We didn't really get to see the arena itself. Officials had only a very small section open for visitors to take a peek at what they really came for; the place they see every Chrismas on TV. Furthermore, the reason this was so was not apparent to our volunteer guide which left my wife and I disappointed on two accounts. We did get a tour of the remaider of the Conference Center with its impressive art pieces and portraits of past LDS hierarchy. But we really came to see the great hall......and couldn't see it!