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Welcome to Salt Lake City!

Registered guests of AAPG members or non-members are invited to enjoy the comforts of the Guest Hospitality Suite in the Hilton Salt Lake City Center located just a short walk from the Salt Palace Convention Center. This is the perfect place to visit with friends, relax, and enjoy refreshments. 

Volunteers from the Guest Program Committee will be on hand to answer your questions about the tours and about the Salt Lake City area. Let us help you get acquainted with our city and the surrounding area. If you arrive before the convention or plan to stay late, please check out the guest program website at ACE.AAPG.org for additional free offerings.

Whatever your interest, Salt Lake City has something for everyone! Don’t forget to come by and pick-up your guest gift in the Guest Hospitality Suite.

Location

Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Granite Conference Center

Guest Hospitality Suite Hours

Monday, 21 May 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 22 May 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 23 May 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Guest Tours

All Guest Tours will depart from the Guest Hospitality Suite at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Participants should plan to arrive in the Hospitality Suite 15 minutes prior to the published departure times and check in with the AAPG Guest Tour Host. Participants need to wear comfortable walking shoes and wear appropriate clothing for both indoor and outdoor conditions.

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FREE Offerings in Salt Lake City if You Arrive Early or Stay Late

Mormon Tabernacle Choir /Temple Square

Days/Times: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

Visitors to Salt Lake City are invited to attend a live broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Sunday morning in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square. No tickets are required and admission is free but is limited to those eight years of age and older. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m., and guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m., when the doors are closed. The broadcast is 30 minutes in length and ends at 10:00 a.m. Featuring modern and traditional arrangements of spiritual, patriotic, popular, classical and contemporary music coupled with an inspiring message, Music & the Spoken Word is an uplifting program. Temple Square, in the center of Salt Lake City, is beautifully landscaped and a great place to stroll.

FamilySearch Center – Genealogy

Days/Times: Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Address: 15 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City
Phone: 801-240-4085

The FamilySearch Center has a relaxed atmosphere offering a valuable experience for people who are just starting their family history. The center is free and located on the lobby level of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on the east side of Temple Square. You can learn about the impact that records and record-keeping have made throughout the ages as you browse the Records of Our Lives exhibits. Have your photo taken in front of a backdrop of the wharf at Ellis Island with the Statue of Liberty in the harbor.

Family History Library – Genealogy

Days/Times: Monday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Address: 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City
Phone: 801-240-6996

The Family History Library at Temple Square is the largest library of its kind and attracts visitors from all over the world to come find information about their ancestors. Founded in 1894, the library offers records and genealogical data for over 3 billion deceased ancestors from around the globe. Experienced research specialists and trained volunteers provide a unique and personal experience to help you discover your ancestors and grow your family tree. The Family History Library has a relaxed atmosphere and can help beginners as well as seasoned family history researchers. The library is free.