Hogle Zoo#12 in Best Things To Do in Salt Lake City
Home to more than 800 animals, Hogle Zoo allows visitors to get up-close and personal with its residents. Visitors can feed the zoo's rhinos and birds (for additional fees), an activity that recent guests loved. Don't forget to pay a visit to Zuri: This African elephant was born at the zoo in 2009.
Most visitors agree that, although this isn't the best zoo in the country, a visit here is worth the price of entry. Recent visitors were especially pleased with the size of the animal enclosures and also noted that the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
The Hogle Zoo sits just east of the University of Utah campus and is open daily starting at 9 a.m., although closing times vary depending on the season. Admission costs between $11.95 and $14.95 for adults and $8.95 and $10.95 for children, depending on the time of year. Visit the zoo's website for more information.
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#1 Temple Square
Temple Square's three-block plaza is home to nearly 20 attractions related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's anchored by the towering Salt Lake Temple – where, among other things, weekly meetings of the church's governing bodies are held – and other fascinating buildings like the expansive Tabernacle and the Gothic-style Assembly Hall, which offer insight into the history and development of the Mormon church. You should also stop by the Family History Library, the largest genealogy library in the world. Once you've toured the sites, stroll through the square's scenic gardens and past the gurgling fountains.
Recent travelers recommend taking a free, guided tour of the square. Tours are not scheduled, but knowledgeable docents are available every day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Visitors are also welcome to attend the Sunday morning concerts in the Tabernacle, as well as the Thursday evening choir rehearsals (7:30 p.m.), both put on by the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
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