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Star Trek Spock Muffler Man in Salt Lake City, Utah at Rainbow Neon Sign Company | Utah Roadside Attractions

The 10 Best Utah Roadside Attractions

Are you planning a Utah road trip and want to find all the best Utah roadside attractions along your route? Whether you’re driving to Salt Lake City, visiting Zion National Park, or taking Highway 12 across Southern Utah, you won’t want to miss these ten must-see places to go in Utah. They’re fun road trip stops and great additions to your travel itinerary or route...

Gilgal Sculpture Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah

Gilgal Sculpture Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah

Gilgal Sculpture Garden is a small public city park in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the work of Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. (1888-1963) and the only designated “visionary art environment” in the state of Utah. Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. a Mormon, was a masonry contractor and Bishop of the 10th Salt Lake LDS ward. He began working on the garden in 1945...

Sinclair Dinosaur in Salt Lake City, Utah | Salt Lake City Roadside Attractions in Utah

Sinclair Dinosaur in Salt Lake City, Utah

Most times, for me, while taking a road trip, actual Sinclair Dinosaur sightings are few and far between. Sure, I might see a Sinclair station here and there, but chances of them having that big fiberglass dinosaur is hit or miss. On a recent road trip that took me through ten states, including Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota...

The Nature of Wisdom: Constellation Owl Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah by Vexta - Bird Mural - Murals in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Nature of Wisdom: Constellation Owl Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah

There are many murals in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. But the biggest mural in Salt Lake City depicts a giant celestial bird followed by a splash of colorful geometric patterns contrasted against a black wall. This street art, known by many as the Constellation Owl mural, is called “The Nature of Wisdom.” Over the course of two weeks in September 2017...

Salt Lake City Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Street Art in Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Salt Lake City Mural is a colorful homage to the Utah city. The work of art features bright, geometric prints in purples, blues, and pinks, an ode to the snow-capped mountains, soaring birds, clouds, and a rising sun. The centerpiece to the piece is a large, geometric heart with “Salt Lake City” printed across it in script. The 2018 street art was...

SLC Pepper Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Street art in Salt Lake City, Utah

SLC Pepper Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah

If you come across the SLC Pepper mural in Salt Lake City, Utah, you might just think it’s a knock off of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. But what you might not know from first glance is that this street art was actually created by Jann Haworth, one of the original artists behind the source. Jann Haworth, an artist...

Star Trek Spock Muffler Man in Salt Lake City, Utah at Rainbow Neon Sign Company | Utah Roadside Attractions

Star Trek Spock Muffler Man in Salt Lake City, Utah

Live Long and Prosper in Salt Lake City Utah when you visit this Star Trek Spock Muffler Man. This muffler man…errr… half muffler man… sits atop the Rainbow Neon Sign Co. in Salt Lake City, Utah and is owned by business owner Vince Coley. But this Utah roadside attraction didn’t always resemble the Star Trek character. Originally a Mobil Gas Station muffler...

Book Wall Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Book Mural at Eborn Books in Salt Lake City | Utah Murals

The Book Wall Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Book Wall mural is an interactive mural in Salt Lake City, Utah that makes the perfect insta-backdrop for bibliophiles. Tucked away in a small courtyard in an alley between the main street and a parking garage, the wall of books mural proves to be a little tricky to find, but with a little effort, it’s well worth the search for any book lover or street art...

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