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“Former Hotel Utah”

Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Ranked #13 of 170 things to do in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Building owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, housing two restaurants, a small movie theater and a variety of banquet halls for rent.
Reviewed 21 April 2014

This beautifully resorted historic building, the former Hotel Utah built in 1911 and listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings, houses the popular Family Search Center, for beginners interested in exploring their family history. The 500-seat Legacy Theater shows an hour-long, free film about the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith. There are three excellent public restaurants on site: The Roof and The Garden both located on the 10th floor, and the Nauvoo Cafe, located in the southwest corner of the Main Floor. Free tours are available Mon-Sat.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Really amazing place. The view from the top is ammmazzzing! Very welcoming guides. Had to laugh 'we have the original 100year old chairs - very nice but the chair in my bedroom at home is around 200 lol. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The building is beautifully restored. The small lunch place on the main floor has some of the best sandwiches you will ever eat! The LDS movie is great and the view from the top floor is amazing! If you want to splurge, eat at one of the restaurants at the top.

1  Thank Evette A
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Restaurants, libraries, information, family research...you can do all of these things in theis building. The architecture is absolutely gorgeous, as well.

1  Thank Karissa S
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

The ceiling is jaw-dropping gorgeous! Building is fun to walk through and to explore all of the fancy restored rooms. There is a chapel inside! The Garden Room restaurant at the top, where you can look out and see the city and temple from above,is yummy with great service.

1  Thank Christine W
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