Contact Us

Five Interesting Things about Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

Should you find yourself in Salt Lake City, Utah in August of 2014 to see Paul McCartney in concert, or anytime, here are five interesting things to check out while in the ‘Crossroads of the West.’


Salt Lake City was laid out with surprisingly wide streets. The city was platted decades before the automobile, but Salt Lake City did not need to widen streets to accommodate horseless carriages. The city's streets were built to a width of 132 feet. Visit and you'll notice how wide they are even by modern standards.


You'll Drink Lots of Root Beer


Given the city's Mormon history, Salt Lake City revelers are more likely to be imbibing on root beer than alcoholic beer.


The State of Deseret


The original settlers wanted Utah to be called Deseret, but 1800s politics got in the way.


SLC's 'Days of '47' Parade is one of the Largest in the Nation


The 'Days of '47' Parade is part of the city's Pioneer Day celebration held annually on July 24, which is a state holiday in Utah recognizing the date (July 24, 1847) that Mormon pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley.


The Cauldron from the 2002 Olympic Games is Still Operational


They only light the Olympic Cauldron for special occasions nowadays. Lit or not, you can see it at the University of Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium.


Best of Lite 98.7

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for LITEHOUSE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive LITEHOUSE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.