With its snow-capped mountain views, Utah's capital city is a place of immense beauty, and it also offers an array of fun activities perfect for a family vacation. If you're shopping for Salt Lake City rental cars, check out the Salt Lake City discounts available through Dollar Rent a Car. Then get in your car and head to these affordable attractions:
Fort Douglas Military Museum
Drive your Salt Lake City car rental to the Fort Douglas Military Museum, located on Potter Street. The institution is housed in what was once a barracks. The sandstone building was erected in the 19th century to protect the mail route and telegraph lines that served Utah. Inside, you'll find an array of exhibits highlighting both state and international history, like old officers' homes, military uniforms, weapons and Saddam Hussein's combat boots. The campus grounds is also home to a chapel and base theater as well as the renowned Cannon and Tank Park.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Use a Salt Lake City car rental to get to South West Temple street in the heart of the downtown area, where you'll find the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. This institution, which was founded in 1931, presents works by local, national and international artists. It's comprised of four galleries holding temporary and permanent exhibits like the Tala Madani and Trent Harris collections. Don't miss out on the "Creating Absence" exhibit, which features pieces by the famed Ogden-based O-Town Arts collective. The museums also hosts special events, like film screening, classes and educational presentations.