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Salt Lake City is nestled in the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains. The average temperature ranges from 30.2 degrees Fahrenheit in December to 77 degrees in July. In this town, you'll find opportunities to watch college football, learn about your family history and the culture of those who call Salt Lake City home.

Rice-Eccles Stadium
Drive to 451 South 1400 East at The University of Utah to take a seat among the 45,017 available in the stands. This facility, is home of the Utah Utes football team, has been open since its first game, on Sept. 12, 1998. Since then, both the team and the crowd have grown in enthusiasm and skill, with 36 standing-room-only crowds in the last 14 years. From the field and seats you have a gorgeous view of Salt Lake City, which is unforgettable as the sun sets and the stadium lights are turned on. The biggest crowd ever reported here was on site during a 2003 game against California, when 46,768 people filled the crowd in support of the Utes or their opponent. In recent years, the facility has been upgraded with additional bleachers, better locker rooms, a visitor center and the Hobermen Arch, which was featured during the Olympic awards ceremonies in 2002. Bring your camera, because you'll want to take a picture as if you were receiving an award yourself, with the mountains and crowd in the background.

Natural History Museum of Utah
Make your way over to 301 Wakara Way, which is next to the Red Butte Garden & Arboretum, and you'll find yourself outside the Natural History Museum of Utah. Visit the many permanent exhibits here to learn about weather, anatomy, climate, minerals and gems, DNA and ecosystems. Stop by the First People's area to learn about the prehistoric persons who made their home in the Great Basin. Interested in the area? Check out the Native Voices exhibit, where you can learn the cultural traditions of the five Indian communities that make their home around Salt Lake City: Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, Ute and Navajos.

Family History Library
Located at 35 North West Temple, The Family History Center offers the largest genealogical library in the world. The records of over 2 billion people are held here. Individuals seeking to learn about their heritage travel here from across the globe for access to the microfilm rolls, microfiche, books, periodicals and other media. All of these important documents are housed in the incredibly gorgeous library, a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. If you have ancestors who lived in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the British Isles, Australia, Canada, Europe or the U.S., you may be able to find information on them here. Many of the records are from individuals who are now deceased, and lived before 1920, but more records and documents are being added to the collection daily. You'll enjoy this immense resource whether you're a history buff or are searching for something in particular.

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