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Bonneville Salt Flats

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Husband"s Delight

My husband was absolutely enthralled. A VW had set a new land speed record for its class the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Pam L
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Plano, Texas, Usa
Must god for Speed freaks

Spectacular nature with impressive light due to the salt. Must see for anyone with and interest... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Uncle-Denz
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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About
A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Interstate 80, Wendover, UT 84083
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 November 2012

If you really want to experience the Salt Flats go to Wendover in August and attend a couple days of the "speed week". All kinds of contraptions out for the drags. Multiple lanes of some of the fastest vehicles, bikes and such tearing it up....More

47  Thank tmleader
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 December 2012

We went there when there were no race. There were almost anybody. You don't know how to get safely on the salt lake. You should'nt get thre with your rental car.

5  Thank mc42
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Reviewed 9 October 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

1  Thank Pam L
Reviewed 4 October 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

Thank Uncle-Denz
Reviewed 3 October 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!

Thank Andie B
Reviewed 2 October 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!

Thank 665sandis
Reviewed 30 September 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.

Thank Sandi S
Reviewed 27 September 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

Thank tailung13
Reviewed 19 September 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

Thank DeanneHA
Reviewed 17 September 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.

Thank CarolccCNA
Reviewed 12 September 2018

About an hour and a half outside SLC off of I-80. It is free and you can pull off the highway to a rest area that provides car access to the flats if your car can handle it. We left our car in the lot...More

1  Thank hockeyaw19
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Got a chance to visit during the Motorcycle speed trials. It was a very interesting and enjoyable experience.

Thank zbestbiker
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Deznjane
25 September 2018|
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Response from allana s | 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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Rene C
19 August 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
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