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Address: 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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Antelope Island unworldly, worth a visit!

A side visit to Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake is worth a couple of hours for those interested in seeing the above horned critters cavorting on the salt shelves and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Trexlertown, Pennsylvania

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Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A side visit to Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake is worth a couple of hours for those interested in seeing the above horned critters cavorting on the salt shelves and hillsides. Visit a touristy but not crowded old ranch to see bison herds up close and personal and get great photos. The island has some history but is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While the Great Salt Lake is worth a viewing, I'm not sure there is a reason to make it a destination. From the city of Salt Lake there is only one place where you can access the shore and see the lake up close. THe only facility is an old historic building that is still well used as a concert... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I currently live in Salt Lake City and was raised in Utah. Nobody goes to the Great Salt Lake. It smells really bad and there are lots of pesky insects. The Lake is best experienced as a view from one of the city's other venues...Red Butte Gardens, Natural History Museum, City Library, church office building, even through your airplane window.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Before we left the Salt Lake City area we had to see the actual Great Salt Lake. The vistas from the state park were great. We did walk on the beach, and a couple of us placed our hands in the water. The area was infested with hundreds of thousands of small flying insects, and the area had a terrible... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

First, it takes almost one hour to get to the park to access the beach, so plan accordingly. The lake must be low right now because the walk to the water from the parking lot was long, hot and arduous. You get used to the smell, but there are a lot of flies. If you have children who freak out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The Great Salt Lake is valuable resource for wildlife and treasure trove of minerals, but a stinky dirty beach isn't much fun for humans. It does give beautiful panoramic views when seen from a distance, but there is no reason to get out of your car, and we were quite surprised to see large amounts of garbage covering the beach... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I remember going to and swimming in the Great Salt Lake as a child and was excited to share this experience with my husband, but it wasn't anything like I remembered. The lake is about a quarter mile down from the beach parking lot on Antelope Island. The briny smell was intense as you neared the water. Very few people... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 547 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What a disappointment. My wife and I were horrified by the stench of the lake as we stood in the sneaker-sucking mud along the lake's shore. I couldn't get the stink out of my sneakers and had to throw them away. This lake is an embarrassment to the city and the state!

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Estero, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This normally wonderful lake this time of year has fallen to such a low that there is not much to see. Opportunities to get into the lake are difficult because of how far it has receded because of the drought. Hopefully this will improve over the next several years.

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Colusa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We left Yellowstone a day earlier to go to the Grand Tetons and stay the night, but our husbands decided that the Great Salt Lake would be better. Needless to say, I will never leave Yellowstone early to go there. It stunk so bad, we couldn't get out of the truck. Nope, not for me!

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Address: Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone Number: 801-259-1898
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