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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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Ranked #50 of 147 things to do in Salt Lake City
Type: Bodies of water, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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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Niagara Falls, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I was really excited to be driving through Salt Lake on our way to Nevada for a move. However, the whole city was disappointing. From is smog covered mountains to it's confusing over populated streets. The "Great Salt Lake" was no departure from the disappointment. While the landscape is definitely interesting while driving the 80 out of town, the lake... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Visited the "Great" Salt Lake after the last time I visited it nearly 10 years ago. The area around the lake is barren, the lake is diminishing, the visitor center/gift shop is a trailer with printed pictures of stuff in it, and you have to pay $3.00 to park (probably their only way to make some money). My wife even... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Awesome tour with John (downtown) and Michael (Great Salt Lake) out of City Sights Tours. Both were extremely knowledgable and each of them were native to the area, offering unique insight into the history, culture, and development of Salt Lake City and why things are the way they are. Spent the entire day touring the city and Salt lake. Tremendous... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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334 reviews 334 reviews
76 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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55 helpful votes 55 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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275 reviews 275 reviews
117 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
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39 helpful votes 39 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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266 reviews 266 reviews
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252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We went out of our way while driving in this area, making a special trip to see the infamous "Salt Lake"! However; upon arrival; it was really a disappointment; as there was barely any water in it, and we did not find this area to be scenic, or picturesque. It was summer; so it was both hot and dry, and... More 

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Houston, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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