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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place was on my bucket list and it did not disappoint. You can drive fast on the salt for free. We did and it was fun.

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Ogden, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a great stop along I80. Pull over and check it out, it's likely like nowhere you've ever been before.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wild and weird to see the stretch of the the flats and the pure salt everywhere. Amazing views and walking out on the salt was cool. Just make sure to wash off your shoes and wash the car afterwards.

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Toledo, Washington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were passing through this way, (Largely to avoid Salt Lake City) and had to stop. Not just to use the rest area. Unique place to be sure. Walking out onto the salt was really neat! and we had to scoop up a small cup to smuggle home. I understand people drive their cars on the salt, but i didn't... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

After 20 years of saying I was going to Bonneville to photograph a World of Speed Event, this year (2014) it happened. After rain outs in August and September, the USFRA was able to run one event in mid-September. Take into consideration that if you want to visit the flats for a racing event, you should make the effort to... More

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Beverly, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a surprising attraction. We were traveling from Salt Lake City to Winnemucca. Doing so, you cross the southern edge of the salt flats. The road is completely straight for about 30 miles. We passed a Morton Salt factory that was harvesting salt. I never really gave much thought to where table salt comes from. Now I know. Right... More

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Chicago
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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Easy drive from SLC to the flats. Be prepared with food, water and sun block.... There is not much on the way there or once you arrive. We're able to watch time trials and someone flying a drone to film the cars. Truly an experience.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband had always dreamed on driving on the salt flats and got to do it...he loved it. It was fun and he would like to do it again. There is not charge

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Waterford, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

On a National Park tour I decided not to see Salt Lake City but the salt flats. I got lucky as there were high speed motorcycle races the week I went. There was a lake to go thru to get to the flats but I had a blast. Looks like snow, the salt was wet and cold. Surprised me. Might... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's worth stopping just to take in the amazing White scenery! We didn't go out to the "measured mile", just stopped at the rest area, read the sign with a little history and then walked out onto the salt bed and took some cool pics! It really is worth stopping, take a few minutes to stretch you legs after traveling... More

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