Utah has a famous collection of parks that attract visitors from far and wide. However, the state is also home to a variety of other attractions separate from the national and state parks. From impressive architectural masterpieces to age-old historic attractions, Utah has something for everyone.
Read on to find out more about the popular alternatives to visiting Utah parks.
This is one of the most popular attractions in Utah. Located in Salt Lake City, Temple Square covers thirty-five acres of land; and marks the initial settlement of the Mormons. It provides a welcome green space right within the hustle and bustle of the city.
Visitors can explore the temple buildings at the location. The fact that entry into the main buildings and nearby green spaces in Temple Square is free makes it an appealing option for visitors who have to stick to a given travel budget.
Capitol Building In Salt Lake City
Another impressive architectural masterpiece in Utah is the capitol building located in Salt Lake City, the capital of the state. A popular attraction for both history buffs and architecture lovers, the 100-year-old building was designed by Richard K A Knitting.
Although it has been renovated over the years to maintain its structural integrity, it still maintains its classic look; showcasing the best of the Neoclassical Revival Corinthian architecture.
Utah has been home to human beings for ages. As proof, the state is home to a variety of attractions littered with exhibits of artwork left behind by ancient civilizations. Newspaper Rock is one such attraction. Located to the south of Moab, the exhibit contains a collection of rock art panels housed in a sandstone gallery. Over the centuries, more figures have been added. The display contains figures that resemble a variety of beings, including human and even alien.
Utah’s varied landscape has attracted film makers looking to capture the visuals associated with westerns. Kanab, nicknamed Little Hollywood, is a farm town that also doubles as a gateway to amazing backdrops including the Vermillion Cliffs, Grand Canyon and Zion Canyon.
The Little Hollywood Museum, located in the town, houses a variety of impressive exhibits that include memorabilia, history exhibits and famous movie sets.
You can use the above list of attractions to come up with a varied travel itinerary that includes the most popular Utah attractions, as well as some interesting ones off the beaten track.