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Great Salt Lake

PO Box 6658, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801-259-1898
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Type: Bodies of Water, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Eganville, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A salt lake in the middle of the continent. Sounds like a cool swimming experience, right? You'll take one sniff of that lake and change your mind. It's more of a "drive and see" than a "something to do." I like to drive Antelope Island at dusk. The sunsets are beautiful reflected on the water and the city lights are... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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495 reviews 495 reviews
95 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The buoyancy of the water is phenomenal! Absolutely no effort to float on your back. Warn the little ones to keep their eyes closed to splashes though. I watched as a pair of boys ran into the water and began splashing each other. Within seconds they were both rubbing their eyes and wailing for mama. Also, if you have any... More

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

I was not to excited about the 45 minute drive from the hotel but my wife insisted we go. I am glad she did. The scenery was awesome, the visitors center was informative, and the rangers went out of their way to answer our questions. I discovered that the animal I always called a buffalo is actually a bison and... More

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took in the lake on Antelope Island on a solo trip through on the way south. The day I dedicated to this stands out as one of the best in my life. Those who just drive around the island and leave after paying the causeway fee astound me. A moderate hike to the summit of one of the peaks rewarded... More

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Titusville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have heard about the Great Salt Lake all my life. Wanted badly to get in the water. Know people who have- years ago though. Seems the droughts have lowered the water level drastically. It has not come back up in years. Also people ( don't know exactly who or what entity) have build short dams that section the lake.... More

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