• Happening in the District: February 22, 2019 Edition

    by  • February 14, 2019 • Foothill Cultural District News • 0 Comments

    Scarlet, the kea at Tracy Aviary.

    Red Butte Garden, redbuttegarden.org

    Visit the Garden this spring for the promise of over half-a-million blooming bulbs!

    Natural History Museum of Utah, nhmu.utah.edu

    See Utah dinosaurs, learn about native peoples, and enjoy eight other permanent exhibits. Open every day of the week (including Sunday).

    Tower at Rice Eccles Stadium, stadium.utah.edu/about/tower

    The Tower is a perfect place to host your next event with stunning views of Salt Lake City.

    Tracy Aviary, tracyaviary.org

    Tracy Aviary is the oldest bird zoo in the nation. With over 100 species of birds, and 10 acres of gardens to stroll through, you’ll find a true oasis in the city.

    UMFA, umfa.utah.edu

    Maya, a special exhibition, is now open at NHMU. UMFA has a permanent exhibition, “Art From Ancient Mesoamerica,” with stunning Maya objects.

    The region’s destination museum for global visual arts. 

    University Guest House and Conference Center www.universityguesthouse.com

    Located in Historic Fort Douglas on the University of Utah campus, with 180 sleeping rooms and approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of unique meeting space. 

      • Ask for the “campus visitors rate” for your overnight visit to the Foothill Cultural District
    • Now offering Millcreek Coffee, a local and family owned business
    • Guest House expansion is underway! This won’t impact your stay.

    Utah’s Hogle Zoo, hoglezoo.org

    Home to animals from around the world, visit the Zoo this fall and winter.

    This is the Place Heritage Park, www.thisistheplace.org

    Immerse yourself in Utah’s heritage at this gem of the Foothill Cultural District.

    • Winter Trail Rides at This Is The Place will help you chase away the blues! Trail rides are guided by experienced wranglers and there are horses available for every skill set. Whether you are a beginner or expert rider, you’ll enjoy the crisp air and camaraderie only a horse can provide! For more information or to book online visit Trail Rides.
    • It’s springtime and Baby Animal Season begins March 30 and runs through April 30 and those little babies grow up fast so plan your visit soon! There’s a front row seat waiting where you can see our little furry friends eat and play. For more information: Baby Animal Season
    • May 10, Train Day. This is the year to celebrate all things trains during the 150th Anniversary of the joining of the first Transcontinental Railroad across the United States and the driving of the golden spike. Enjoy reduced admission price for Train Day and longer hours.
    • Do you need a getaway that’s close to home? Summer Season begins May 1 and runs through October 26. Take a holiday right in your own back yard! There’s no place like This Is The Place for summertime adventure.

    Fort Douglas Military Museum, fortdouglas.org

    The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

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    Visit Foothill Cultural District- the heart of Salt Lake City's cultural life. With trails to hike, zoo animals to watch, trains to ride, dinosaur bones to dig, beds to sleep in, gardens to stroll, Olympic sports to remember, Buffalo Soldiers to visit, and fine art to enjoy, there's something for everyone. And it's all within two square miles in Salt Lake's foothills.


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