Salt Lake City Attractions

Museums, Shopping, National and State Park plus so much more!

From museums and shopping to National and State parks, there is something for everyone to do while you stay with us at Alta and Snowbird.

Ballet West


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Ballet West was established in Salt Lake City in 1963 and preforms at the Capitol Theatre, about 40 minutes from Alta and Snowbird. Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents.  Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet.

City Creek Center


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Located about 40 minutes from Alta and Snowbird, in the heart of Salt Lake City, City Creek Center is the retail centerpiece of downtown. This unique shopping environment features a retractable glass roof, a creek that runs through the property, a pedestrian skybridge and more. A world-class fashion and dining destination offering over 100 stores and restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Coach, and Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, in a casual, pedestrian-friendly environment.

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum


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Located in the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake City about 40 minutes from Alta. Discovery Gateway offers 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. Explore engaging workshops, programs and exhibits that invite the whole family to create, learn and play together!

Gardner Village


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Located about 30 minutes from Alta and Snowbird, in every season, Gardner Village dazzles and delights. Stroll the brick-lined paths and discover 22 boutique-style shops surrounding the historic Gardner Mill. With the ambiance and charm of an early Utah Village, you’ll enjoy shopping and dining in a leisurely-paced setting.

Hogle Zoo


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Utah’s Hogle Zoo dates from 1931 and is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, about 30 minutes from Alta and Snowbird. The Zoo is one of the most visited attractions in Utah and its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals.

Alta’s Mountainside Spa


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The Mountainside Spa at Alta offers treatments in three beautiful spa locations in Alta:
Alta’s Rustler Lodge
Goldminer’s Daughter
Snowpine Lodge

They also offer Canyon Services guests an exclusive Splurge Special from 10 am to 2 pm – ask them about it when you call to book your appointment!

Cliff Spa


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Relax at the Cliff Spa with yoga and fitness classes, the rooftop hot tub and heated pool and the eucalyptus steam room, all included in the day pass daily rate. Located on the top floor of the Cliff Lodge.

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Cottonwood Canyon Massage


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Want to stay in?  No problem!  We come to you!  Enjoy the convenience of the canyon’s finest massage therapy services in the comfort of your vacation rental.  Our team of massage therapists provides full 60, 90 and 120-minute massages catered to your specific needs.  We specialize in deep tissue massage, sports massage, Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy, structural integration, and injury rehabilitation.  Canyon Services guests receive a complimentary essential oil treatment with their massage.  Call and book with us today!

Living Planet Aquarium


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Utah’s Hogle Zoo dates from 1931 and is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, about 30 minutes from Alta and Snowbird. The Zoo is one of the most visited attractions in Utah and its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals.

Mountain Coaster


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The Snowbird Mountain Coaster is 3,120 feet of twists and turns. Located at the base of the Peruvian chairlift just outside the Snowbird Center, you’ll be pulled to the top of the track and then gravity will take over. The cart’s speed is controlled by the driver and as you descend 160 vertical feet you’ll experience two horizontal loops, a tree-lined straightaway and swooping turns.

National Parks

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In Utah there are several National Parks and many National Monuments. Southern Utah is home to four National Parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Zion. All of these parks are within a 5 hour drive of Alta and Snowbird.

Utah is also home to many National Monuments like Dinosaur in the north, Timpanogos Cave in the Wastach Mountains in and Capitol Reef in south-central Utah.

Natural History Museum of Utah


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Located 40 minutes from Alta and Snowbird, near the University of Utah, the Natural History Museum of Utah illuminates the natural world and the place of humans within it. NHMU provides opportunities for students and visitors to better understand their interactions with the natural world and provide a framework for individual and community decision-making.

Real Salt Lake

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Enjoy a professional soccer game with Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium. An outdoor venue located about 30 minutes from Alta and Snowbird.

Salt Lake Bees


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The Salt Lake Bees are our minor league baseball team and are affiliated with the major league team Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Smith’s Ballpark, where they play, is about 40 minutes from Alta and Snowbird. Enjoy a game on your summer trip!

Scenic Aerial Tram Rides


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Experience an unforgettable sight as you travel to 11,000-feet to Hidden Peak at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. The 10 minute trip (along a 1.6 mile cable and up 2,900 vertical feet) provides views of snow-capped slopes, Alta and the Salt Lake Valley.

Snowbird Snowmobiling


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With over 100,000 acres of riding and phenomenal views from your very own snowmobile. This is adventure is one you won’t soon forget!

Snowshoeing at Snowbird


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This activity provides fun and exercise in the beautiful Wasatch mountains. Guided tours are available with knowledgeable guides. All levels of snowshoeing experience are welcome, this is a great way to experience the mountains!

State Parks

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Utah is home to over 40 State Parks with many in the Wasatch Mountains and surrounding areas. Little Cottonwood Canyon is a prefect home base to explore all the beauty of Utah! Our open lands make this the prefect playground, winter, spring summer and fall.

Hiking, Biking, Concerts and More!

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From the Mountain Coaster and Alpine Slide to outdoor concerts, hiking, fishing and Tram rides; Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort has the prefect activity for your family and friends this summer!

The Tabernacle Choir

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For more than a century, the Tabernacle Choir has given voice to the hopes, joys, trials, and triumphs of people around the world.

This 360-member chorus of men and women, all volunteers, has performed at World’s Fairs and expositions, at inaugurations of U.S. presidents, in acclaimed concert halls from Australia and Europe to Asia and the Middle East, and on television broadcasts. The choir has even been referred to as “America’s Choir,” as a result of their high standard of popular choral music.

Learn more about their performances and events here.

Located at Temple Square, about 40 minutes from Alta and Snowbird.

Temple Square


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Temple Square is located in downtown Salt Lake City about 40 minutes from Alta and Snowbird. The grounds of Temple Square are beautiful whatever season of the year with exquisite gardens, beautiful Christmas lights and interesting historical sites. Also featured are the largest genealogy library of its kind in the world and the renowned Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. A visit to Temple Square is a unique experience, enjoy!

Thanksgiving Point


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This is a place of discovery with beautiful gardens, festivals, Museum of Natural Curiosity, golfing, shopping and more! Located 45 minutes from Alta, half-way between Salt Lake City and Provo just off Interstate 15 at the Point of the Mountain.

The Leonardo


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The Leonardo is a contemporary museum that explores the unexpected ways that science, technology, art and creativity connect. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, just 40 minutes from Little Cottonwood Canyon. This is your place to see one-of-a-kind, interactive exhibits and participate in ever-changing programs, workshops,and classes.

This is the Place


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Located about 30 minutes from Alta and Snowbird, near the Hogle Zoo.

The West… just as it was! Step back in time with a visit to Utah’s premier living history attraction, come and explore Utah’s rugged and fascinating past! Open year round, enjoy train rides, special events and a unique living history.

Tracy Aviary


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Located 40 minutes from Alta near downtown Salt Lake, at Liberty Park, Tracy Aviary offers year-round exhibits, bird shows and educational experiences for all ages. There is no end to the eye-opening and educational experiences you, your family, your friends or your group will enjoy. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

Utah Jazz


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The Utah Jazz play in the heart of Salt Lake City at Energy Solutions Arena, about 40 minutes from Alta and Snowbird.

Utah Olympic Oval


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Located just 45 minutes from Alta and Snowbird, the Utah Olympic Oval is known for the ‘Fastest Ice on Earth’. Home to over 100 world records in speed skating. Built in 2001, this amazing venue has transformed from a high-performance competition venue to a community recreational resource for Utah residents from all over Salt Lake Valley. Today, the Olympic Oval continues to host world-class speed skating races annually and provides learn-to-programs for aspiring figure skaters, speed skaters, hockey players and more.

Utah Olympic Park

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Located in Park City, Utah, about 1 hour form Alta and Snowbird, the Utah Olympic Park is open year-round to visitors.

Home to six Nordic Ski Jumps, 1,335-meter sliding track with five start areas, freestyle aerials winter training and competition hill, and 750,000-gallon training pool. It also features the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, which houses both the Alf Engen Ski Museum and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum.

Parking and admission to the museums and venue is free.

Utah Symphony


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The Utah Symphony plays at Abravanel Hall in downtown Salt Lake City, about 40 minutes from Alta and Snowbird.

Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony is one of America’s major symphony orchestras, known internationally for its distinctive performances and recording legacy. A leading cultural organization in the Intermountain West, the Utah Symphony has a rich history of international and domestic tours, award-winning recordings, and in-depth educational programs. Today, the orchestra’s 85 full-time professional musicians perform over 175 concerts each season.