes. In 1979 the institution moved to its current location at 20 South West Temple, in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.
The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center is a vital active hub for emerging and established artists and arts organizations. The Performing Arts Coalition conceived the project after completing a community cultural needs assessment. This center grew out of a need for additional rehearsal space for the tenants at Capitol Theatre as well as affordable performing spaces for the myriad performing arts companies that have developed over the last 25 years. Theatre Projects Consultants were hired to prepare the needs assessment and to develop a design scheme for the new performing arts center. The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center contains the Black Box Theatre, the Studio Theatre and the Jeanne Wagner Theatre.
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is Utah's primary cultural resource for global visual arts. It is unique in its dual role as a university and state art museum. It is Utah's only visual arts institution that collects, exhibits, interprets, and preserves a comprehensive collection of original art objects. Since the beginning, the UMFA has always made it a priority for its collections to represent principal artistic styles and world culture. Today the UMFA strives to give anyone the opportunity to experience different ideas, values, and cultures from its extensive art collections. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts was selected as Salt Lake City's 2008 Parents' Pick for Best Museum for Teens and Best Artsy Class for Little Kids as part of Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect's First Annual Parents' Picks Awards.
Family History Library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research. It is the largest library of its kind in the world. It is visited by an estimated 1,900 patrons or more each day! The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 742,000 microfiche; 310,000 books, serials, and other formats; 4,500 periodicals; 700 electronic resources.
Organized in 1947 by the Salt Lake City Council of Women, the International Peace Gardens honor the various cultures throughout the world. The gardens were designed to encourage cultural tolerance and worldwide peace among all nations and classes of people. The gardens are famous for its plots, designed to represent more than 26 countries and 14 nations. Other items on display include flags, plaques and statues. The gardens provide a serene spot for relaxation and meditation. And there are a plethora of picture opportunities for those with a passion for photography.
Alta offers deep powder, varied terrain and spectacular scenery, making this mountain resort a world-famous skier's paradise! Snowboarding is not allowed. Alta is also open all summer long for hiking, biking, recreation and special events.
The Kimball Art Center is Park City's non-profit community art center. For 30 years, the Kimball has provided a venue for residents and visitors alike to experience the visual arts in an intimate setting. The Kimball produces exciting exhibits and activities for all art lovers, including a full-scale education program, popular art events such as the Park City Gallery Stroll, and fun large scale events such as the Park City Kimball Arts Festival. Visit, and see what discoveries await.
Utah's largest single ski and snowboard resort is the ultimate winter playland! Located in historic Park City, Canyons Resort offers quick access to nightlife, dining, and shopping options while being far enough away to lose yourself in nature. Come see why Canyons Resort was chosen to host the 2002 Winter Olympic Games!
Long before Park City became a world class mountain resort and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous as a silver mining town, and boasts a lively and colorful past. Founded by prospectors in the late 1860's, Park City continued to mine silver until the early 1970's. The mining company, Park City Consolidated Mines, started the ski business in 1963, when they built the first lifts on what was then called Treasure Mountain. The Park City area now has three world class resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort.
At Deer Valley, it's the smiling staff who carry your skis from the car to the snow. It's bottomless powder turns in an expertly gladed aspen forest...even days after a storm. It's the limited number of daily lift tickets sold so that you spend your precious vacation time actually skiing. It's the complimentary overnight ski storage so that you never have to struggle home with cumbersome gear. It's grooming so fine you could practically roll a coin down the corduroy grooves.
At Forage, they believe a great meal is more than just good food and wine, and a great restaurant does more than just satiate hunger. Instead, a great restaurant is one that takes you on a memorable journey. Some tastes may be familiar, but with each revisit, you are taken back to experiences you had forgotten and on to exciting places you have never been before. It leaves you with that desire to return over and over again to explore new pleasures and experiences that cannot be provided elsewhere. We take pride in hosting this kind of experience where no detail is left unattended because it brings joy to our staff and our guests. After all, the sole purpose of a great meal is to make one happy.
The concept of Café Madrid is hundreds of years old. Exceptional food and world class service blended into an intimate, charming environment, providing a rich and memorable dining experience. Imported from Spain, this concept has become a reality for the people in the Salt Lake area.
A hidden gem in the Knudsen`s Corner area of Holladay, Utah, Franck's is the new home of Chef Franck Peissel, formerly of L'Avenue Bistro in Sugarhouse fame. Franck's is a casual fine dining restaurant set in a renovated old home with a warm, contemporary design. The dining room is small and cozy; it's a friendly neighborhood "getaway". Franck's menu may be described as American with a French flare as Franck is French and trained in France before moving to the United States. On the menu you will find classic American comfort food such as fried chicken, meatloaf, and steak as well as classic French dishes such as escargot, cheese fondue, and fois gras.
Fresco Italian Café offers dine dining Italian cuisine, adding fresh herbs and seasonal ingredients lightly accenting their sauces and dressings, all complimented by exceptional attentive service. Fresco Italian Café features a daily selection of risotto not to be missed! In warmer months, the candlelit patio is a lovely setting for the delicious food.
With a tempting New American Bistro menu featuring a "World of Flavors" and a playful sense of whimsy and style, Bambara is one of downtown Salt Lake City's liveliest restaurants. Housed in the historic Continental Bank lobby, Bambara Salt Lake City expertly melds a sense of tradition with a very contemporary energy, at once colorful and elegant. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, this nationally recognized, award-winning restaurant has attracted a devoted following that expands daily.
An authentic Brazilian Steakhouse featuring a parade of rotisserie-grilled meats carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Rodizio Grill is America's Original Brazilian Steakhouse since 1995. Rodizio offers a mouth watering, sizzling, succulent experience of Glazed Pineapple, Top sirloin, Turkey wrapped in bacon, and so much more -- over a dozen selections to choose from! Rodizio Grill also boasts an impressive, 30-plus item gourmet salad bar with a variety of hot and cold specialty dishes. Just make sure to enjoy one of Rodizio's original, homemade Brazilian desserts. It's the perfect ending to the most amazing dining experience in Salt Lake City. Rodizio Grill was voted Nation's Restaurant News "Hot Concept" award winner. Locations include Salt Lake City, American Fork, Denver and Fort Collins.
The Copper Onion is one of the new additions to the growing Utah foodie scene. Former NYC chef (and native Utahan) Ryan Lowder now brings his personal take on New American cuisine to his own kitchen with an approach inspired by his passion for Utah's outstanding farmstead ingredients and his experience as a chef cooking his way through Barcelona, NYC and South America. The Copper Onion serves a wide array of vegetable side dishes and a menu designed to explore and share, with plates such as Ricotta dumplings with lemon, sage and brown butter and Braised Pork Belly with shaved Brussels sprouts and pickled celeriac. Entrees include Fresh house-made papparedelle with lamb ragout and Duck Confit with butternut squash and roasted mushroom caps. An insistent focus on the freshest and best is paramount; sausages and burgers are ground daily, bread is baked and ice cream is made in house, offering casual diners an exceptional experience at affordable prices.
Pago features seasonal cuisine from local producers and 20 artisan wines by the glass, complemented by an intimate eco-chic setting.
For over two decades, diners at the Market Street Broiler has enjoyed a menu featuring over 30 varieties of scrumptious fresh seafood and 20 delicious non-seafood selections. "Fresh" is truly the focus here. Seafood flown in daily from around the world. We also offer Certified Angus "Natural" beef", and even Prime selections that are grilled to perfection. We also offer our famous Market Street Clam Chowder, a delectable assortment of delicious sandwiches,pastas and salads. And be sure to try the luscious fresh baked desserts from our in-house bakery!
Although the taste of their award winning brick-oven flatbreads is more than enough to convince your palate that you have indeed found a great restaurant, there is much more that goes into making this restaurant Epic. At Epic they pride themselves on high-quality food as well as service that stops at nothing to provide customers the best casual dining experience in Utah. Epic Casual Dining serves contemporary American cuisine including tenderloin of beef, seared ahi tuna, grilled chicken, brick-oven flatbreads, unique salads as well as intriguing specials. They have an extensive wine and beer list to satisfy everything from the simplest of tastes to the most discerning of wine lovers. Epic's atmosphere is elegant yet upbeat-which turns dinner into a night on the town. By the end of your meal, you will not only know that you are in a great restaurant, you will know that you are in an Epic Restaurant.
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Discovery Gateway is a children's museum, featuring interactive exhibits, educational programs and hands-on workshops that invite the whole family to create, learn and play together.
After three years of construction, the new home for the Natural History Museum of Utah, the Rio Tinto Center, is now open. Housed in an architecturally stunning building, the Museum features all new exhibits, interactive displays and hands-on activities. Don't miss the three-story Collections Wall, four outdoor terraces connected by hiking and foot trails, and stunning views of the Salt Lake Valley. The new Museum Store and Museum Cafe are just two of the enhanced visitor amenities. Discover this new location for yourself! The Natural History Museum of Utah is proud to be featured in the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass.
Utah's Hogle Zoo nurtures respect and appreciation for the natural world by providing diverse educational, recreational, and conservation opportunities. This is accomplished through imaginative exhibits and programs, professional animal care, and a commitment to excellence.
The Clark Planetarium, featuring 15,000 square feet of free exhibits, is a premier center of learning for audiences of all ages. Exhibits include "Science on a Sphere," a computer animation globe, "Newton's Daydream," an audio-kinetic sculpture, a Foucault pendulum, meteorites, telescope displays, an updating video from the Hubble telescope and an authentic moon rock sample from the Apollo 15 mission. Clark Planetarium also features an IMAX certified big screen theater with a 12,000-watt, 6-channel digital surround sound system for a stellar audio experience.
Utah Olympic Park offers year-round adventure and excitement. Learn about the Park's unique Olympic heritage on a guided tour, or take the ride of a lifetime on the Comet Bobsled Ride. The Olympic Park offers activities for all ages and abilities. Zip, climb, slide, hike and explore Olympic history, then watch elite athletes train - you could catch a future Olympian!
Piper Down Pub is the place where you can enjoy a true Olde World Pub experience. Service here is as important to the staff as it is to the customers. There is a sense of visiting a friend's home when you step into Piper Down. Enjoy the smoothest, freshest pint Salt Lake City has to offer, or sip one of our fine Irish Whiskeys. But that is just the beginning, sit back, relax, and allow our music to move you.
ZEST are Raising the Bar for Salt Lake's dining and social scene by incorporating delicious healthy cuisine, organic wines and beers, fresh, hand crafted drinks with a modern and fun atmosphere. With an array of entertainment from deejays to musicians, there is sure to be something that will fit your taste. 21+
Kristauf's Martini Bar features a premier selection of vodka and gin as well as other specialty spirits. Choose from over 80 varieties of classic and designer martinis or enjoy one of the many house cocktails. The intimate environment of Kristauf's is reminiscent of the eclectic bars and lounges of Paris, New York City and San Francisco. Kristauf's also provides event services for birthday parties and other special events. Kristauf's also provides event services for birthday parties and other special events.