12033 South State Street
Draper, UT 84020
Phone: (801) 571-2511
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Arts & Museums
This museum, located inside Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, around 20 miles from Salt Lake City, is a great place for both school trips and family outings. Build at a cost of over USD23 million, it is the biggest dinosaur museum in the world, with over 60 specimens impressively mounted. The displays include the bone-crunching T-rex, a 120-foot Supersaurus, a Quetzalcoatlus with a 40-foot wingspan. There are interactive sections and a Discovery room for children to learn more about these giant creatures. The XanGo Mammoth screen, featuring 3D films about marine and forest creatures, is another major attraction of this place. For more information check the website.
Wheeler Historic Farm invites visitors to remember what it was like to visit the family farm for a special event like Christmas dinner or the harvest. The historic setting offers a trip back in time as visitors see what life was like on a 19th century farm in Utah. A variety of special events are scheduled to coincide with the seasons, ranging from Halloween parties to spring planting festivals.
The Alpine LDS Church Meetinghouse, or Pioneer Relic Hall, is a great place to experience a history lesson on Alpine. Tours are offered, free of cost, by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers organization. This is a must visit for a glimpse of the city's rich heritage.
The Utah Southern Railroad Depot is a former railroad station located in Lehi, Utah. This historic structure was built in 1873 and although it's a simple wooden structure, it is important from the point of view of railroad history as it is one of the oldest railroad stations in the state, having served for over 100 years. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
Founded inside the Veteran's Memorial Building, the John Hutchings Museum of Natural History presents a collection of unique and exotic specimens of the regions natural history. On display inside the museum are the bones of dinosaurs, and other animals as well as artifacts belonging to the region's early residents.
Located in the center of historic Liberty Park, the Chase Home presents contemporary Utah folk art such as ranch craft, Native American and ethnic craft, textiles and more. Its archives of books, recordings and photographs are available by appointment. It also hosts free Monday night concerts during the summer. If you are planning a day at the park, add this to your list of places to see. You will have a wonderful time and learn something new about art. Admission is free.
30 race cars that have seen the golden years of motor racing call the Price Museum of Speed their home. A passionate product of owner John Price's zeal for cars, this museum is the permanent residence of the legendary Mormon Meteor III, Ab Jenkins's record-wining vehicle. In addition, the museum houses the 1904 Peerless Green Dragon, 1904 Pope Toledo Race Car, 1907 Renault Vanderbilt Racer, 1912 Hudson Mile-a-Minute Speedster, 1915 Stutz Weightman Racer, 1925 Miller Front Drive Race Car, 1932 Miller FWD Race Car and many more. Visitors are required to call ahead and make an appointment before their arrival. Many eminent personalities from the racing fraternity have graced the Price Museum of Speed, Shirley Muldowney is one such name.
Merging and exploring the connection between science, art and technology, The Leonardo Museum in Downtown Salt Lake City strives to impart knowledge and growth to all of its visitors be they young or old. Through workshops, interactive displays, and classes, the museum is for those who like to get hands-on. View precious articles of the Dead Sea Scrolls or fiddle with gizmos and gadgets in the Tinkering Garage or even learn how animation works and try your hand at building your own cartoon in the Render exhibit.
Located in what was then in 1910, the crown jewel of the Denver and Rio Grande and Western Pacific railroad systems, the Utah State Historical Society is an appropriate tenant of the Renaissance Revival depot. The Society presents a permanent exhibit of Utah's unique cultural, industrial and social development and a number of changing exhibits. The Society also offers the Utah Information Center, a research facility for writers, historians and genealogists. The book and gift shop specializes in Utah and Western history. There is no admission fee.
Operated by the University of Utah, this collection holds more than 18,000 art objects from around the world. Cultures represented span 5,000 years and all seven continents. Egyptian art, Native American textiles, African artifacts, European paintings and Oriental ceramics make the collection the finest resource for cultural studies of the city. Special educational programs, concerts, lectures and an exceptionally knowledgeable staff complement the exhibits. Learn something new.
This visual arts organization provides reasonably priced studios and housing for more than 30 promising artists, as well as a place to display their work. Artspace comprises of 81,000 square feet of living and gallery space, complete with an urban garden, which occupies the south end of the building and includes a huge selection of beautiful plants and flowers. So, for a peaceful gallery and garden stroll that will give you a taste of the talent young Utah artists possess, make room in your day for this experience.
This unique gallery in downtown Salt Lake City is a part of Very Special Arts Utah, and features seven to nine exhibits each year. These exhibits focus mainly on works by artists with disabilities. Most of the artwork relates to social issues, children's pieces, or work by artists who grew up in under-served or underdeveloped communities. Art Access Gallery is one of very few of its kind and lies near several other art galleries in Salt Lake, making it a convenient stop along your gallery stroll.