Welcome to Davis Area, Utah!
Learn about Mormon pioneer history with religious/spiritual presentations. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and other performing artists offer free concerts. Temple Square is known for beautiful gardens during the spring and summer, and spectacular light displays at Christmas.
The LDS Conference Center on the north of Temple Square is fascinating for several reasons. The size of the 21,000 seat auditorium for one thing, but also the 8-acre park-like roof on the top. Both of which are open for tours.
The Family History Library is the world’s largest center for genealogical research. You can also get a glimpse of genealogy research at the Family Search, located on the bottom floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
You can grab a bite to eat at the Nauvoo Cafe, on the 10th floor at either "The Roof" or the "Garden Restaurant" - or a couple of doors to the east on South Temple at the Lion House Pantry.
50 W N Temple Salt Lake City 84150
(800) 346-6044 Toll Free
The Tabernacle Choir practices Thursday nights from 8 PM - 9:30 PM. You can come and go as you please.
Their Sunday recording sessions are the longest-running in broadcasting history, currently at 80 years and counting. Their broadcasts are Sunday mornings from 9:30AM - 10AM. Get there by 8:45 for the best seats. There is no charge. They perform in the Tabernacle from Labor Day to Memorial Day (Sept - June), and in the larger Conference Center from June through August.
Finally, the Church Museum of History and Art has a lot of historical vingettes including a fascinating look at the construction of the famcous Tabernacle. The current tabernacle is actually a larger version of a smaller one that was built where the Assembly Building now stands. There are interactive videos, and event a cross-section of the rafters on display. You can see how the craftsmen attached the beams to one another, and learn how they did it without the use of nails, steel, ties, or metal rods. Whether you're Mormon or not, it's pretty fascinating information.