Sightseeing in South Salt Lake


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  • Tracy Aviary
    Shafts of sunlight pierce Tracy Aviary’s dense conifer forest, sending great grey owls into hiding until nightfall, when they emerge to hunt silently above the treetops. The Owl Forest is just one of five diverse ecosystems that dot the aviary’s eight acres. Nearby, at the South American Pavilion, aviary keepers tend to keel-billed toucans as their colorful beaks break through the cereal boxes in which they incubate. And on the Kennecott Wetland, visitors can espy long-billed curlews and American coots roosting in the tall grass. In addition to providing a diverse habitat in which native and endangered species can thrive, Tracy Aviary’s curators strive to educate visitors about threats to avian species and to encourage conservation. To that end, Tracy Aviary hosts daily bird encounters, small group talks with keepers, and up close encounters with many species.
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    589 E 1300 S
    Salt Lake City, UT US
  • Sugar Space Studio for the Arts
    Sugar Space Studio for the Arts coordinates some of the best theater in Salt Lake City. From the moment the curtain draws, you'll be having a great time. Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the museum. At Sugar Space Studio for the Arts, dancers of all levels can experiment with movement and hone their skills through one of many heart-pumping classes. At Sugar Space Studio for the Arts, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
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    616 Wilmington Avenue
    Salt Lake City, UT US
  • Salt Lake Art Center
    Since its inception in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has become a renowned haven of culture in the Salt Lake City community. The museum is a multi-year recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and its numerous accolades include Best of State in 2011 and 2012. Its four gallery spaces have hosted exhibitions by local artists, such as LeConte Stewart and Anna Campbell Bliss, as well as famous names, such as Ignacio Uriarte, Christian Jankowski, and Jennifer West. In addition to gallery displays, the museum hosts film screenings, classes, and other activities that promote appreciation of the arts. A museum educator drives an art truck to schools along the Wasatch Front, introducing students to contemporary art and activating windshield wipers that spray paintbrush cleaner. Kids and parents can see the current artwork and create their own collaborative, hands-on projects during free Family Art Saturdays, and adults can get a crash course in art appreciation during Art Fitness Training.
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    20 S West Temple
    Salt Lake City, UT US
  • The Leonardo
    A true polymath, Leonardo da Vinci was never content learning a single subject at a time. Leonardo’s expertise is renowned, as he honed his mind as an artist, scientist, inventor, and mutant ninja. In this same spirit, The Leonardo, his namesake museum, explores the ways that science, technology, art, and creativity connect. Each day, its exhibits bustle with activity as visitors examine thought-provoking installations, experiment with hands-on activities, and participate in ever-changing workshops. The Dynamic Performance of Nature exhibit, for example, is a giant sine curve made of solar-powered LEDs that stretches the length of room. It flashes and changes its color in response to real-world factors such as solar radiation, humidity, and pollution. Artists, inventors, and other innovative thinkers work within the Lab@Leo, where they help museum guests make creative projects out of different materials. Some of the museum's other exhibits include I.D.: What Makes You, You?, which explores our genetic origins, and Render, where visitors can create their own short animated films.
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    209 E 500 S
    Salt Lake City, UT US
  • Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
    Designed to highlight the different ways children learn, Discovery Gateway's exhibits are colorful and kid-friendly. Around every corner is something to touch, investigate, or explore. Size: 60,000 square feet Eye-Catcher: Kids enter The Garden through a 30-foot beehive to learn about how life grows. Don't Miss: At Kid's Eye View, everything's scaled down to help kids learn about the world on their own scale; here, kids explore a farm, a market, a construction site, and a water play area. Hands-On Experiences: At the Saving Lives exhibit, kids role-play and learn in a number of activities, coordinating a life flight launch, caring for patients in an interactive treatment area in a helicopter, and using a gurney track to transport patients from the helicopter to the emergency department. Special Programs: The museum hosts a wide selection of art and science classes, plus activities and workshops for kids. Celebrations: A charming room hosts birthday parties with themed activities, such as a superhero obstacle course and a musical parade.
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    444 W 100 S
    Salt Lake City, UT US
  • Mestizo Institute of Culture and Art
    The premier destination for fabulous coffee and tasty tea, Mestizo Institute of Culture and Art in Salt Lake City is one of the area's best-rated restaurants. It's a culinary destination for customers interested in fantastic food. Thanks to its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Rocky Mountain weather is cooperative. No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. If you want to surf the web or knock some work out, feel free to connect your device to the complimentary WiFi. Located right in the center of Utah's capital, chances are you won't walk away from Mestizo Institute of Culture and Art disappointed. The restaurant is easily reachable by public transit, and visitors who drive have access to a private lot nearby (or can park on the street). Would you prefer to ride there? Bike parking is also provided.
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    631 W North Temple
    Salt Lake City, UT US

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