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It's still there

The tree is still there and I still wonder why. Who decided we need a ceramic tree in the middle of... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Carol L
Salt Lake City, Utah
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As you drive through the flats you will notice this stange looking mushrooom kind of thing... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Brownsville, Texas
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North side of I-80, Wendover, UT
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There is a spot to stop and take a look at this interesting piece of art that’s been here since 1986. I wasn’t sure what it was at first. From Wiki: The Tree of Utah, sometimes called the Tree of Life, is an 87-foot-tall (27...More

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The tree is still there and I still wonder why. Who decided we need a ceramic tree in the middle of nowhere? Who paid for this piece of art? Why do people stop and take pictures?

Thank Carol L
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Count me in on the uniqueness of this structure. Amazing, interesting, startling, foregiving : lots of metaphors, many stories, a total delight, maybe a friend from the past to reconnect with ❤️❤️❤️

Thank happy4travel
Reviewed August 10, 2018

As you drive through the flats you will notice this stange looking mushrooom kind of thing. Unique and another reason to take a picture, Things you find in a desert.

Thank hpresas
Reviewed August 3, 2018

It’s a surprise as you drive upon it. Nothing spectacular though a nice mind inspiring thought where it stands alone in the desert. This along with Nessie made from tires and penguins standing in salt.

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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Took family here to see the tree out in the middle of nowhere. It is starting to fall apart after many years in the desert. Lots of graffiti on the tree.

Thank nanaof1boy3girls
Reviewed July 22, 2018

If you go across the salt flats on I-80 you can't miss it. A photo from the car will be good enough. You can technically get right along side of it and park from the westbound I-80 side, but with traffic moving at 80-90 mph,...More

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

While the art installment itself wasn't all that exciting, it did give a waypoint for the kids to look out for on our way to the Salt Flats. Signs say no stopping and I would agree with isn't necessary.

Thank luckychris101
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

I appreciate something unexpected and after miles of looking at desert this was unexpected. I think that creativity is to be appreciated and this is randomly random. Thanks to the artist for the laugh. Also along the north side of the road the “shark” and...More

Thank Sean B
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Traveling down the 80 from Salt Lake City on the Right Side. Pulled over on gravel side, no real parking. Because of rain could not walk around the site, but could see a lot. Exhibit is fenced in to keep people out for most of...More

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