Utah Interesting Places and Maps

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Historically interesting places

Dinosaur National Monument
The Dinosaur National Monument is a conservation area located in northeastern Utah and northwest Colorado. The protected area covers an area of ​​approx. 832 km² and is known as the site of the excavation site of fossils. But that’s not all, because the scenic beauty of the area is breathtaking. The first fossils were discovered here in 1909 and the area has been protected since 1915. In the Dinosaur National Monument you can either enjoy nature on all kinds of hiking trails or learn more about the earth’s history on the Fossil Discovery Trail. It is also possible to admire petroglyphs left by the Fremont culture. It is also possible to go on a rafting tour with a permit on the Green River or the Yampa River. The park has 3 campsites in Utah and 3 in Colorado. Despite the beauty, the Dinosaur National Monument is not – or not yet – crowded with around 230,000 visitors a year.

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Contact www.nps.gov/dino/index.htm

Golden Spike National Historic Site
The Golden Spike National Historic Site is a memorial in northern Utah. This is where the U.S.’s first transcontinental railroad line was completed in May 1869, on May 10th. The name of the memorial is explained by the fact that a golden railway nail was hammered in to complete the railway line. The memorial has existed since 1957 and covers an area of ​​approximately 11 km². Every year on May 10, the scene of the completion of the railway line is performed again. The Visitor Center also has an exhibition with replicas of the historic trains.

Contact www.nps.gov/gosp/index.htm

Cove Fort Historic Site
The Cove Fort is a historic fort from 1867. The peculiarity of the fort is that, unlike most of the forts of the time, it was not built from wood but from volcanic rock. As a result, the Cove Fort still exists today and has not disappeared like its wooden relatives. The fort shows a square structure with a side length of approx. 30 m. The fort served as a protection and supply point during the western expansion of the United States. There were facilities for repairing cars, a telegraph station and the Pony Express stop.

Contact www.covefort.com/

Special buildings and structures

Dewey Bridge
This bridge over the Colorado River was completed in 1916 and thoroughly renovated in 2000. The bridge is 153 m long. At that time it was one of the longest suspension bridges in the United States west of the Mississippi.
But it was destroyed by fire on April 6, 2008 and is now of historical interest only.

Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City
The Utah State Capitol in the city of Salt Lake City is the government seat of the state of Utah. The Capitol was built from 1912 to 1916 and the architectural style is a mix of neoclassical influences and influences from the Corinthian order. When the Capitol opened, local newspapers compared it to the Parthenon in Athens. The Utah State Capitol is made of granite and its dome is 87 m high, which is only 0.6 m less than the Capitol in Washington DC.

Contact 320 State Capitol
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

Wells Fargo Center in Salt Lake City
The Wells Fargo Center is a skyscraper in the city of Salt Lake City and is 129 m high. This makes the Wells Fargo Center the tallest building in the state of Utah. The skyscraper was built from 1996 to 1998.

Contact 239 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Kennecott Smokestack
The Kennecott Smokestack is a 370.33 m high chimney of a copper smelter of the Kennecott Copper Corporation in Garfield County. It was built in 1978 and is currently the tallest chimney in the world. Ironically, the structure does not have the title of the tallest building in the state.

Utah Olympic Park near Salt Lake City
The Utah Olympic Park is the venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Utah Olympic Park is located approximately 30 km east of Salt Lake City. Decisions in bobsleigh, skeleton, tobogganing, ski jumping and Nordic combined were fought out here. The complex is still in operation today and serves as a training center for Olympic athletes.

Contact 3419 Olympic Parkway
Park City, Utah 8409

Main Library in Salt Lake City
The Main Library in Salt Lake City, also known as the Salt Lake City Public Library, is not only a public library, but also an architectural masterpiece. The library was built from 1962 to 1964. The library covers an area of ​​22,000 m² on 5 floors and houses over 500,000 books there. The highlight, however, is the curved 5-storey glass front of the library. So if you want to read a good book in peace or enjoy the unique architecture, you should not miss the visit to the Main Library in Salt Lake City.

Contact 210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Salt Lake Tabernacle
The Salt Lake Tabernacle in Temple Square in the city of Salt Lake City is a conference center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). The Salt Lake Tabernacle was built from 1864 to 1867. The special feature of the Salt Lake Tabernacle is its acoustic architecture. The building was built so that every guest inside can hear the speaker without a microphone or amplifier. This is all the more impressive considering that the Salt Lake Tabernacle can hold up to 5,000 visitors. There is also an organ inside, which with 11,623 organ pipes is one of the largest organs in the world. The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir also occurs here. Entry is free.

Contact 91 NW Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Salt Lake Assembly Hall
The Salt Lake City Assembly Hall is a gathering place for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in the city of Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Assembly Hall was built from 1877 to 1879. The building looks like a church and is built in the Gothic style of the Victorian period. The Salt Lake Assembly Hall was built from granite and therefore looks very solid and robust. The layout of the Salt Lake Assembly Hall is based on the crucifix. Free music performances take place here on weekends.

Contact 91 NW Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Union Station in Ogden
The Union Station in the city of Ogden is the former main station of the city. The station building was built in 1891 and rebuilt after a fire in 1925. The station was built in the Spanish colonial style and is now home to several museums such as the Utah State Railroad Museum, the Eccles Rail Center and the John M. Browning Firearms Museum.

Contact 2501 Wall Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Map of Utah

1UpTravel.com – Maps of Utah

Browse a collection of state, city, national park, monument, and historical maps of this US state. Check out the maps of Arches, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

Website: http://www.1uptravel.com/worldmaps/utah.html

Abbey Inn – St. George, Utah Map

Find local attractions and points of interest in and around St. George Utah. Find National and State Parks with this color map.

Website: http://www.bwabbeyinn.com/map.htm

Advanced Realty – St. George Utah City Map

View the geography of St. George Utah and surrounding communities of Washington County Utah.

Website: http://www.advancedrealty.net/map1.html

Bryce Canyon Country Cabins – Bryce Canyon, Map

Locate information on attractions and sites around Bryce Canyon National Park. Contains links to information on travel, and lodging.

Website: http://www.brycecountrycabins.com/map.html

Bryce Valley Inn – Bryce Canyon National Park, Map

Map of Souther Utah’s Bryce Canyon area just minutes away from many of Utah’s National and State Parks.

Website: http://www.brycevalleyinn.com/map.html

Grand Canyon Expedition Company – Grand Canyon National Park, Map

Find information on Grand Grand Canyon National Park Map and areas of interest pertaining to scenic tours and vacation related attractions.

Website: http://www.gcex.com/maps.htm

Motel 6 Cedar City, Cedar City, Utah Map

Cedar City Utah map detailing attractions and accommodations in for Southern and Central Utah.

Website: http://www.motel6cedar.com/maps.html

Pioneer Lodge, Zion National Park, Utah Maps

Locate areas of interest and beauty near Zion National Park including the vast scenic attractions, and wildlife.

Website: http://www.pioneerlodge.com/map.html

St. George – Coral Hills Map

St. George, Utah city map and surrounding area. See the nearby parks and the mileage to scenic attractions.

Website: http://www.coralhills.com/map.htm

Utah – National Geographic Map Machine

Take a look at a shaded-relief map of the area known as the Beehive State. Also features a brief bit of history.

Website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/atlas/usstates/sutah.

Utah – University of Texas Library

Venture into the Rockies with Utah state maps, topographic city maps, and charts of various national and state parks and historic sites.

Website: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/utah.html

Utah – US Census Bureau Map

Find a clickable map that offers information such as income and poverty estimates, an economic census, and county profiles.

Website: http://www.census.gov/datamap/www/49.html