Not only are the views looking out over Salt Lake City amazing, but the monument that stands atop marks an important historical moment for followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This marker is thought to stand near the spot where Brigham Young reached Salt Lake City and determined from his visions that “This is the Place” in 1847.
Brigham Young chose the Salt Lake City valley as the location to establish the colony of Latter-Day Saint pioneers in 1847. After making this the chosen spot, thousands of followers made their way west in a great migration to the new area.
This location is near the mouth of Emigration Canyon where most of the settlers would have first laid their eyes on the Salt Lake City region before them. The sculpture was made by a grandson of Brigham Young in 1939 and dedicated in by the LDS church in 1947.
Today, the This is the Place monument stands looking out over the city. It is located within a heritage park that documents the history of the settlers and the local areas past.
How to Visit
This is the Place Monument is located at 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue in Salt Lake City. Admission to the monument is free, however there is an admission into the heritage park. There is a gift shop to find souvenirs to commemorate your visit. To learn more about visiting the museum, be sure to visit the official website here.
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