Sunday, January 12th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Open to participants of both SLIG and APG and their guests. The tour cost of $55 includes shuttle to the live broadcast, fully guided tour, lunch, tax, and tips. Your tour guide will be Sue Burdett of Northern Utah Tours. Sue has been conducting tours of Salt Lake City for over twenty-five years and offers a broad knowledge of Utah’s history and a unique perspective.
This fully-guided tour will begin with a live viewing of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Sunday broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word, and feature a dutch-oven-style lunch at This is the Place Heritage Park.
The motor-coach will depart from the Radisson at 9:00 am and shuttle participants to the west entrance of Temple Square where you will be seated as a group in the Tabernacle for the live broadcast. Following the broadcast, you will be treated to a two-hour tour covering many of Salt Lake City's historical sites and unique architectural structures. Highlights include the Eagle Gate, Brigham Young’s house, Cathedral of the Madeleine, Governor’s Mansion, Masonic Temple, and first territorial government office.
You will visit the Utah State Capitol, with its stunning marble interior and historic murals that tell of discovery, settlement, and women’s suffrage; stop at a World War II cemetery, where monuments whisper of Japanese camps and German prisoners; and drive through historic Fort Douglas, which was active during the Civil War. Weather permitting, the drive along the city bench will provide a distant view of the Great Salt Lake and the Bingham Copper Mine as you pass world-renown medical research facilities, capture a close-up view of the Wasatch Mountains, and hear the story behind the 2002 Winter Olympic Legacy Bridge.
Your final stop will be at This is the Place Heritage Park. Although it is not practical to tour the village during the early winter months, you will be served lunch in the visitor’s center art gallery and have plenty of time to visit the historical displays, Mormon Battalion Museum, gift shop, and This is the Place monument (weather permitting).
The tour will return to the Radisson Hotel approximately 2:00 pm. The bus will make an optional stop for those who wish to explore historic Temple Square, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly Hotel Utah), and the LDS Conference Center on their own before returning to the hotel. These sites are free and open to the public, with free guided walking tours available on request.