Salt Lake City Welcome Center at Historic Council Hall
300 N. State Street, Capitol Hill
The Council Hall Welcome Center is a destination visitor information center/bookstore located atop Salt Lake City's Capitol Hill. Operated jointly by the Utah Office of Tourism and the Zion Natural History Association, the center offers restroom facilities, phones, vending machines, a multi-lingual Internet kiosk, for-sale books and Utah products, and free Wi-Fi during business hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm. Parking is also available for easy access to the State Capitol building located across the street.
Tourism specialists are on hand to give directions and offer suggestions for airport layover travelers as well as destination tourists and convention goers. Free information is available highlighting seasonal events such as rodeos, festivals, and resort snow conditions. Brochures, guides and maps describe attractions in all parts of Utah. Up-to-the-minute data is available on road closures, weather forecasts and other traffic-related issues.
One of the American West’s most historic buildings, Council Hall served for almost 30 years
as the seat of government for Salt Lake City and the meeting place for the
territorial legislature. Constructed in 1864-1866 at 120 East 100 South, it was
dismantled in 1961 and restored, brick by brick, on Capitol Hill to make way for the new Federal
Building at its former location. It is now an official state information center and bookstore - and home to the Utah
Office of Tourism and Utah Film Commission, both divisions of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development.