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Address: Wendover, UT
Activities: Driving, Scuba diving
Description: A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.

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Great sight

Of course the time to go is in August but was passing Just over the border from Nevada Huge saltpan The highway crossing near it is 40 miles long It dries out in August for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Tralee, Ireland
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We drove to the Salt Flats in April there was nothing to see except for the sign at the end of the paved road. It is an awesome place that hold a lot of history but if there is no racing there is nothing to see. It would have been nice if there were some signs or billboards depicting the... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Of course the time to go is in August but was passing Just over the border from Nevada Huge saltpan The highway crossing near it is 40 miles long It dries out in August for the racing You can drive your car on it Keep out of the wet area though Little shop on site Must be great in August

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I made the salt flats in August of 2011 satisfying a life long ambition. To witness the collection of cars/bikes/trucks that had made the pilgrimage to this most awe inspiring place to pit themseves against the clock was unforgettable. The racing has a level of responsibility placed on the racer /spectator alike you simply do not see in places like... More 

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Springville, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nothing to see but miles of salt. There are many car races that take place here. Our son-in-law would love it!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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283 reviews 283 reviews
161 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As expected Bonneville Salt Flats are an expansive table top of salt. Fascinating views in all directions of white, shimmering heat, and salt. We visited in mid-September arriving from Nevada (west). On US 80, the drive drops from the hills (Wendover) and you can see the expanse of the flats. Our GPS led us to the correct exit for the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go to Speedweek in August. The world's wildest cars running over 400mph. Do be careful with rental cars on the salt though. They have to be thoroughly cleaned before return and the salt gets everywhere! Accommodation needs booking WELL in advance. Do not miss...

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Lehi, Utah
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Just visit it in February of 2015, there is no car races or attractions at this time of the year. The salt flats are very nice it is a nature's show; a great portion of the area it is cover with a thin layer of water that resembles a mirror; there are parts that are dry and you can walk... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went here on a 65-degree day in February and walked on the flats for an hour. The flats had about less than half an inch of water which resulted us in being soggy. If you are going to walk on the flats for a long length of time, make sure to bring 1. An extra pair of pants. Your... More 

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Alpine, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Always the 2nd week in August. the worlds fastest cars, motorcycles and god knows what race on 3 or 4 different length courses to determine their fastest top speed. the Bonneville salt flats are located 10 miles east of Wendover. there is a car show every night. total fun for any age. very inexpensive except lodging. remember to get lodging... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

it's only a short drive (about an hour) outside of salt lake city but i think its still a must see natural wonder, the lake is a massive 40 square miles in size and its all salt, speed records for cars (or any vehicle for that matter) is done here and you are free to drive to certain areas and... More 

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