Red Butte Garden
|Red Butte Garden, Utah's Botanical Garden and State Arboretum|
Eleven themed gardens are set along well-maintained paths in Red Butte, which has the distinction of being Utah’s Botanical Garden and State Arboretum. Take time to meander gently through the medicinal garden, all-season garden, children’s garden, herb garden, fragrant garden, and more—each a complete garden space with benches and water features to entice visitors to linger.
|Outstanding plantings along the Floral Walk in Red Butte Garden|
Plan to spend at least an hour at Red Butte Garden. If you have more time, bring a book to read or a snack to enjoy as you sit awhile and absorb the calming effects of nature’s beauty.
|Ponds and waterfalls create serene spaces to enjoy in|
Utah's Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
Natural History Museum
|Copper tiles and large expanses of glass decorate |
The Natural History Museum of Utah.
Just minutes from Red Butte Garden, you’ll find an extraordinary building, The Natural History Museum of Utah at The Rio Tinto Center of The University of Utah. Perched high on the foothills overlooking Salt Lake City, the museum’s exterior is covered with stunning copper tiles that gleam a bright golden-green in the sunlight. Excavated in 2009 from Kennecott’sBingham Canyon Mine, just 22 miles to the west, copper makes the architectural icon both beautiful and sustainable.
|The spacious interior of The Natural History Museum |
has clean, contemporary features.
On five floors you’ll see exhibits that cover Native Voices, First Peoples, Sky, Life, Land, Great Salt Lake, and more. Take a few minutes to wander out on the Sky Terrace on level 5 for exquisite views of Salt Lake City and the mountains beyond. A special exhibit called The Horse, which also focuses on the Utes, is currently on display in the museum’s gallery through January 4, 2015.
|View of Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Mountains through|
windows at The Natural History Museum of Utah.
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier