With just one day in Salt Lake City, you have plenty of time to tour the city’s historic sights, enjoy a trip into the mountains, and experience some of the evening culture. Here’s how to get the most out of Salt Lake City in just one day.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)
410 Campus Center Dr , Salt Lake City, USA, 84112
The UMFA offers self-guided and guided tours of the museum as well as special programs for children, adults, and families. Visitors can book a guided tour of the museum’s permanent or temporary exhibits or explore the galleries with self-guided tour materials designed to enhance your visit. Activities include a fine arts film series, lectures, painting classes, and summer camps for children.
Things to Know Before You Go
Utah Museum of Fine Arts is a must-see for art history buffs and arts lovers.
An admission fee is required to enter the museum and children 5 and under are free.
The UMFA cafe is a popular spot with both visitors and university students.
All galleries are wheelchair and stroller accessible, and wheelchair rentals are available.
How to Get There
The museum is located on the University of Utah campus, in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building halfway between the Rice-Eccles Stadium and Jon M. Huntsman Center. The UMFA is most easily accessed by Salt Lake City’s light rail system, TRAX. Take the University (Red) line to the University South Campus stop, and then take a 5-minute walk to the museum. The UMFA is also accessible by car, bus, and bike.
When to Get There
The UMFA is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours on Wednesday nights. Admission is free the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Midday is the best time to visit for a quieter experience.
The Spiral Jetty and Sun Tunnels
Robert Smithson’sSpiral Jetty and Nancy Holt’sSun Tunnels are two well-known land art pieces in Utah. TheSpiral Jetty is a huge coil made of black basalt rocks jutting out into the Great Salt Lake. TheSun Tunnels is an arrangement of concrete cylinders designed to align with the sun on summer and winter solstices. Both are found in remote regions of Utah, and the UMFA offers guides for visiting these land art masterpieces.
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- Utah State Capitol
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