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Bonneville Salt Flats

Wendover, UT
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Wendover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Race Car Tracks, Hot Springs/ Geysers
Activities: Driving, Scuba diving
Description: A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.
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Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great. We got there on a sundayafternoon. Races just ended, but there were still lots of cars to check out. Check the local newspaper and the website for events.

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Crescent City, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's beautiful on the Salt Flats and VERY bright: Take hats and dark dark dark glasses. We came for Speed Week which was cancelled due to flooding on the Flats. We drove all that way to fulfill a Bucket List item and of course were disappointed that Mother Nature decided to mess with our dreams! Not sorry we went and... More

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cresskill, NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There is nothing like it. If you drive from Salt Lake City, gotta stop by the rest area first. There is no u-turn for 40 miles. When we got there, there was water all over but Not deep. Saw some cars ran across. But I didn't try even with a rental. My son, 12, drove a real car there for... More

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Olympia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
61 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I remember the world speed records from the 60's 70's and 80's. It was cool just to go there and stand on the flats. I did not see any racing but still it was worth pulling off the freeway.

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kitchener
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

What a fun place to visit....I'm so glad we came here. Kids all took turns driving the track even my 6 year old - you should have seen the smile on his face driving that big Ford Expedition - a video I will treasure forever. Drove in from Salt Lake City and the entire drive itself down that Interstate is... More

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Panama City, Florida
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718 reviews 718 reviews
237 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Really you don't have to leave I-80 to see the flats. There is a rest stop on the north side of the westbound lanes of I-80 that backs right up to the salt flats and you can see everything of interest. If you are a serious gear head it might be worth the extra trip further into the race area... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

All speed freaks want to come to the holy grail it is a real shame they had to cancel the event for the first time in it's history due to wet weather and the salt is under water.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Bonneville Salt Flats are amazing and breathtaking. I attended Speed Week in 2013 and was blown away by the stark beauty of the place. Being out in the middle of the salt on a sunny summer day is a bit overwhelming. The light comes at you from every direction and you can actually see the curvature of the Earth.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were driving from Salt Lake City to Reno and saw this rest area so we stopped. One of the great things about travel is seeing sights that you never expected to see. We all got out of the car and walked on the salt flats. It is an amazing thing to see.

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Stow, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited from the rest area of route 80. They had a foot wash station for when you were done. The only down side was some people did not clean up after there dogs, which was sad. It is one of the must sees for Utah.

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