Folks living in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying the longer and sometimes lazy days of summer. It’s the season of sunblock, flip flops, yard work, and, for many, annual getaways. Countless Latter-day Saint families will visit Utah this summer and make lifelong memories touring Temple Square, the Church History Museum, and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. The campus at Church headquarters in downtown Salt Lake City remains the Beehive State’s most popular tourist destination.
But there are also several other Mormon history sites just a short drive away where visitors (and day-tripping locals) can enjoy and enrich their appreciation of the Church’s rich local history and mission.
Here are a few Church-related historical sites and monuments that can be enjoyed—all without reaching for your wallet.