We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?

Petersburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
51 posts
13 reviews
Save Topic
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?

Mentioned in this post
3-Day National Parks Tour from Las...
123 Reviews
from US$ 511.00*
Special Offer
3-Day National Parks Camping Tour...
114 Reviews
from US$ 598.49*
US$ 629.99
Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure...
174 Reviews
from US$ 91.89*
5 replies to this topic
Salt Lake City, Utah
Destination Expert
for Salt Lake City, Lake Powell
Level Contributor
19,059 posts
36 reviews
Save Reply
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.

Mentioned in this post
Antelope Island State Park
Antelope Island State...
977 Reviews
Syracuse, UT
Layton
Layton
Davis County, UT
Salt Lake City, Utah
Destination Expert
for Utah
Level Contributor
16,444 posts
157 reviews
Save Reply
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.

Mentioned in this post
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Golden Spike National...
299 Reviews
Corinne, UT
NY
Level Contributor
276 posts
Save Reply
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
Level Contributor
276 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?

You Asian son will be be joining you ?

Petersburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
51 posts
13 reviews
Save Reply
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
Reply to: What's worth seeing around the Great Salt Lake?
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted