Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is the capital of the US state of Utah.
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The Salt Lake City area is divided into seven council districts:
- Council District 1, northwest, with the districts of Westpointe, Jordan Meadows, Rose Park and the western part of Fairpark
- Council District 2, south-west, with Poplar Grove, Glendale and the center of Fairpark
- Council District 3, north-east, with the district of Greater Avenues, Capital Hill and east of Fairpark
- Council District 4, in the center, with downtown, Central City and East Central
- Council District 5, on the southern edge of the center, with Ball Park, Central City, Liberty-Wells and East Liberty Park
- Council District 6, East and South-East, with the University of Utah, Yalecrest, Foothill/Sunnyside, Sunnyside East, Wasatch Hallow, Bonneville Hills, East Bench and Northeast of Sugar House
- Council District 7, in the extreme south, with most of Sugar House
The neighboring cities, also counted in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, are politically independent from Salt Lake City:
- Bountiful, Layton, Clearfield, Roy and Ogden in the north
- West Valley City, Murray, West Jordan and Sandy in the south
The city is known as the seat of the Mormon Church and as a former location of the Winter Olympic Games (2002).
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is easily accessible from all over the world, for example by using Lufthansa from Frankfurt via Denver to SLC.
In Salt Lake City, the FrontRunner 750, a regional railway line that connects the city to Ogden and Provo.
On the street
- Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E S Temple. Very worthy Catholic Church.
- Utah State Capitol, at the northern end of North State St. The Utah state parliament building, inspired by the State Capitol in Washington D.C.
- Tracy Aviary, in the southwest of Liberty Park, at corner 589 East 1300 South. Large, very busy bird house.
Temple Square is the block around the very prominent Salt Lake Temple, already widely visible, located between North Temple St, West Temple St, South Temple St and Main St. Here are the most important addresses of the Mormon community. The area is very crowded with tourists, and sometimes it gets very busy. Those who don't want to be missionary are well advised around Temple Square, with conspicuously good-looking young people, even though it may be difficult to avoid eye contact from the outset.
- Salt Lake Temple, 50 West North Temple St, Temple Square. House of the Mormon community. The interior is not accessible to the public.
- Salt Lake Tabernacle, Temple Square. The Mormon community’s assembly house, where organ concerts and the concerts of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir are held.
- Family History Library, 35 West Temple, at the western edge of Temple Squares. Library with one of the largest genealogical datasets in the world.
- LDS Conference Center, 60 North Temple St, on the north edge. A very interesting conference center with an architectural style, whose roof garden offers a beautiful view of the city. Take a look inside, the auditorium can seat no less than 21,000 people. Free visits.
Council District 6 (East, South-East)
- Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, university campus. The top museum of Salt Lake City.
- Red Butte Garden & Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, university campus. Wonderful botanical garden.
- Utah’s Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave S, southeast of the University. The city's very popular 17-hectare zoo, with everything you would expect from a first-class zoo.
Outside the city
- Big Cottonwood Canyon. One of the main attractions of the region.
- City Creek Center, 50 Main St (the block just south of Temple Square). The most important downtown shopping center in Salt Lake City. internal and external facilities. More expensive, but wonderful for shopping.
- Smith’s, corner 1174 W & 600 N (in the district of Wilkinsons, east of the airport). One of several branches of a regional supermarket chain.
- Antelope Island State Park
- Park City, the Olympic city of the 2002 Winter Games