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Salt Lake City, Utah: Real Place Where Brigham Young Said "This is the Place"

People who stand at "The Place" monument are actually at the wrong place -- and the monument marking the right place is only a couple hundred yards away.

Pioneer Trail State Park

2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, UT
In Pioneer Trail State Park. I-80 exit 129. Drive north on Hwy 186/Foothill Drive for three miles. Turn right onto Sunnyside Ave., drive a half-mile, then turn left at the "This is the Place" sign into the park. Follow this road for a half-mile (you'll see the incorrect This is Place Monument straight ahead and then pass it), then turn left into the parking lots. Drive all the way to the back, up the hill, and park. Straight ahead and to the right you'll see a path that leads up through a break in the trees, and there you'll see the small white original This is the Place monument by a fence.
M-Sa 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15.
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Real Place Where Brigham Young Said "This is the Place"

This attraction is no longer free. It's now part of the "This Is The Place" organization. There is a fence with a sign on the path leading to the monument stating admission charge required beyond this point.

[Dennis Letoile, 08/05/2021]

This is the place.

Real Place Where Brigham Young said "This Is The Place"

On March 15. I dropped by "This Is The Place" park to see the monument. The directions on your site are good. When you're driving toward the back of the parking lot as instructed, you'll be able to see the bright white monument on the little hill. The obelisk has engraving on one side, a plaque on the other. From the plaque side you can see the larger, misplaced monument in the background (And also the infamous Salt Lake Valley smog in the distance!).

[Candace S., 03/17/2013]
Real Place Where Brigham Young Said "This is the Place"

Heading through the parking lot, headed out, we saw a paved road off to the right. The monument was at the top, nice easy walk without.

[Kasey Fletcher, 08/12/2011]

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