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Free Things to Do in Salt Lake City

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It doesn't take a lot of money to enjoy the best of what Salt Lake has to offer. Here's a list of free things to do in Salt Lake City that can enrich your life without impoverishing your finances and keep you and your family entertained, informed and active year round.

The list is continually evolving, so check back frequently for new ideas.

2. Museums and Galleries

Photo courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake has several terrific free museums and art galleries. Other museums that normally charge admission have occasional free days.

3. Parks

Photo courtesy of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

4. Swimming Pools, Water Parks and Splash Pads

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Salt Lake City area swimming pools, water parks and splash pads are your ticket to cool summer fun. Many or free or low cost.

5. Libraries

Photo courtesy of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

6. Temple Square

Photo by Jason Mathis, courtesy of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau
All the attractions on Temple Square are free, and Temple Square hosts hundreds of free music events every year.

7. Salt Lake City Arts Council

Photo by Eric Schramm, courtesy of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Salt Lake City Arts Council sponsors numerous free arts events including The Art Barn, The Brown Bag Concert Series, The Twilight Concert Series and more.

8. Hiking and Biking Trails

Photo by Eric Schramm, courtesy of Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau
Hiking and biking trails, whether in the city, in the foothills or in nearby canyons, are some of Salt Lake's most beloved and well-used amenities.

9. Scenic Drives

Photo courtesy of the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
A scenic drive through northern Utah's mountains can be a relaxing, inexpensive getaway.

10. Historic Buildings and Churches

Photo by Steve Greenwood, courtesy of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visit a historic building, or take a walking tour through one of Salt Lake's historic neighborhoods.

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