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Choose from the following:
Alf Engen Ski Museum Alta Ski Area
Antelope Island State Park Attractions
Ballet West Bingham Canyon Mine (Kennecott Copper Mine)
Brigham Young Monument  
Brighton Ski Lifts Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine Children's Museum of Utah
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Clark Planetarium
Deer Valley Ski Area Energy Solutions Center (Delta Center)
Family History Library & Family Search Fort Douglas Military Museum
Great Salt Lake State Marina Hellenic Cultural Museum
   
Hogle Zoo Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
International Peace Gardens Jordan River State Park
Joseph Smith Memorial Building Lagoon in nearby Farmington
Liberty Park Maurice Abravanel Concert Hall
Museum of Church History and Art Pioneer Memorial Museum
Raging Waters Red Butte Garden
Salt Lake City Airport Salt Lake City Arts Council
Salt Lake Olympic Cauldron Park  
Ski Utah Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
SnowShine Festival Solitude Ski Resort
Sports Teams Temple Square
The Beehive House - Historic Site The Children's Museum of Utah
The Lion House The Salt Palace
The Tracy Aviary This is the Place Monument and State Park
The Utah Symphony Trolley Square
Utah Attractions Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Utah Museum of Natural History Utah Opera
Utah State Capitol Utah State Historical Society Museum
Utah Tourism and Recreation Information Center Utah Travel Council
Utah Wildlife Wheeler Historic Farm
Welfare Square


Alf Engen Ski Museum

3000 Bear Hollow Dr.
Park City, UT 84098
Phone: 435-658-4240

Located in the Joe Quinney Winter sports Center at Utah Olympic Park, four miles north of Park City, Utah. Displays from Alf Engens and his prowess in the ski world along with many others who have contributed to the sport. Among the features are awards, medals, skiing equipment from the past as well as a picturial history of Mr. Engen.

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The Beehive House - Historic Site

67 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-240-2671

This former home of Brigham Young was built in 1854 is furnished with pioneer relics. It has been beautifully restored in a mid-1800's style. The beehive, atop the house, represents industry and is seen in motifs throughout the home. Free guided tours are available. Please call for hours.

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Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Drive
University of Utah campus
370 S. 1530 E.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0360
Phone: 801-581-7332

Permanent exhibits of paintings, sculpture, furniture, tribal art of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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Fort Douglas Military Museum

32 Potter Street
Fort Douglas
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113
Phone: 801-581-1251

This museum is in the former Quartermaster Victorian Infantry Barracks, originally built in 1875. Fort Douglas was founded in 1862 by the California Volunteers to protect the Overland Mail & Telegraph lines. A large library of military history is located here as well as two cemeteries, films and both permanent and temporary exhibits. Also available are study clubs, lectures, guided tours and more.

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Hellenic Cultural Museum

279 South 300 west
Salt Lake City 84101
Phone: 801 328-9681 or 484-9708

This museum features the Greek immigrants in the area with pictures, videos, taped interviews, costumes, dolls, mining tools and more. Artifacts from Greece are also on display. Please call for details and hours.

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LDS Family History Library
35 N. West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Phone: 866 406-1830
To locate the nearest Family history library near you, please call:
800-346-6044 or visit www.lds.org

The world's largest genealogical library! Open to the public for research and study. Guided tours are available. New genealogy website, Family Search, offers much information for anyone doing genealogical research.

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Utah Wildlife
1594 W. North Temple, Suite 2110
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: 801-538-4700

The best source of information on Utah wildlife is the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
All about wildlife, hunting and fishing in the state of Utah

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Salt Lake City Arts Council
54 Finch Lane
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Phone: 801-596-5000

All types of programs involving the arts - visual, performing, literary and more. Most activities are at no cost. Please call for details.

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Museum of Church History and Art

45 North West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Phone: 801-240-3310 (recorded info)
Store: 801-240-3592

Much to see at this museum including a old pioneer wagon and handcart. Also take advantage of the reference library, museum store, puppet shows,, audio tours and more. Please call ahead for tours and hours.

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Pioneer Memorial Museum

300 North Main
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

This is the place to view pioneer materials and artifacts.
This is the official site of the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers

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Utah Museum of Natural History
1390 E. Presidents Circle
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Phone: 801-581-4303

See skeletons of Stegosaurus, Allosaurus and more found in the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinsaur Quarry. There is even a dinosaur footprint big enough to SIT IN! School and community programs are available as well as workshops for teachers. Field trips focusing on fossils and other natural history topics are available.

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Utah State Historical Society & Museum

300 Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801-533-3500

Call ahead for special tours and school group programs. The museum features both permanent and changing exhibits.

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Wheeler Historic Farm

6351 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121-2438
Phone: 801-264-2241

See a real working farm in action! The visitors center has exhibits, dances and group facilities. Also available are wagon rides, evening chores tour, garden shows, overnight camping. There is even a haunted woods! Please call for details and hours.

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Alta Ski Area
P.O. Box 8007
Alta, Utah 84092
Phone (801) 359-1078
For snow report call (801) 572-3939

This area is in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The elevation base is 8,550 feet and offers a 2,000 foot vertical drop.

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Brighton Ski Resort

12601 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road
Brighton, Utah 84121
exit 6 off Hwy 215
Phone - (801) 532-4731 or toll-free1-800-873-5512
This ski resort near SLC is near several other major ski areas and is just northwest of Heber City. Its elevation range is from 8,755 to 10,500 feet with a vertical drop of 1,745 feet. It features 3 double, 2 triple and two DQ lifts. There are more than 60 runs on two mountains of which 21% are beginner, 40% are intermediate and 39% are advanced. There are 850 skiable acres. Brighton features ski shops, ski rentals, a ski school, snowboarding, night skiing, restaurants and lodging. Kids and seniors (70+) ski free!

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
World headquarters. Visit historic Temple Square. If you have any questions, please call 800-537-9703

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Deer Valley Ski area

Only 36 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport in the Park City area.
Deer Valley has an elevation from 7,200 to 9,400 feet with a vertical drop of 2,200 feet. There are nine triple, two double and two high-speed quad lifts which you can use to access the 1,100 skiable acres here. Runs are 15% beginner, 50% intermediate and 35% advanced. The facilities include ski rental/shop/school, ice skating, snow-making machine, child care, restaurants, lodging.
Toll-free number: 800-424-Deer
Phone: 435-649-1000

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Great Salt Lake State Marina
16 miles west of SLC
P.O. Box 16658
SLC, Utah 84116
Phone - (801) 250-1898
This lake covers more than 2,000 square miles and is several times saltier than the ocean. A 200 slip marina, paddleboats, a sandy beach, picnic tables and concessions are among its facilities. A visitor's center is open year-round. The lake is approximately 17 miles west of Salt Lake City. It is the largest lake west of the Mississippi. The old Saltair resort offers rides, concerts, etc.

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Jordan River State Park

1084 N. Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone - (801) 533-5425
Located on Rose Park Lane, Exit 25 off I-215

This park follows along the Jordan River. Among the features of the park are canoeing and floating, handicap exercise course, walking and cycling trails, a modelport, a 9 hole golf course and an off-highway vehicle riding area.

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Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
Phone - 1-800-232-9542
An aerial tram offers panoramic views of the over 2,000 ski acres and surrounding areas. It is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon - take the I-80 east to I-215 south. The elevation is from 7,900 to 11,000 feet with a vertical drop of 3,100 feet. There are 2,000 skiable acres here with seven double lifts and a 125 passenger aerial tram. The longest run is 3.5 miles with 50% of the runs being intermediate level. Beginner runs take 20% and advanced 50%. Facilities include ski shops, ski rentals, a ski school, snowboarding, facilities and programs for disabled skiers, child care, restaurants, lodging, conference facilities and helicopter skiing.

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SnowShine Festival held annually in the Park City Ski Area.
For more information, please call 800-222-7275

It is possible this event may no longer be held. If anyone has information, please email us at Key to the City

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Solitude Ski Resort
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
Phone: 801-534-1400
Toll-free: 800-748-4SKI

A vertical drop of 2,030 feet hallmarks this ski area with an elevation of 8,000 feet to 10,030 feet. The runs here are 20% beginner, 50% intermediate and 30% advanced. The 1,100+ skiable acres are reached by four D lifts, two t's, and one high-speed Q lift. Among the facilities at Solitude are ski rentals, ski shop, country store, ski school, 20km of groomed cross-country trails, snow-making machine, restaurants, and lodging.

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This is the Place Heritage Park
2601 E. Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Phone - (801) 582-1847
The previous name for this park was Pioneer Trail State Park. It was reopened on 1 June 1996 as part of the Utah Centennial celebration. A re-created pioneer village, Old Deseret, showcases a typical pioneer community in the period 1847-1869. Costumed guides conduct tours and demonstrations. See adobe houses among other features of the era. The monument was built in 1947 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley.
This is The Place Heritage Park is a State Park Managed By This Is The Place Foundation
Also see the state park site for the park

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The Utah Symphony

123 W. South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-533-6407 or 533-5626
This well-known and respected symphony organization performs regularly throughout the state. For a complete schedule, please call.

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The Utah Opera Company
123 W. South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801-533-5626
Tickets: 801-533-NOTE

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The Utah Travel Council
can answer your questions about attractions in Utah.

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Salt Lake City International Airport

776 North Terminal Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Phone: 801-575-2400

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The Salt Palace

100 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801-534-4777
Large facility with huge ballroom - rooms for all types of events such as: local meetings, banquets or national conventions.

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Utah Tourism and Recreation Information Center

Council Hall/Capitol Hill
300 N. State St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone (800) 200-1160
Many governmental agencies have combined to form this information center located in Council Hall on Capitol Hill. Information is available about all of Utah's lands, including National parks, state parks, etc.

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Ski Utah

Learn all about the "Greatest Snow on Earth" at Ski Utah

information all all ski resorts in the state plus snow reports, individual area weather and facilities and more.
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Hogle Zoo

2600 Sunnyside Ave. (840 South)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Phone: 801-582-1631
Events Hotline: 801-584-1750

See over 1,200 animals along with many hands-on exhibits and a miniature railroad. Open 363 days a year (closed Christmas and New Years Day)

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Utah Children's Museum

444 West 100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801-456-KIDS
Not only are there many imaginative displays to view, but also available are interactive exhibits, programs and daily activities for children. See the website for more information
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Tracy Aviary

589 E. 1300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Phone: 801-596-8500

Located on eleven acres in Salt Lake City's giant Liberty Park, you may see over 1,000 birds on display as well as free-flying bird shows.
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Clark Planetarium
110 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1145
Phone: 801-456-STAR (7827)

See many exhibits as well as star, laser/music shows. The venue includes the ATK IMAX Theatre, the Hansen Dome Theatre and free exhibits

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Raging Waters

1200 W. 1700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Phone: 801-972-3300
Cool off in the heat of summer under cascading waterfalls and in ocean-like waves. Choose among at least 40 other ways to keep cool and have fun!!

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Lagoon

in Farmington, just 20 miles north of Salt Lake City on I-15
Not only can you enjoy yourself all day long with rides, entertainment and fun, but tour the Pioneer Village and just relax. Open daily during summer and weekends in fall and spring. Lagoon-A-Beach, a water park, is located right next door.

Toll Free Information: 1-800-748-5246
Park Information: (801) 451-8000

PO Box 696
375 North Lagoon Drive
Farmington, UT 84025

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Sports Teams

NBA Utah Jazz
Professional Basketball!
Games at the Delta Center
301 W. South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1219
Phone: 801-325-2500

Utah Grizzlies
Professional Hockey Team
3200 South Decker Lake Drive
West Valley City, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-988-8000

Salt Lake Bees
Baseball Club
Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and member of the Pacific Coast League
Games are played at Spring Mobile Ballpark
77 West 1300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Phone: 801-325-BASE

Known as the Salt Lake Buzz from 1994 until 2001 when the name was changed.

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Brigham Young Monument & Eagle Gate

located just north of Main and South Temple. This monument honors colonizer and LDS Church President, Brigham Young.

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International Peace Gardens

1000 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Phone: 801-972-7860

In Jordan Park, these gardens represent other countries using floral architecture and displays. Open May through November.

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The Energy Solutions Arena

301 W. South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801-325-2000

Formerly known as the Delta Center, The Energy Solutions Arena is the home of the Utah Jazz of the NBA. In July, the Delta Center hosts one of the largest rodeos in the world, the Days Of '47 Rodeo.The arena will seat 20,700.

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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

279 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-328-9681

Located in an area known as "Greek Town," this building was built in 1923. The Hellenic Cultural Museum is located in the lower level of the Cathedral.

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Trolley Square

600 South at 700 East
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-521-9877

This is a national historic site. Walking tours are available. Open Monday through Saturday. You can shop, dine and be entertained all in one interesting place.

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Liberty Park

1300 South 589 East
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-972-7800

A large, mature park with many amenities such as walking trails, playground, paddle boats, tennis courts, picnic areas and much more. Tracy Aviary is located at the southwest end of the park. It has over 750 birds on display. This park is maintained by Salt Lake City Parks Division.

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Saint Mark's Cathedral

231 east 100 south
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-322-3400

Dating back to 1871, this cathedral is the third oldest Episcopal cathedral in the USA. It is Utah's oldest non-Mormon church. It was designed by architect, Richard Upjohn and is in the Gothic Revival Style. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1970.

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Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine

331 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-328-8941

This beautiful cathedral has wonderful stained glass windows and art work. It is built in the Rhenish Gothic style of architecture

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Utah State Capitol

Capitol Hill, northernmost end of State Street
120 State Capitol
350 N. State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: 801-538-3074

This building of Utah Granite was designed by Utah architect, Richard K.A. Kletting, and is a good example of Renaissance Revival style. It was begun in 1912 and completed in 1916, costing over 2 million. Guided tours are available. The building was renovated beginning in 2004 to protect against major earthquake damage and to add more up-to-date technology. .

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Joseph Smith Memorial Building

South Temple & Main Street
15 East South Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Phone: 801-240-4383

The building, named in honor of Joseph Smith, who restored the LDS Church, was formerly the elegant Hotel Utah built in 1911. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. Tours are available. See the current film in the Legacy Theater. Admission is free, but you will need tickets to enter. For tickets, please call: 801-240-4383. The Family Search Center is also located in the Joseph Smith Building. Several restaurants are located here as well as numerous rooms where receptions, conventions, meetings, etc may be held.

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Historic Temple Square

50 W. North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 800-453-3860 ex 21161 (events, attractions, tours)

A 10 acre parcel of immaculate grounds and gardens along with the Salt Lake Temple. The famous Tabernacle is also on the grounds. The Assembly Hall with its unique style also hosts concerts. The Tabernacle Choir airs its weekly broadcast from the Tabernacle. Their rehearsals are open to the public. Please see the website or call for details.

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Maurice Abravanel Concert Hall

123 W. South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801-533-5626
Ticket Office: 801-533-6683

The home of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera, this hall is known for its fine acoustics. Many concerts are held here each year. It first opened in Setpember, 1979 as Symphony Hall. It was named for Maurice Abravanel, the conductor of the symphony in May 1993. It was renovated in 1998.

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The Lion House

63 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-363-5466

This was once the home of Brigham Young and was built in 1855. Please see the website or call for details

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Ballet West

50 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801-323-6900

One of America's leading ballet companies.

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Things to See and Do

in the Salt Lake City area from the Chamber

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Welfare Square

780 West 800 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-240-4872 (for all types of tours)

The Humanitarian Center
1665 South Bennett Road (2030 West)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-240-5954 (for all types of tours)

Take a courtesy van to Welfare Square or the Humanitarian Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You leave from Temple Square, take the guided tour and then return to Temple Square. The entire tour takes about two hours


Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Phone: 801-581-4747

Utah's Botanical Garden and Arboretum at the University of Utah
A Four-Season Experience
These gardens have over 150 acres with walking paths and hiking trails. It is the largest botanical and ecological center in the Intermountain West. The Garden is open year-round and offers many and varied programs all year.

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Antelope Island State Park
4528 West 1700 South
Syracuse, UT 84075
Phone: 773-2941

This is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. Wildlife abounds including a herd of 500 bison. There are also Pronghorn and Bighorn Sheep. The island is open for biking, hiking, skiing and horseback riding. There is also an informative visitor center on the island. See the website for additional information.

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Salt Lake Olympic Cauldron Park

Next to Rice-Eccles Stadium, on the University of Utah campus is the Olympic Cauldron Park. This was the site of both the opening and closing ceremonies. Come visit to see what has been preserved from the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake City

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Bingham Canyon Mine (Kennecott Copper Mine)

A popular and fascinating attraction. Start at the visitor's center along the edge of the open pit copper mine. The mining began here in 1903. It is still in operation today. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and again in 1972 by the National Park Service. It is about 25 miles southwest of downtown. See the website for more information.

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