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Bonneville Salt Flats

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

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Drove out to the Bonneville Salt Flats from our hotel in Salt Lake City - as we were looking for something to occupy a few hours of time. Not sure what my 3 kids (14, 10, 8 yo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Drove out to the Bonneville Salt Flats from our hotel in Salt Lake City - as we were looking for something to occupy a few hours of time. Not sure what my 3 kids (14, 10, 8 yo) would think of seeing and walking on a desert of salt. The whole way out there, all I heard was how this... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This has to be seen to be believed. A huge area of salt flat with mountains behind. The sun shimmers off the blinding white salt making mirages in places. The few pools are warm and shallow, if a little harsh on the soles of your feet. About 1.5 hours from SLC but well worth the drive if you have time.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you not there for speed week you can still drive to end of the road and walk out a bit. we camped at bend in the road for a few nights. warning sunscreen is a must. anything not covered will burn, like the top of your hands and the back of your knees. you will feel the tiny places... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We drove out the road to the Bonneville Salt Flats in mid May 2015 (spring time). We drove to the Bonneville Historic Signs, read about the track, and looked at the body of water. We understand why this is now seasonal. It would be fun sometime to come back when more cars are racing around on the salt flats. We... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

we arrived in Tooele on the way to the Yellow Stone NP but we wanted to see the Bonneville race track where all the speed records have been performed. On the way to there you do not believe how much acres they have with salt ans it looks like snow. An impressive place to go

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stopped at the Bonneville Salt Flats West Rest Area and it was fantastic. You could walk right out onto the salt flats. You will want to at least wear flip flops because the salt is very sharp. We visited the great salt lake, but this was a much better stop.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We went in May and the flats were wet, which I didn't expect, but makes sense as there is no drainage ... and it is the evaporation which makes the salt flat! It made for some fascinating reflective photos with the mountains in the background. We found a side road that goes up and over a small pass - well... More 

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Fulton, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

around 3 hours outside salt lake are the salt flats.just AMAZING to see and the will let you drive on them in your personal vehicle. NO SPEED LIMITS,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were in Park City in 2009 and since we are into cars we had to do the drive over just to see the Salt Flats. Would love to get out there to see Speed Week.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

After seeing all the ads and commercials, it was nice to step foot on the actual Flats. It was warm and flies every where but the view was pretty and glad they had a bathroom!

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Address: Address: Wendover, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wendover

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