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Bonneville Salt Flats

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Address: Wendover, UT
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A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.

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A Vast area and Otherworldly Experience well worth a stop!

I drove from Sacramento CA to the East Coast six times in one year. Every time just about we had to drive through Wendover Utah. There is nothing to do here except the Bonneville... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Shanghai, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend thought this was the greatest place on earth. We drove four hours from Salt Lake City and are still arguing about how bad it was to this day. It is not worth the drive. (maybe for a race, but not by itself)

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove from Sacramento CA to the East Coast six times in one year. Every time just about we had to drive through Wendover Utah. There is nothing to do here except the Bonneville Salt Flats. That being said, it is well worth a visit. I went with a group of about forty people. However, the flats are so vast,... More 

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Avondale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is beautiful in its own way. But it feels more like outer space then a place you find here on earth. Wish I had more time to explore.

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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Wendover. The mountains against the salt flats are a really neat contrast and made for some good photography. Im always hoping for a good shot when we drive through here.

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Thank Heaven L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

It was a very hot day when we drove from Salt Lake City to the salt flats 200 mils west ,I knew there was not a great deal to see except a very, wel !! l very very large area of salt but you really have to see this in person photos do not do it justice ! .The white... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Don't expect too much. We felt we had to make the drive from Salt Lake City and I'm glad we did, for the historic significance. Attractive, but definitely not beautiful. Avoid Wendover the nearby town! Head for West Wendover, just over the hill.

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Traveling from Elco to Salt Lake City, through the hills and round the bend and, WOW what a great scene, the white salt flats, i thought it had been snowing. We did not have time to go onto or visit/tour the flats but what we saw passing through was mesmerizing. Stopped @ Wendover Tourist Info. for S L C info... More 

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Caldwell Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We were shocked we didn't realize the salt flats were under water a good share of the year. That is the thing about taking some things so close by and not checking them out that you learn things you never no, GO AND SMELL THE ROSES

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stopped really for the restrooms but ended up walking to the salt. We watched as they were preparing for filming of a new car commercial. It was really a neat place.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Being a family of petrol heads this place was always on our bucket list. Even although the flats are flooded this year and no racing was possible, in no way did this detracted from the atmosphere. It has a special ethereal beauty and tranquillity with the mountains rising up from the salt flats. We drove on the Salt Flats road... More 

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