Weekend activity: Visit the Church history sites abundant in SLC

Memorial Day is fast approaching, the youngsters are counting down the final days of school and folks are adding sunblock and flip-flops to their shopping lists.

While the weather in many areas of the United States seems more typical of early March than late May, summer is, in fact, just weeks away. Countless Latter-day Saint families — including those living in Utah and others outside the Beehive State — are likely planning a warm weather excursion to Church headquarters in Salt Lake City. There's plenty to see on Temple Square and in neighboring venues such as the Church History Museum, the Conference Center and in the historic Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

But there are also several other Mormon history sites in the greater Salt Lake area that visitors (and locals) can enjoy and sharpen their understanding of the Church's rich history and mission. Here are a few such sites that are just a few minutes' drive from Temple Square:

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