Temple Square, the most popular tourist sight in Salt Lake City, is a huge area which is owned and managed by the Mormon Church (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) and includes many buildings sacred to members of this religion. The Church provides guides who will escort visitors throughout the complex. The Tabernacle (where the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs) is one of the noteworthy stops on the tour. The tour guide usually demonstrates the excellent acoustics of the auditorium by having someone whisper or drop a pin at the front while the group listens at the back.
The Seagull Monument also tells an interesting tale,
and the Temple itself, although closed to the public has an impressive exterior.
Be prepared to endure the obligatory recruitment talk, but the attraction is worthwhile, nevertheless.
The state capitol building is a prominent part of the city skyline..