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The John W. Gallivan Utah Center

36 E. 200 South, The entire block between Main and State sts., and 200 and 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1986
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Type: Parks, Game/ Entertainment Centers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Also known as "Salt Lake’s outdoor living room," this city park hosts a variety of festivals, concerts and gatherings throughout the year.

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Central Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I spent a fun, early afternoon trip to skate at the Valda E. Tarbet skating rink at the Gallivan Center. One of the attendants, Rebecca, was quite helpful in making sure that I had what I needed to make my skating experience as fun as possible. She told me when they needed to clean off the snow from the ice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Ice skating was a blast (even with all the younger kids goofing around). $8 for skating and skates rental. Lots of fun for a date night. Nice central location.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

the summer concerts held here are nice, despite the smallish size of the plaza. The winter ice skating is a bit cheesy with all the couples dates, but everyone does have fun and it is a nice inexpensive date.

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Menlo Park, California
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35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

In the summer there are regular outdoor concerts held here, with some notable bands and artists displaying their talents. It is great to see so many people embrace the music and culture, it makes you feel like you are in a different city than Salt Lake more often than not In the winter, the ice skating is a great way... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I must admit that the last time I came downtown for New Years Eve it was more than a decade ago. My wife was expecting our first child and the cold night air was brisk and vibrant. That was then and now..... It was just as fun! We loved skating on the ice rink while musicians played in the frigid... More

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Layton, Utah
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121 reviews 121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The Gallivan is a nice little "park" (not a lot of trees but plenty of benches and tables) taking up most of a city block in downtown Salt Lake City. Often the site of small free concerts and merchandise booths. Close to a few small restaurants. Good place to eat your lunch during work.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

few people know about gallivan plaza unless you live here in Salt Lake. It is a great place carefully tucked away in the center of downtown.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

The Gallivan Center is located just about right in the middle of downtown Salt Lake. The office building is on the corner and to the east of the building is a large plaza with an ice skating rink, benches to sit and enjoy the gardens, and a stage where concerts are held - usually local groups. It's a great place... More

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Ogden, Utah
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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Since they rebuilt the place, parking is impossible and the venue is always so crowded...we'll go someplace else to wait 45 minutes in a beer line.

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