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A Family Trip with the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass

August 26, 2014 at 4:09PM Kristina Manscill Related Categories: Family Fun Related Listings: Discovery Gateway The Leonardo at Library Square Thanksgiving Point This Is The Place Heritage Park Utah's Hogle Zoo



Our little family of four has been traveling the great state of Utah, discovering all of the fun things it has to offer. We looked at several options for our Salt Lake trip, and getting a Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass seemed like the best option for our family for getting the most out of our three days (and having the most fun)! Here's a summary of some of our trip.

The Big Mountain Trail: A New Source of Downhill Fun at Snowbird

July 16, 2014 at 3:06PM Toni Isom Related Categories: Outdoor Recreation Related Listings: Snowbird Resort and Conference Center

Snowbird opened its new Big Mountain Trail on Monday, July 14th. The 7.5-mile trail starts at the top of Hidden Peak, explores Gad Valley, and ends at the Snowbird Center. The trail features plenty of cruisy berms and alpine singletrack, some tight tree turns, small natural tabletops, and wooden slat-bridges.

Your Guide to GREENbike: Salt Lake City's Bike Share

June 18, 2014 at 4:00PM Toni Isom Related Categories: Events & Festivals Family Fun General Interest Outdoor Recreation Restaurants & Bars Shopping Sports & Entertainment Related Listings: City Creek Center The Gateway Harmons City Creek

What is GREENbike? How do I use GREENbike? How much does it cost? I use my phone for everything; can I use my phone for GREENbike? Answers to these and other burning questions here >

Win an Awesome Prize in the Salt Lake Exposed Photo Contest

June 16, 2014 at 3:31PM Toni Isom Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events & Festivals Family Fun Restaurants & Bars Sports & Entertainment

Do you know an enchanted corner of Salt Lake City? A local dish, scene, or work of art prime for its pixel-y debut? Now's your chance to represent. Salt Lake Exposed is a photo competition for photographers of all levels. Here's how to enter and win...


Salt Lake Exposed Photo Contest - Taste of Salt Lake


Art of the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine at UMFA

May 30, 2014 at 10:27AM Marsha Maxwell Related Categories: Arts & Culture Family Fun

Once an 8000-foot mountain, the Kennecott Bingham Canyon Copper Mine is now the largest man-made pit in the world. The mine is 2 3/4 miles wide and 3/4 mile deep, and is the second largest copper producer in the United States. The enormous excavation has a striking visual presence, along with a dramatic history that parallels human beings' changing relationship to the environment. Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts May 30-September 28, presents more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs created by artists from around the country during the mine's 170-year history. 


Blue Man Group at Kingsbury Hall April 1-6

March 27, 2014 at 8:23AM Marsha Maxwell Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events & Festivals Sports & Entertainment

Blue Man Group remains an orignal and groundbreaking entertainment event, even though the group has been performing around the world for almost 25 years.  I first saw the Blue Man Group when it was an Off-Broadway phenomenonin the 1990s, but since that time the Blut Man experience has gone worldwide.

Treasure Hunting / Geocaching in Salt Lake

March 25, 2014 at 1:42PM Annie Studer Related Categories: Family Fun General Interest Outdoor Recreation Sports & Entertainment

First attempt at geocaching (treasure hunting) in Salt Lake = FUN.

But before I go too far into details about my treasure hunting in Salt Lake experience, you might ask ‘what is geocaching?'.

Real-life treasure hunting!

 Salt Lake Map

"Chocolate, The Exhibit" Tells the Story of One of Earth's Favorite Foods

March 11, 2014 at 8:25AM Marsha Maxwell Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events & Festivals Family Fun

"Chocolate: The Exhibit," on display at the Natural History Museum of Utah now through June 1, takes visitors on an engaging journey through the history of one of the world's favorite foods as it has evolved over more than 3000 years. The exhibit begins before visitors even enter the gallery, with the smell of chocolate letting noses know they're on the right track.