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Explore the District

Experience Foothill's Museums, Parks, Zoos, and more

Visit Foothill Cultural District - the heart of Salt Lake City's cultural life. With trails to hike, zoo animals to watch, trains to ride, dinosaur bones to dig, beds to sleep in, gardens to stroll, Olympic sports to remember, Buffalo Soldiers to visit, and fine art to enjoy, there's something for everyone. And it's all within two square miles in Salt Lake's foothills.

October reigns as one of the most creative and exciting months throughout the Foothill Cultural District.  During the days leading up to Halloween, celebrations of the season abound.

From Hogle Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo,” or Little Haunts at This is the Place, to Red Butte Garden “Garden After Dark” or the Natural History Museum of Utah's first halloween program in their new building--Haunted Night at the Museum on October 22, and Fort Douglas' Cemetary Tour, there are activities galore for all ages – and especially safe and sound – fall merriment.  Catch a University of Utah Football Game at the Tower or catch Halloween Hoot at the Tracy Aviary.  Click on each attractions web site for details.


Access to Foothill Cultural District attractions is made easy by TRAX and bus service, and for those who drive, parking is “family friendly” at each of the venues.Click onto Hot Deals for discount coupons -- and hurry to Hogle Zoo, This is The Place Heritage Park, the Fort Douglas Museum, Red Butte Botanical Garden, the Olympic Cauldron Park, Natural History Museum of Utah, Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the University Guest House Hotel.



Other Information

If you are planning a trip to Salt Lake City, be sure to check out some of the city's best attractions. Our Travel Planning section is full of great information to help you get started.