Places of Utah Search Submit Clear Communities Utah is rich in intriguing environments, both natural and built. Discover the histories of these locations, from the first settlers to today. Historic Places While each community in Utah is historic in its own right, these areas are of particular importance to the history of the state. Olympic Locations Salt Lake City hosted the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002. A momentous gathering of the international community, Utah now boasts spectacular locations commemorating the event.