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Bonneville Salt Flats

Address: Wendover, UT
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Wendover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Auto racing tracks, Hot springs & geysers, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving, Scuba diving
Owner description: A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.
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Type: Auto racing tracks, Hot springs & geysers, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving, Scuba diving
Owner description: A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.
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Springville, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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276 reviews 276 reviews
161 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Sunny South coast of UK!
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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