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“Stinks and Boring” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Great Salt Lake

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
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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.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Stinks and Boring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've been here a few times, have to drive by often. I know people who think it's fun but I think it's just gross.

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“Not a place to write home about”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Dirty, smelly, nats buzzing, salt dries on your skin, and no where to rinse off, not much in the hospitality area or creature comforts. Everyone should go once just to say they've been there

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“If you've never been... go...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

So, if you have never been, go. It is worth it to see it once. However, it can get really smelly! It is fun to go and see the spiral getty and the old Soltair. Other than that, we don't really go out there unless we need to get some photographs. I would recommend spending a little extra time and going out to the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Visited October 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Don't waste your time!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We went out to the Great Salt Lake in the summer. The smell was hard to ignore. One in our group had heard he could float in the Great Salt Lake, so he waded out about 300 feet. The water was only up to his knees. He finally gave up trying to find deep enough water, and when he came back to shore, he was covered in some kind of disgusting bugs, or brine shrimp. Anyway, it was not a pleasurable experience. There are many unforgettable sights in Utah, this isn't one of them.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Land locked lake of extremely high salt density”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

It's a unique geological feature for the United States, but it has not been developed properly by the State of Utah. There is no place to really visit other than the Great Salt Lake Marina. Sailing is great, but there are no boat charters or rentals. You CAN NOT swim in the lake unless you can shower soon after getting out. Could be a much better attraction if the State of Utah deployed adequate resources to make it visitor friendly.

Visited October 2012
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