SALT LAKE CITY

About Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the capital of the state Utah and it is the most populated city in the state. The city was founded in 1847. At first the name was different, the city was called: Great Salt Lake City but in 1868 people decided to change the name and erase Great from the name. 1847 wasn’t the first year people lived in this place. Years before the city was really founded, people lived here but they lived here for just one or two season a year.
One of the icons of Salt Lake City is the Temple Square. This was one of the first buildings the founders made plans for. They started to build the temple in 1853 and 40 years after the start the temple was finished.
The population of the city grew rapidly after the founding of the city. One of the biggest reasons for that was that there would be gold in the city. A lot of gold seekers moved to the city in the hope to find some gold and live a better life. Later the population stagnated, probably there was not very much gold in the city. You can imagine that the city has a long and interesting history.

Things to do and to see in the city

Most of the tourists that visit this city come for skiing, but the city has a lot more to offer than just that. There are a lot of different museums in the city and we will tell something about a couple museums. If you are travelling with children the Clark Planetarium is a great option. The planetarium has a IMAX theatre. This is a theatre where you can watch 3D movies. There are a lot of different movies to watch. But there is more! There are a couple of different exhibitions and the most of them are about astronomy. Children will enjoy there visit and learn a lot. For more information you can visit the website of the Clark Planetarium. An other museum is the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. This museum has a lot of different exhibitions and they change all the time and that’s the reason we can’t tell a lot about this museum, but if you love art you should visit this museum. For more information you can visit the website of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. There are a lot more museums. If you want some more information about the other museums you should visit the visitor center in Salt Lake City.

If you don’t want to visit museums there are more things to do. There are a couple of different theaters. The great thing about the shows in these theaters is that a lot of Broadway shows visit this city to play the shows. So if you love theater, but you don’t want to go New York, Salt Lake City is a great option. Besides the theaters shows the city has a lot of other aspects why this is a city that a lot of tourists visit.

A great sight seeing option is to visit the Temple Square. You can see and do all kind of different things. We made a special page about this on our website so you can visit that page to learn everything about the Temple Square

A special part of the city is the Gateway District. This part is located in downtown Salt Lake City. This is also the historic center of the city. You can do all kind of things in this part. You can shop till you drop or visit the Clark Planetarium because that is also located here.

As we mentioned before the city is great for skiing. We are not going to tell you everything about that because normally that is not a big part of a RV trip. If you want more information about this you can search for it on the internet. If you don’t know where to look, maybe we can help you.

Campgrounds in or near Salt Lake City

There is a KOA campground near to the Temple Square. You will not get closer to the center of the city and this campground has everything you need when you are travelling with a RV. For more information you can visit the website of KOA Salt Lake City.

 


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