Off Beaten Path Attractions in Salt Lake City



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  • Visiting Salt Lake City's landmarks and tourist traps will only show you one side of the city – the conservative, religiously dominated side. Few know that Salt Lake is home to a unique counter culture with a burgeoning arts and film scene. There is plenty of obscure art, controversial theatre, and eccentric happenings in the city. So if you want to delve into Salt Lake City's quirky side, make time for one of these off-the beaten-path things to do during your trip.

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    Salomon Center

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    2261 Kiesel Ave
    Located at Washington between 22nd and 23rd sts

    Rock climbing, skydiving, and surfing all under one roof!... read more

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    Gilgal Gardens

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    749 East 500 South

    Salt Lake City's secret garden, eccentric sculpture park... read more

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    Oquirrh Mountains

    The western edge of Salt Lake Valley... read more

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    Coffee Noir

    1035 East 200 South

    A charming and bright, local coffee shop with wifi and working space... read more

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    Art Barn (The)

    54 South Finch Lane
    1325 East 100 South

    Home of the Salt Lake City Arts Council... read more

    This Is The Place Heritage Park

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    2601 E. Sunnyside Ave

    Blacksmiths, petting zoos, and pioneer crafts...
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    Crazy Corn Maze

    8802 S. 4000 W.

    The home of an 8-acre corn maze, "haunted trail," and pumpkin patch... read more

    Black Island Farms

    3178 South 3000 West

    A working vegetable farm with special fall harvest activities... read more

    Art Access Gallery

    230 South 500 West No. 125

    Arts and activities for adults and children with disabilities... read more

    Salt Lake City Film Center

    122 South Main Street

    Offering several free screenings and discussions every week... read more

    Salt Lake Antiques

    279 East 300 South

    Adventures In Antiquing... read more

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    Antelope Island State Park

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    4528 West 1700 South

    The Great Salt Lake's Largest Island... read more

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    Shiva Centre

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    2065 East 2100 South

    Formerly known as Flow Yoga; yoga center with kalari ppayattu, too... read more

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    City Creek Canyon

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    250 West Bonneville Blvd

    Biking, hiking, and camping north of Salt Lake City... read more

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    Utah Olympic Oval

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    5662 Cougar Ln

    2002 Winter Olympics Ice Oval now open to the public, athletes in training... read more

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    Front Climbing Club (The)

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    1450 South 400 West

    Utah's best indoor bouldering facility and active community center, hosting many climbing competitions throughout the year... read more

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    Children's Hour (The)

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    928 East 900 South

    Beloved books from childhood and special clothing items all tucked together in a cozy, high-end boutique... read more

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    Emigration Canyon

    Emigration Canyon Road

    Gently climbing, canyon road... read more

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    Sundance Resort

    8841 North Alpine Loop Road

    A charming ski area with an artistic inclination...
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    Solitude Mountain Resort

    12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road

    A ski resort with an informative name... read more
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