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Address: Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone Number: 801-259-1898
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This 20,000 square mile lake, the second saltiest in the world, is also...

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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Scenic Wonder on an island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake.

Go across the causeway onto Antelope Island which is surrounded by the natural waters of the Great Salt Lake, which is one the worlds wonders. See the line of the Rocky Mountain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Charles B
Oldham, United Kingdom

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go across the causeway onto Antelope Island which is surrounded by the natural waters of the Great Salt Lake, which is one the worlds wonders. See the line of the Rocky Mountain range along one side of the lake. Drive around Antelope Island with different views at every turn, see Bison roaming freely and visit the high point of the... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the middle of the Great Salt Lake lies a small island, protected as a State Park. The drive up to the Antelope Island State Park requires at least at least one hour from Salt Lake City. In order to explore and enjoy the island visitors should plan at least 5-6 hours. Easy to tour with a vehicle, but there... More 

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Murray, Utah
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Salt Lake has always held an allure to me because of its unique composition. I decided that admiring it from a distance was not going to satisfy my curiousity so I finally cleared the calendar on a warm July afternoon and took the family to Antelope Island to try and float in its waters. Antelope Island is a... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing really spectacular in the area. Walked around the lake for a spell. Went to the Marina..nothing much to see there either. Spend about an hour here, took a couple pictures & left. Will not do a return visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Salt Lake is apparently disappearing, which is almost as sad as the dead animals. It doesn't smell great either. The most interesting thing we saw here was an abandoned gift shop kind of building covered in nesting birds.

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Greer, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Great Salt Lake was low in water and did have a high sulphuric smell. Might want to take Kleenex to keep some of the odor away. I probably would not take kids here unless they stay in car...

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whwn you go to it is impossible not to see natural beaty. When you go up to hills the view will be better. When we were there therewas no windbat all so the lake was smooth and like a mirror.

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State of Sao Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's really not a nice place to go. It's unique, but it smells and there is nothing around, just some factories.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a native Utahn and I have seen this lake once... It is disgusting. It smells and has a ton of bugs. Believe me this isn't something you want to spend your time seeing. It literally is a huge salty lake. It is so salty that nothing lives in it. It is not a beach to lay out at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a marvel to see the water in the middle of nowhere. It is really pretty and we enjoyed our trip to Salt Lake City.

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