Salt Lake City, Utah Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Salt Lake City and the surrounding area.

World headquarters for the LDS Church, Salt Lake City sits just east of its famous namesake briny pond. For tourists who want more than the sticky thrill of floating in unsinkable water, the city offers attractions nurtured by colorful characters not named Brigham Young, such as the bizarre folk-art enclave of Gigal Garden, the even more bizarre Pyramid of Modern Mummification, a 33-foot-long Iguana guardian of the Aztec underworld, and a state capitol statuary tribute to Philo Farnsworth, the Father of Television.

Gilgal Garden

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Gilgal Garden

    Gilgal Garden

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Strange folk art park features a stone sphinx resembling Mormon Joseph Smith.

  • Biggest Pit in the World

    Biggest Pit in the World

    Herriman, Utah

    If the open-pit Bingham Canyon Mine were a stadium, it could seat nine million people.

  • Mounted Head of The Dog

    Mounted Head of The Dog

    Huntsville, Utah

    At one time the world's largest St. Bernard, its owner loved it so much that its head was mounted in the local saloon.

  • Pyramid of Modern Mummification

    Pyramid of Modern Mummification

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    40 feet square at the base, 26 feet tall. The headquarters of Summum, a religion that believes in modern mummification.

  • Statue of Philo Farnsworth, Father of TV

    Statue of Philo Farnsworth, Father of TV

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    The pioneer inventor was born near Beaver, and is honored in the State Capitol.

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