Special Conference Sight-Seeing Tours
Red Butte Gardens and Great Salt Lake Tour – Thursday, July 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Price - $40.00 per person
Price Includes: Professional guide, transportation, admission fees, taxes and gratuity.
This tour includes stops at Red Butte Gardens, Antelope Island, and the Great Salt Lake.
* Antelope Island—Rich in scenic beauty and natural features, Antelope Island is the perfect place to view the Great Salt Lake and experience the vast solitude of the Great Basin. From the mainland, its 28,022 acres appear barren and deserted. But Antelope Island is home to a variety of flora and fauna native to the Great Basin region, the most famous being Antelope Island's American Bison, introduced to the island in 1893 and now numbering some 600 animals.
* Red Butte Gardens—With over 100 acres including display and natural gardens, walking paths and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interpret regional horticulture.
Salt Lake City Tour – Friday, July 2, 2010, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Price: $45.00 per person
Price Includes: Professional guide, transportation, admission fees, unlimited train rides, 3 activities,
taxes and gratuity. This tour includes stops at Temple Square, the Beehive House, the State Capitol Building, the Historic South Temple, Olympic Cauldron Park at Rice Eccles Stadium (University of Utah Campus), This is the Place Monument (honoring Brigham Young), and Trolley Square where attendees will have the opportunity to purchase lunch.
* Temple Square: This beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is one of Utah's most visited attractions. Centerpiece of the Square is the 6-spired granite Salt Lake Temple, and adjacent to this imposing edifice is the domed Tabernacle, home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the great Tabernacle organ.
* Beehive House: The Beehive House was built in 1854 and served as home to Brigham Young when he was President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and governor of the Utah Territory.
* Historic South Temple: Murals, Governor’s Mansion, Walker Mansion & Cathedrals Along South Temple today you will see the beautiful homes of some of Utah's most influential families, magnificent churches, impressive clubhouses, and one of the city's first hospitals. Many of these buildings represent the finest work of Utah's most prominent architects.
* Olympic Cauldron Park at Rice Eccles Stadium: The spirit of Salt Lake 2002 lives on at Olympic Cauldron Park. Next door to Rice-Eccles Stadium, on the University of Utah campus, and site of the Opening and Closing Olympic Ceremonies, the park has preserved the very best memories and moments of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
* This is the Place Monument: This is a historical monument at This is the Place Heritage Park, located on the east side of Salt Lake City, Utah. It is in honor of Brigham Young’s famous statement in 1847 that the Latter-Day Saint pioneers should settle in the Salt Lake Valley.
* Trolley Square is composed of trolley barns that were built in 1908 to house Salt Lake City’s street-cars. The street-car system was dismantled in 1945 and the barns were converted into a two story shopping center in 1972.The center is noted for its architecture consisting of winding hallways, brick and wooden floors, old trees, and wrought-iron balconies.