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Red Butte Garden

A mountainous arboretum overlooking the valley.
 
Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West and together with the University of Utah, is a state arboretum. The garden is located on the foothills on the Wasatch mountains, and has beautiful views overlooking the Salt Lake Valley and Great Salt Lake. 

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Highlights

Highlights:

  • 21 acres of developed gardens
  • Five miles of hiking trails
  • Outdoor summer concert series
  • Horticulture-based educational programs
  • Gift shop with unique Salt Lake offerings

Things to know

  • Check if a summer concert is scheduled because it causes early closures
  • Closed on Thanksgiving and around the Christmas and New Years holidays
  • There is no direct public transportation to Red Butte Garden though there are options that will get you close to the Visitor Center and Amphitheater. 
  • Included in the Salt Lake City Connect Pass
  • Right next to the the Natural History Museum of Utah

Red Butte Garden General Info Salt Lake City Connect Pass

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Digging Salt Lake City for 48 Hours

Written by Crai Bower

Looking for fun things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah? Check out our 48-hour guide to get the scoop on the most popular and under-the-radar attractions.

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