Utah Museum of Fine Arts: The World Awaits You

- A Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass Attraction - Salt Lake City (May 2009)-The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), located on the University of Utah campus, welcomes some of the world's finest collections and engages visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world's cultures. It is also one of more than a…

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The Living Planet Aquarium: Explore, Learn, Play and Discover

- A Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass Attraction - Salt Lake City (May 2009)-Located in south Salt Lake, The Living Planet Aquarium is rich with marine life, ranging from sharks to coral reefs. Totaling 43,000 square feet, this Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass attraction is ideal for all ages, particularly children who love hands-on activities. It also…

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Thanksgiving Point: Something for Everyone

- A Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass Attraction - Salt Lake City (May 2009)-Thanksgiving Point, located just south of Salt Lake in Lehi, is home to the region's botanical crown jewel and the Museum of Ancient Life, the largest dinosaur museum in the world. It is also the cultural gathering place for the community, promoting the renewal of mind and…

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This Is The Place Heritage Park: Much More Than A Monument

- A Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass Attraction - Salt Lake City (May 2009)-This Is the Place Heritage Park is located at the base of Emigration Canyon where the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. The Park has preserved the rich history of how the Salt Lake valley was settled by those early settlers, and is one of the many…

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Clark Planetarium: See What's Out There

- A Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass Attraction - Salt Lake City (May 2009)-Clark Planetarium, located in the Gateway Shopping Center in the heart of downtown Salt Lake, is a premiere destination for people interested in space exploration, an attraction that creates and presents enlightening experiences that inspire wonder in learning about space…

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Overlooking the Mormon Temple, a New Center

SALT LAKE CITY - While the economic crisis has silenced hundreds of real estate projects around the country, 1,100 construction workers are toiling on a 20-acre development here that is springing up across the street from the Mormon Temple in the center of downtown. A private development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, City…

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Inspiration takes Wing at Tracy Aviary bird festival

It's not every day you have a Harris' Hawk swoop so close you feel a breeze from its wings. And it's not every day you see a vulture strike a pose or watch a crow unzip a fanny pack to snatch a granola bar. Those are just a few things that made Sunday so special at Tracy Aviary's third annual Urban Bird Festival. Ten-year-old Rachel Slovensky…

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It's (Zion) 'curtains' for restaurant booze barriers

Customers sitting at the bar at Faustina, an upscale downtown restaurant, are separated from servers by a glass wall that is similar to structures at eateries throughout the state. Now the so-called "Zion curtains" are coming down, and servers will be able to set drinks directly in front of customers instead of having to come from behind the bar…

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Boxing: Utahn works his magic

Salt Lake City's Rick Montoya doesn't need validation, after spending most of the last 20 years of his life developing Utah youngsters into some of the finest amateur boxers in the country. But if this week at the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions is proving anything, it is that Montoya deserves to be called one of the state's best…

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Visitors bureau launches carbon offset program

Green-minded visitors, whatever their political hue, can now fly or drive to Salt Lake City without worrying about their carbon footprints. The Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau has started a carbon offset program on its Web site, http://www.visitsaltlake.com/, for travelers to gauge the number of tons of carbon dioxide that will get…

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