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Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City

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#3 of 19 in Parks in Salt Lake City
A major botanic garden that tests and displays regional horticulture, Red Butte Garden remains one of Utah's secret gems. Encompassing over 40 hectares (100 acres), this sprawling nature park features both landscaped and natural gardens with a network of hiking trails and walking paths extending all the way to the foothills of the Wasatch Range. Operated by the state's flagship university, the garden offers you a chance to spend a day exploring vast natural areas. Or, pick up useful ideas for landscaping your backyard by taking a class with horticultural experts. Check online to see what's blooming, and time your visit to catch one of the garden's outdoor performances. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Salt Lake City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Red Butte Garden and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great location for concerts and events. The gardens are immaculate. I have always wanted to go to the Summer Concert series here!  more »
  • Red Butte Garden is a magical trip through a beautiful garden. It is especially fun for children when the park sponsors special holidays. We went through the garden for Halloween in 2017. Our second d...  more »
  • Red Butte gardens has a beauty worth contemplating in any season. The gardens are beautifully done and range from formal to natural displays. Wonderful site for weddings, and summer concerts can’t be ...  more »
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  • Very beautiful and highly recommend for all the nature lovers out there. This place offers activities for everyone! Fantastic date idea for all the lovers. Exotic atmosphere for all the young learners. Beautiful picturesque escape for all the out of town travelers. A variety of hiking trails are littered all around the garden for all the avid adventurers.
  • Gardens are absolutely beautiful - easy to spend a lot of time here. There's a children's garden that includes a splash pad, so bring extra clothes or a swimsuit for your child if you plan on visiting that area. The free tram is a great way to see all of the gardens. We had volunteer Lynn as our tram driver and she was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the gardens. Really great experience and would love to come back in each of the seasons to see how the gardens change.
  • Beautiful place to visit, picturesque views. There's so much to learn walking through the gardens. My young kids love going as much as I do.
  • Came here for a guided walking tour when my family was in town. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we all had a great time. The garden is massive, and we all wish we had more time. We will definitely be returning, since there were a few areas we never got to see.
  • Picturesque beauty! You can go around the whole area within 1-2 hours. There are plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the view. Best time to visit - Fall.

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