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Marsha Maxwell

Sightseeing Bus Comes to Salt Lake City

By June 18, 2012

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Last week I was in Washington, D.C. and spent a day traveling around the city on a double-decker sightseeing bus. It's a great way to get oriented and gain easy access to a city's main attractions. Now visitors to Salt Lake City will have the same opportunity with Big Bus Utah, which started operations Friday, June 15.

Big Bus Utah is a hop on, hop off service with buses leaving every 45 minutes, starting at the Salt Lake Convention Center, 90 S. West Temple. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and has 19 stops:

  • Welcome Center at Salt Palace Convention Center, 90 S. West Temple
  • Lion House
  • Temple Square (west)
  • Council Hall
  • North Capitol Hill
  • Temple Square (east)
  • Cathedral of the Madeleine
  • Governor's Mansion
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Fort Douglas Military Museum
  • Natural History Museum of Utah/Red Butte Garden
  • This Is The Place Heritage Park
  • Hogle Zoo
  • Tracy Aviary
  • Trolley Square
  • The Leonardo/Library Square
  • City Creek Center
  • The Gateway/Clark Planetarium

The Lion House Pantry Restaurant, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Natural History Museum of Utah, Red Butte Garden, This is the Place Heritage Park, Hogle Zoo, Tracy Aviary, Leonardo and Clark Planetarium are all included in the Salt Lake Connect Pass, so combining the Connect Pass with the bus tour is  a convenient, economical way for both locals and visitors to experience some of SLC's best museums and attractions.

Prices for Big Bus Utah are as follows:

  • Adults: $31 for one day; $35 for 2 or 3 days
  • Children: $15 for one day; $17 for 2 or 3 days
  • Seniors: $27 for one day; $29 for 2 or 3 days
  • Family pass: $70 for one day; $80 for 2 or 3 days (includes 2 adults and all children in one family)

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