The zoo's location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon makes for an unforgettable entrance to your day of fun. It is no stranger to diversity, housing animals from many different ecosystems including the Asian Highlands, African Savanna, and Rocky Shores. If you're interested in a unique animal experience, head to the Elephant Encounter to view the animals up close from seven different vantage points!
Another scenic staple of Salt Lake City, the University of Utah sits beneath what is known as the "Block U," a giant concrete, University "U" into that was laid into the hillside overlooking campus. Campus has no shortage of history, being established in 1850 and has seen significant changes since its installment. Take a walk around, enjoy the scenic views, or attend a public university event!
This Utah state park is home to one of the largest roaming hers of American Bison in the U.S., and celebrates its successful reintroduction of pronghorn to its premises. For an island located in the Great Salt Lake, it has an impressive abundance of various animals, which includes small mammals, reptiles, water birds, bighorn sheep, and mule deer. If scenery is what you're into, the island will not disappoint- the northwest area at Buffalo Point overlooks everything from beaches and the Great Salt Lake to mountains and hills.
Another shopping district with a quaint, historical touch, Trolley Square has a great selection of boutiques for everyone's shopping tastes as well as many noteworthy national chain stores in between. A movie theater, restaurants, and numerous public events await you. This area housed Salt Lake City's former streetcar and trolley barns, so if you tire of the shops, take a look at the history the square offers.
Clark Planetarium is no average stargazing venue. It is THE way to experience the universe, with 3 dimensions and a resolution that puts high definition video to shame. Also the first "pitless "digital dome planetarium in the US, you're sure to experience something that is one of a kind. Check out the planetarium's featured IMAX Theater which shows both 3-D and 2-D films. If you're in the mood to meander around, find one of the many free exhibits that peaks your interest. Exhibits include but are not limited to a computer animated globe called "Science on a Sphere," an impressive audio-kinetic sculpture named "Newton's Daydream," meteorites, a moon rock sample from NASA, and various telescope displays.