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Recently ranked Utah's best museum, the Utah Museum

Recently ranked Utah's best museum, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation. The museum is now featuring works by up-and-coming Utah artists Megan Geckler and Siren Bliss, and other exhibits by Jonathan Horowitz. (Jan. 9, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

Utah's internationally-acclaimed ski resorts are the main reason people visit Salt Lake City in the winter, but there are plenty of fun, free and interesting things to do in the area throughout the year.

The granite-towered Temple Square, which covers 35 acres,
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The granite-towered Temple Square, which covers 35 acres, in Salt Lake City is Utah's most-visited landmark. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Angel Moroni sits atop the sacred temple in
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Angel Moroni sits atop the sacred temple in Salt Lake City's Temple Square. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Built with the 2002 Winter Olympics in mind,
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Built with the 2002 Winter Olympics in mind, Salt Lake City's light-rail network is free for passengers as it weaves through downtown. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Salt Lake City's downtown light rail rolls past
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Salt Lake City's downtown light rail rolls past Temple Square. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Salt Lake City's light rail travels downtown. (Jan.
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Salt Lake City's light rail travels downtown. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Recently ranked Utah's best museum, the Utah Museum
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Recently ranked Utah's best museum, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation. The museum is now featuring works by up-and-coming Utah artists Megan Geckler and Siren Bliss, and other exhibits by Jonathan Horowitz. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Making the Salt Lake City Library more than
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Making the Salt Lake City Library more than a place to read was the goal of renowned architect Moshe Safdie, who designed a six-story crescent of concrete and glass with vaulted ceilings that invites people to linger. It has a cafe, shops, high-speed Internet connections, art exhibits that turn over every six weeks, film lectures and occasional live music. (Jan. 9, 2013)

The $65 million Salt Lake City Library, with
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The $65 million Salt Lake City Library, with a roller-coaster look, has a 360-degree view of the city and mountains and a rooftop garden. (Jan. 9, 2013)

The $65 million Salt Lake City Library, with
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The $65 million Salt Lake City Library, with a roller-coaster look, has a 360-degree view of the city and mountains, rooftop garden, cafe, shops and more. (Jan. 9, 2013)

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