Accompanying Persons

An exciting Accompanying Persons Program will be offered on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of the Congress. Registered Accompanying Persons will be able to select one (1) tour from the following list free of charge as part of the Accompanying Persons registration fee. They may purchase any other tours they wish to attend.  The In-Congress tour on Wednesday, 8 October is also included in the Accompanying Persons registration fee. Additional tours may also be purchased onsite at the Tour Help Desk or during the registration process. To view the tours being offered, see below or download them here.

AP-01: Park City and Utah Olympic (Half-Day)

The Utah Olympic Park is an exciting, winter-wonderful sports mecca. This ven-ue hosted the Ski Jumping, Bobsled, Skeleton and Luge events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. We will have an in depth tour of the facilities that are still used each winter for World Cup events in all of those sports. In the win-ter the park is also used every day for on-ice training of Olympic Athletes from all over the world. During the summer, Aerial Ski Jump training is held at the fa-cility and the public is invited to watch as the athletes practice their “freestyle” jumps and land in an enormous pool of water. We will have an athlete guide us through the park while explaining the intricacies and differences of each sport. You can even take a picture of you and your friends sitting in a real Bobsled, luge or skeleton. We then visit the 120 meter ski jump where you stand atop the jump looking down the outrun and into the valley below. An experience of a life-time with the pictures to prove it!

After touring the park we will continue on to Main street Park City and learn about this famous resort town and its fascinating history as a mining boomtown turned resort town. Today, Park City is a mecca for skiers with three separate ski areas and also the main venue for the famous Sundance Film Festival held each January. You will have a chance to visit the many shops and boutiques located on Main Street and after time to stroll and shop we will return to Salt Lake City and your hotel.

Dates: October 7, 2014 (1:00pm – 5:30pm, 4.5hrs)
Cost: $57.00 per person (Minimum of 30 guests, includes transportation, WL guide, and entrance fees)

AP-02: Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake and Ogden Union Station (Full Day)

The historic Union Station is the site of 4 public museums: Browning Arms Mu-seum, Browning Kimball Car Museum, Utah State Railroad Museum and the Natural History Museum. Enjoy learning about Mr. John M. Browning who was the world-celebrated inventor of firearms for hunting, sport, and military use. Alt-hough many of his inventions were manufactured and sold under the names such as Winchester, Remington, and Colt, they were designed in Ogden, Utah and many are on display in the museum. Continue on to the “Golden Age” of automo-biles represented by early Stearns, Pierce Arrows, Packard’s, Lincoln’s and Cadil-lac’s of the 1930’s. The Railroad Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich rail-road heritage of Utah from the original joining of the transcontinental rail-road in 1869. After time for lunch we will continue on to beautiful Antelope Island! Located within the Great Slat Lake, Antelope Island appears much as it did when the white man first came to Utah. Today Antelope Island is home to Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Antelope and a Bison herd of 600 animals. We continue on to the visitors Center where you will learn the historical and geological significance of the area and possibly have time to dip a foot into the Salt Lake. Don’t forget your cameras and binoculars for viewing of the numerous animals and birds that call Antelope Island home.

DATES: October 9, 2014 (9:00am – 4:30pm, 7.5hrs)
Cost: $74.00 per person
(Minimum of 30 guests, includes transportation,
WL guide, and entrance fees)

AP-03: Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake City (Half-Day)

This tour is a complete look at what makes Salt Lake City so unique and an afternoon tour full of contrasts. Begin your tour by visiting “America’s Dead Sea” the Great Salt Lake. You’ll hear tales of its origin, and the many legends the lake has spawned. When we arrive at the lake you will have a chance to view the Saltair Pavilion and continue on to the Marina where you will a chance to touch the salty water and take photos of the incredi-ble vista afforded by the largest Salt Lake in the western hemisphere.

We continue our tour by seeing the historic downtown area, including the world-famous Mormon Temple Square, which took 40 years to build. The next stop on the tour is the newly renovated Utah State Capitol. Following the drive through historic downtown and the residential ”Avenues” you’ll proceed onto The University of Utah. Founded in 1850, the “U”, was the first university built West of the Missouri river and was home to the 2002 Olympic Athletes village. You’ll continue on through Fort Douglas and This Is the Place Heritage Park before returning to downtown. As you prepare for you evening activities you will leave knowing you’ve had a complete overview of Salt Lake City.

DATES: October 9, 2014 (1:00pm – 5:00pm, 4hrs)
Cost: $42.00 per person
(Minimum of 30 guests, includes transportation,
WL guide, and entrance fees)

AP-04: Gardens of Salt Lake with Temple Square & Red Butte (Half-Day)

We begin our private Garden Tour with a visit to Temple Square the heart of Salt Lake City and the Headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Square is managed to show a naturalistic approach to planting design. The Mormon Conference Center Roof Garden (4 acres) imitates native grassland, with wild flowers and water channels. After touring the gar-dens of Temple Square you will travel to Red Butte Garden. At Red Butte Garden and Arbo-retum you will take a guided tour through their 20 acres of display gardens and learn about the flora and fauna in an unparalleled setting of mountain beauty. The Garden features a 1,500-acre arboretum with over 9,000 specimens of trees and shrubs from around the globe. The arboretum collection dates back to 1931. With over 150 acres of gardens with walking paths and natural area with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical and ecological center in the Intermountain West that tests, displays and interprets regional horticulture.

DATES: October 10, 2014 (8:00am – 12:00pm, 4hrs)
Cost: $52.00 per person
(Minimum of 30 guests, includes transportation,
WL guide, and entrance fees)

AP-05: Snowbird Resort and Tram to the Top of the Wasatch (Half-Day)

Traverse the eastern border of the Salt Lake Valley, following the ancient shoreline of Lake Bonne-ville. Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Mountain Range, the westernmost face of the Rocky Mountains. We will stop at the beautiful and modern Snowbird Ski and Sum-mer Resort, one of Utah’s premier ski resorts. This afternoon, you will take a thrilling aerial tram ride to the “Roof of the Rockies,” where breathtaking vistas unfold in every direction. Standing on the top of Hidden Peak at 11,000 feet you can see mountains in all directions with a spectacular view of the Salt Lake Valley and Mineral Basin. Be sure to keep a sharp eye out for local neighbors-moose, deer, golden eagles, mountain goats, squirrels, marmots, Steller’s jays, and more. You will have time to walk around the peak and enjoy the views before returning down to the Snowbird base and then back to your hotel in time for evening activities.

DATES: October 10, 2014 (1:00pm – 5:30pm, 4.5hrs)
Cost: $67.00 per person
(Minimum of 30 guests, includes transportation,
WL guide, and entrance fees)