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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: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 20,000 square mile lake, the second saltiest in the world, is...
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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128 helpful votes 128 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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