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Bonneville Salt Flats

Address: Wendover, UT
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Wendover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Race Car Tracks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Scuba diving
Owner description: A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Race Car Tracks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Scuba diving
Owner description: A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

OK, it's January. It's hard to conceive there is a salt flat. Only go in the summer. I saw three cars there a MB, Porsche and my junker.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Every gearhead should visit the flats at least once in his/her life! This is the Walhalla of speed and once the races are on the whole area breaths adrenaline and with the nearby town of Wendover trensfers into one big paddock of hot rods, race cars and their teams. Even though your not racing yourself, you feel closely connected to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is just 1 hour and half from Salt Lake, very pleasant dirve, awesome panoramas. There is really nothing particular there apart from this out of space panorama. The salt crust is very thick and so white, with the blue, sky pics were really amazing. I would definitely recoment a brief visit, just to quickly see something so unique and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have attended Speed Week a few times! It's a beautiful setting and one of the most exciting events in the world! The Salt Flats Cafe is second to none when it comes to Mexican food!! If you like fast cars it is an experience of a lifetime!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I felt a huge "bucket list" item being checked off my list visiting the Salt Flats! Very beautiful!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went there a week before Thanksgiving.. Was totally deserted.. That is what made it more awesome. The place looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie! Going there again very soon! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have been there since 2012 to race at the salt flats.....its amazing, one of my favourites places on Earth. Racing at the salt flats is for those who REALLY like racing. Excellent people, excelent place to go fast and get some speed records. If you ever have the chance to visit the salt flats, go for it. You also can... More 

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place was like no other. A completely different experience. Don't expect it to be a tourist place with souvenir shops, a McD and a Starbucks. There are absolutely no facilities at this place, infact we did not see another soul. Its just plain white slat flats for miles and miles. Its remote, deserted, peaceful and extremely beautiful. Great photo... More 

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Helena, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Off course racing has been vanishing worldwide. The California dry lakes, the beach at Daytona and the Salt Flats were all places high speed records were made. The Salt Flats were/are the best. At times the pumping of mineral laden water has lowered the water table and restricted the area that could be run on. Sometimes that or weather leave... More 

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