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Great Salt Lake

Address: PO Box 6658, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone Number: 801-259-1898
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Type: Bodies of Water, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 20,000 square mile lake, the second saltiest in the world, is...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 20,000 square mile lake, the second saltiest in the world, is also a wildlife refuge attracting millions of migratory birds every year to the ten islands within it.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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329 reviews 329 reviews
76 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Despite the reviews indicating not much to see here, we ventured out to the marina at Saltair (25 minutes by car from downtown SLC). Once you see the signs for Saltair Drive, you come off the I-80 West and along a 2 miles track to the marina. There is a $3 visit fee (per vehicle) which you put in an... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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57 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It's a big Salt lake. I expected something better. But good to see this iconic lake as the name of the city is based on this lake. But it's not something I will visit again.

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Branson, Missouri
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268 reviews 268 reviews
117 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Great Salt Lake isn't like many other lakes so it was worth it to see for that reason, but it really wasn't that impressive. I guess if you are in the SLC area it's worth the drive out to see to say that you've seen it. It's not something that I would care to visit again. We visited the... More 

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Advance, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I can't say I have ever seen anything like the Great Salt Lake. We went to Antelope Island State Park and when we started crossing over, you don't see regular water, it is crusted over salt brine, then water out in the middle. Buffalo are roaming all over the park. We went to the other side the next week, towards... More 

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Houston, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

However, you can't seem the Great Salt Lake from the campsites. You have to walk up on the levee, to peer over the edge or walk along it, which, by the way, is a great place to walk or ride a bike. But it would have been nice to see the lake from our campsite. We were the only people... More 

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Eganville, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went on a trip around the lake - onto Antelope Island, to Promontory Point and to the Spiral Jetty (if you don't know what that it - check it out!) Really worth it.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you're ever near Salt Lake City, take a trip out to the salt flats and see where our Morton's Salt comes from. Amazing sight of the pure white salt in the desert! And to see the Morton's logo to confirm the manufacturer. I guarantee you it's not what you would expect to see. I'm sure they process and clean... More 

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Sydney
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36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I can't say I'd visit the Great Salt Lake a second time in a hurry but I wouldn't say no if I had to. It is close to the city and interesting to see. A bit of a step back in time to see these remnants of what was once a huge inland see. We did an organised tour to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

not my favorite. stinky. better to drive by and not stop. never going back there. beautiful city but not this lake

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Austin, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It wasn't what I expected but mainly because I didn't know a lot about the Great Salt Lake. I did find out about the lake and why it changes so much over the years. We did walk out to the lakes edge and it was about a half mile walk. Not too bad but not what I was expecting. Still,... More 

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