Salt Lake City in Utah is the largest city between Las Vegas and Denver and presents itself to the visitor quite prosperous and dressed up. Downtown is dominated by Temple Square, private property of the Mormons. About 50 percent of the inhabitants belong to the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (all over Utah the figure is about 75 %).
Salt Lake City
The Temple is closed to visitors, but Tabernacle (a wooden music hall with excellent acoustics), the visitor centers and the parks are freely accessible. The tallest building in town, the Church Office Buildung, houses the Mormon headquarters. More than 3,000 people work here, serving about 14 million Mormons around the world. From the 26th floor of the building, you have a great view. Another good view can be enjoyed from the State Capitol high above the city.
If time permits, check out The Gateway. The former train station and especially the railway tracks behind the building have been imaginatively converted into a huge shopping mall with hundreds of shops.