Scenic and Unusual for a European Eyes – Utah
The main attraction of the state - is Salt Lake, located near its capital. It is listed as a World Heritage Site. In the center of the main city of the state there is a beautiful Salt Lake Temple, built in the 19th century. This iconic landmark is considered by locals one of the most important in the world. Another interesting place is the Museum of Church History, which houses a huge number of historical documents, works of art and other artifacts on the history of the Mormon movement.
Utah is the most religious state in the USA: 60% of the local population is Mormons (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). This has a huge impact on the culture of the state and the daily lives of its inhabitants. So Utah became the 45th state of the USA only after Mormons legally abandoned the practice of the marriage bonds polygamy.
A visit to the town of Springdale and stretching near National Park “Zion” will leave the most vivid impressions. Travelers can see deep canyons, magnificent waterfalls, rocky cliffs and even impenetrable forests.
Two national parks – “Canyonlands” and “Arches” - are located near the town of Moab. The national park “Bryce Canyon” is a huge amphitheater of natural origin, the formation of which lasted more than a thousand years. Especially this place looks spectacular in winter - covered with snow; it creates a feeling of being in a fairy tale.
Such an extraordinary variety of landscapes, the resort areas, and cities with a long history make Utah one of the most popular tourist regions in the United States.