Attractions Salt Lake City may be the center of the Mormon faith, but the city has as much to offer non LDS visitors as pilgrims. The City s namesake, the Great Salt Lake, attracts tourists of all kinds scientists, artists and anyone interested in nature love to marvel at this unique lake. When it s nice out, sunbathers can be found on the Great Salt Lake s many beaches. The Bonneville Salt Flats is another Salt Lake City attraction that draws crowds of visitors. Many land speed records were set at this expanse of hard, flat earth. The SLC s largest attraction, though, is the Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It took 40 years for this immense temple to be built, and though it s not open to the public, visitors can stroll through the 10 acres of perfectly manicured grounds or learn about the Mormon religion at the visitors center.