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Address: Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone Number: +1 801-259-1898
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This 20,000 square mile lake, the second saltiest in the world, is also a...

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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Interesting place to see

Since they had not had rain lately, the lake was drying out and the remaining slat was stirred up in the air creating a hazy sky between the mountain ranges. Antelope island has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mo1962
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Hampstead, Maryland
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Corinth, Texas
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With time to spare I made the drive to see the great salt lake if just for bragging rights alone. Nice drive while viewing Antelope Island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of salt! Been there many times. I have always enjoyed visiting out there and seeing the vast amount of salt and water.

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Cedar City, Utah
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving by the Salt Lake was amazing. Seeing the Salt manufacture and knowing where it comes from is incredible! There are parts of the Lake that look like a mirror! I don't know if it was because it was cooler outside or if it is always like that. I felt like I had left reality and time for a while,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great activity to visit if you need a break from skiing for a day. Beautiful interesting to go to the island on the lake.

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake is amazing. You have to walk to the edge, taste it! it's the largest lake in the northwest and an amazing ecological gift. People love sailing on the lake! Hundreds of boats are out when the weather is great.

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the sunrise from the Great salt desert and it was very impressive! You can enjoy driving on it!

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the GSL after a tour of Salt Lake City and it was well worth it. I didn't get the bad smell every one is talking about. I purchased a few things and paid my parking at the visitor center which had a nice gentlemen there greeting you . Check it out if you can! The view is something... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You truly do float in this lake. It was very enjoyable except for one thing. There was a really bad odor there. Had something to do with the water I think. Aside from that it was a a very good tour.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since they had not had rain lately, the lake was drying out and the remaining slat was stirred up in the air creating a hazy sky between the mountain ranges. Antelope island has free roaming animals like bison, antelope, coyote. Ranger had to tell people not to approach the bison.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great Salt Lake is receding due to drought conditions. It is a marvelous area to see and belongs in a land before time. Best area to access the lake is Antelope Island which is in Syracuse, Utah. Take the freeway north from the airport to Antelope Drive; at the light turn left and keep driving west and you will... More 

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