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Address: PO Box 6658, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone Number: 801-259-1898
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This 20,000 square mile lake, the second saltiest in the world, is also a...
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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Very pretty lake

You will get a good look at lake from I 70 on way from Nevada Very nice lake Big and you would need a boat trip to have a great view

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Tralee, Ireland
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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You will get a good look at lake from I 70 on way from Nevada Very nice lake Big and you would need a boat trip to have a great view

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have been here many times but this was the first time taking our kids out to see the lake. They loved seeing all the birds and walking on the Salt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

About a 30 minute drive from Salt Lake City, not much else to do out there, but a beautiful sight to see. You walk about a quarter of a mile out to the lake and it's nothing but salt. Definitely an interesting experience!

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Niagara Falls, New York
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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182 helpful votes 182 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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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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145 helpful votes 145 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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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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