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What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?

Petersburg, Virginia
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What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?

White son and I will be passing through Salt Lake City next week and want to stop and see the lake itself. What are some of the sites that are worth seeing for first-time visitors?

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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1. Re: What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?

You're coming from the Yellowstone area, right? Then stop at Antelope Island State Park which is accessed from I 15 near Layton, Utah.

Here's a link about Antelope Island State Park. https:/…antelope-island

It's going to be very hot on the island. Have sun protection and water with you.

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2. Re: What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?

August 4 is their Spider Fest. I think it is a case of if you can't fight them, join them. This time of year expect Spiders, big and black. They aren't black widow, though. Just warning you.

Another good place to visit is Golden Spike National Historic site, where in 1869 the railroads from east and west were joined. The turn off is north of that for Antelope Island.

If you are interested in planes the Hill Air Force Base has a nice museum just off the freeway. https://www.aerospaceutah.org just an exit or two south of that for Antelope Island.

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3. Re: What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?

First reply.

Go to Antelope.

See the Lake.

Bring water.

Float in lake. (bugs will move, bring FLIP FLOPS!)

Do a hike.

Bring water.

Drive around.

Bring water.

Great 3/4 day trip

NY
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4. Re: What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?

You Asian son will be be joining you ?

Petersburg, Virginia
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5. Re: What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?

No, we aren't Asian.

But our adult son will be with us.

Stupid spell check on this phone...lol.

Edited: 04 August 2018, 12:28
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