Utah - Cultural Destinations
William Shakespeare would find himself at home in Cedar City, Utah, home of Utah's extravagant Shakespearean Festival! Each summer, visitors come from all corners to participate in this spectacular event, and to tour scenic Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Ogden, Utah, is a busy town north of Salt Lake City. Historically, Ogden was a major player in the development of the Transcontinental Railroad. Ogden's Golden Spike monument commemorates the beginning of the end of the American frontier: the connection of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads.
Park City Utah is famous for three world-class ski and summer resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Nearby hip clubs and restaurants and historic Main Street combine with excellent lodging to create the perfect destination.
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is Utah's capital and gateway to the state's renowned ski resorts, scenic national parks and recreational areas. The city is set against the towering Wasatch Mountains, which are buried under deep snow every winter. Salt Lake is well-known as a ski destination, having hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Skiers continue to flock here to enjoy world-class facilities and the "greatest snow on earth." The city also offers lively entertainment and nightlife.
Centrally located between Grand Canyon and Zion national parks to the south and Yellowstone/Grand Tetons to the north, Salt Lake City makes a great base camp for outdoor recreation. The city is a major regional business center and is the world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle choir. Visitors may tour historic Temple Square or attend a free concert by the choir. The University of Utah is also located in Salt Lake City.
St George Utah is known as "Utah's Dixie" because of its temperate climate and serves as a major gateway to nearby Zion National Park. Dixie College, the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm and many other attractions are on the "must see" list for the region. The Dixie Center hosts major concerts, conventions and other events. As a main destination, or as a base for exploring a nearby ghost town or scenic park, St. George is one of Utah's top travel destinations.
The BYU Cougars make their home in Provo Utah. Sundance Village and Robert Redford's Sundance Ski Resort are just up the road. Other noteworthy attractions, businesses, and facilities in Utah County include Timpanogos Cave National Monument, the annual Freedom Festival/4th of July celebrations, the Novell headquarters and Utah Valley State College (located in nearby Orem). This beautiful destination was made notorious by the mountain adventures of Butch Cassidy and the Sund