2601 Sunnyside Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Nature, Sculpture, Walking
This Is The Place Monument marks the approximate location where the Mormon Pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley and ended their 1,300-mile trek. It was here that Brigham Young stopped his carriage in July 1847 and, after surveying the desert valley near the shores of the Great Salt Lake, declared, "This is the right place." A hundred years later, July 24, 1947, a heroic-sized bronze sculpture of Young and two of his colleagues was placed atop a 60-foot pedestal overlooking the Valley. Additionally, the Monument recognizes the early Spanish explorers and missionaries, the fur trappers and the ill-fated Donner-Reed party. Take a leisurely stroll along Statuary Walk and see additional monuments and sculptures many of which have been generously donated in remembrance of the pioneer history and western heritage.
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