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Bonneville Salt Flats

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A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Interstate 80, Wendover, UT 84083
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

We went on this quick trip to salt flats with three kids under 4. First of all WOW! Such a beautiful place, kids had fun playing with the salt, and we got beautiful pictures. Keep in mind that the salt if very sticky, if you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Svetie_g
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Every automotive and motorcycle enthusiast should experience Speed Week orchestrated by the all volunteer Southern California Timing Association. No monetary winnings, just bragging rights and listing in the records if you achieve a new land speed MPH time for your class. One of the few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Iceman M
Reviewed October 8, 2018

My husband was absolutely enthralled. A VW had set a new land speed record for its class the previous week, and we watched as VW made a commercial showcasing that model. It, took awhile to get started because the ambulance was delayed. But the fire...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular nature with impressive light due to the salt. Must see for anyone with and interest in racing or hot rodding. Great times to is Speedweek in August, World of Speed in September or World Final in October

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Uncle-Denz
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Excellent time! Great people, hot weather, entertainment. What more could you ask for? My husband and I wanted to go for years and we drove all the way from Alberta for it! It will be an annual event for us from now on!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andie B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you ever have the chance to see the races here do it! it is the most amazing place i have ever seen. just dont forget your sunglasses!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 665sandis
Reviewed September 29, 2018

There wasn't anything going on when I visited which may have contributed to my disappointment. What I saw was Salt Flats that were dirty looking, littered and a sign about the Flats which has been heavily spray-painted with graffiti.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandi S
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Just white flat land one would think...but, wow... legends where built there. Even if there is not much to see there (when nobody is racing its vehicle), the place is still amazing. All this white flat land, as far as your eyes can see. And...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tailung13
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Salt flats as far as the eye can see. Stop and just take a look or walk out on the flats for as far as you’d like. Just the drive through here is pretty cool and there is a place to stop which is worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DeanneHA
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I know if the flats are too wet world of speed gets canceled but it is so beautiful when there is water on the salt. It was only 80 today but the sun was bright and the reflection intense. It felt pretty darn hot.

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 14, 2018|
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Response from 665sandis | Reviewed this property |
You can if someone is willing to let you, you need to go to the training session and pay a fee
September 25, 2018|
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Response from 351allanas | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There is no shuttle. Lots of people will give you a ride there or drive to the salt and park your car. People will give you a ride into the salt to the pits or starting line etc. Lots of nice friendly people/workers
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August 19, 2018|
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Response from DannyWasserman | Reviewed this property |
I believe the salt is from the geology of the land. The Bonneville river which was around 20000 years ago from the north eventually dried up and I believe that area called Bonneville Flats is the residual effect left over... More