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Oct23

Arsenic and Old Lace

Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 3 , 2014
The PG Players will continue their 30th anniversary celebration by bringing back another comedy classic, Arsenic and…
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Oct23

Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibiton

Oct 16, 2014 - Nov 15 , 2014
In "Personae" Godfrey reflects upon who we are as individuals and communities. His figures move through…
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Oct23

Catch Me If You Can

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 29 , 2014
A Regional Premiere! Fresh from Broadway! This high-flying musical sings the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. ...is he…
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Oct23

Cornbelly's Corn Maze and…

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Cornbelly's is Utah's most popular Halloween destination. You're sure to be lost, laughin' and lovin it…
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Oct23

Damn Yankees

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 22 , 2014
This rousing musical about America's favorite pastime knocks it out of the park! Hit songs and doubleheaders tell…
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Oct23

Hallow's Eve Exhibit

Oct 14, 2014 - Nov 9 , 2014
"Hallow's Eve" Exhibit at the Urban Arts Gallery The Utah Arts Alliance is proud to present…
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Oct23

Halloween Lift Rides

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sundance while you soar over Halloween themed scenes and are greeted by costume-clad…
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Oct23

Haunted Village

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 31 , 2014
There are a few haunted houses around, but only one Haunted Village! The most anticipated haunting of the season is at…
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Oct23

Here and Over There: The…

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 7 , 2014
 An exhibition from Special Collections recognizing the history and humanity of World War I,  or The Great…
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Oct23

Little Haunts

Oct 16, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
It's not scary at the Park during the day, so put on your costumes and come to the Village for a fun-filled event!…
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Oct23

Little Shop of Horrors

Oct 15, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
 Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.
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Oct23

Moab Ho Down Mtn Bike Festival

Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 26 , 2014
Mountain bike fundraising, racing, riding, drit jumping, costume party extravaganza! Mountain Bike movies at Historic…
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Oct23

Resident on Display

Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 25 , 2014
Resident on Display: See the amazing talents of South Jordan residents as they display their artwork and photography.…
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Oct23

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 23 , 2014
Join us to celebrate the partial solar eclipse of 2014! See the eclipse from the best spot in the Salt Lake Valley,…
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Oct23

Strangling Brothers Haunted…

Oct 4, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will roll into town on Friday, September 12 with a larger and more frightening…
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Pioneer Handcart, Replicas, Utah

Pioneer Handcart Replicas

In 1847, Brigham Young and the first party of Mormon pioneers reached the desolate Salt Lake Valley. Today, the state remains a treasure trove of historic sites and buildings important to Mormon history.

Mormon Heritage

In 1847, Brigham Young and the first party of Mormon emigrants reached the desolate Salt Lake Valley. Since that day, Mormon cultural and heritage has made Utah a unique place to visit, today LDS Church memberscomprise about 60% of the state's population. LDS members live in accordance with standards and ideals of their spiritual beliefs. The result is a state known for citizens who believe in community and familyvalues, volunteerism, civic pride and strong sense of history.

Many important LDS historic sites and buildings are open to the public. Each of Utah's many LDS Temples has an adjacent visitor centers or immaculately landscaped grounds surrounding these houses of worship, which non-members are welcome to visit and enjoy (only church members are permitted to enter LDS temples).

The headquarters of the church and its most visited location is Historic Temple Square, located within three city blocks in downtown Salt Lake City. The site contains nearly 35 acres of attractions including the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle, and the Family History Library. Tourists from all over the world include a visit to the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square on their Salt Lake City itinerary. Rehearsals and performances are free of charge and open to the public every Thursday night from 8:00 to 9:30 PM, and Sundays from 9:30 to 10:00 AM.

Throughout Utah, most cities and towns have Mormon heritage sites. It is common to find historic tabernacles, chapels, or mercantile cooperative buildings that are still utilized. Many of these locations offer tours that inform visitors about their historical significance. Daughters of Utah Pioneer museums are an excellent way to discover more about the Mormon Pioneer story, they can be found in many Utah towns.

The Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area is a region within Central and Southern Utah, established by the U.S. Congress to commemorate the sacrifices and triumphs of the Mormon pioneers who settled the region. The towns feature pioneer-era architecture and preserved Main Streets. Many settlements were originally settled by pioneers from specific European countries, and this lineage is celebrated today through unique festivals and events.

 

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