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Address: Wendover, UT
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A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.

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Pretty cool to see!

The Bonneville salt Flats were pretty cool to see. You could walk far out into the salt crusted desert. It was quite an interesting experience. It's not somewhere that you were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
PeteandChelly
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Cumberland
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Cumberland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bonneville salt Flats were pretty cool to see. You could walk far out into the salt crusted desert. It was quite an interesting experience. It's not somewhere that you were going to spend all day, but if you were traveling by it is definitely worth a stop.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving from SLC to Elko, NV so it's kind of a must on the way. It was more of a rest stop for us, I'm not a big car or speed fan, but my 18 year old nephew really enjoyed seeing it. I liked seeing how the salt is formed the way it is with the water. That's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no formal spot to enjoy the Salt Flats but there is a rest stop on the I-80 about 10-12 miles from Wendover. It's possibly the most boring and flat 1.5 hour drive from Salt Lake City. You can actually see the curvature of the earth. When you finally get to the rest stop, there are a couple restrooms... More 

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1 Thank Kelly C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's a rest area along I-80 where you have access to the salt flats. It's a few miles east of west wendover NV. There is a small beach area where you can kick off your shoes and walk right out on the flats. The water was ankle deep for our visit. The crystallized lake floor is sand-like, but more on... More 

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Yucca Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the salt flats both from the Speedway and from the Eastbound Rest Area. Both were great. Neither take much time or are too far off the interstate. That's why we chose to do both. We had a 5 and an 11 year old with us & they were enthralled. They loved standing in the salt and playing in... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting roadside stop. View from the rest stop outside of Salt Lake City. You can walk out on the salt. Much prettier than the Great Salt Lake. Beautiful in a strange and eerie way.

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North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool to see this vast area of flatness. We stopped to see and take it all in. There was still water on part of it. The dry part is hard like pavement.

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1 Thank RuralPearl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a really neat place to visit. The Evaporation Pond was still wet from recent rains and nothing was going on except stupid tourists driving out into the water... they got stuck and had to be wenched out. Don't be like the stupid tourists! When they weren't yelling at each other, the peace and quiet was surreal. The BLM might... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been following the happenings at the Flats for years, and I finally made it out there to see the grounds. The day I was there, there was nothing going on as the salt was wet from recent rains. I drove out to the end of the road, where the information sign is mounted (yes, the one that is full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We had been really amazed looking at pictures of the Bonneville Salt Flats so on our recent vacation to Yellowstone NP we set aside time to visit this outworldly site and booked a 1 night stay in Wendover Nevada, the closest town. What we didn't know was that it took 121 miles or a 2 hour to drive from Salt... More 

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