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Utah ..Bonneville Salt Flats

An August 2001 trip to Salt Lake City by Chuckk

BonnevilleFlats Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah More Photos
Quote: Boston to SF..driving across America Aug 13 thru 20 2001 Bonneville Flats Hiway 80

Utah ..Bonneville Salt Flats

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Overview

BonnevilleFlats Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Bonneville Flats is one of the most unique natural features in Utah, stretching over 30,000 acres. Thousands of visitors such as commercial filmmakers, and of course, highspeed auto racers, make the Salt Flats a world famous destination. The raceway is 7 miles beyond the pictures I've taken. Gary Gabolich's Rocket Flame, attained a spectacular 622.4 mile per hour in 1970. The salt is heavy and thick and many stop to write their names or initials with the black or brown stones lying around, It was over 100 degrees when we were passing through. The soda machines were empty and bathroom/rest stop was closed. Quick Tips: The salt surface contans potassium, magnesium lithium and sodium chloride(co...Read More
Sky Harbor Executive Suites Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Great place, mini suite with full size kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, dishes & pots and pans. Living room has convertible bed and TV with VCR. French doors in bedroom for privacy. Large bathroom, full tub w/hair dryer.

Found this place thru link They have coupons for one night''s stay for $55.00. Otherwise expect to pay at least 85.00. They have non-smoking rooms as well as smoking. About 5 mins from airport and 2 miles from Downtown Salt Lake City. Coupons also in Travel Guide available at most Denny''s or McDonalds. If you decide not to cook, several restaurants within 2 blocks.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2001

Sky Harbor Executive Suites
1876 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown

Restaurant | "Marriotts"

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Guess What? I found my Starbucks coffee at the Coffee Bar in the Marriott Hotel. Hotel is located across from the Convention Center, 1/2 Block from Temple Square.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 4, 2001

Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown
75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 531-0800

Temple Square

Attraction | "Salt Lake Temple"

Temple Square Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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The 10 acre refuge with is a magnificently landscaped ground surrounding the Salt Lake Temple. Experienced representatives will take you on a complimentary tour of Temple Square, including the Tabernacle, the Assembly Hall and the beautiful flower gardens. Brigham Young designated where the temple would be built, and on April 6, 1853, he laid the cornerstone of the temple's foundation. As you enter the courtyard you will notice the lines of buses (tourists)in the street. The SLC convention center is directly across the street. Plan to spend the day: so many sites to see and free admission. You will NOT see a Starbuck's at any location downtown. Don't expect to find many places for breakfast, except fo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2001

Temple Square
50 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 240-4872

unusual site on 80 Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Leaving Salt Lake City toward Nevada is a long and tedious drive. The lake seems to run forever over the desert colored hills and flat lands. You can drive at 85 mph, since the speed limit is 75 mph. Along the lake which is solid white salt, you see names and initals of those who have stopped to leave their mark with rocks & stones near the dirt path along highway 80. Pictures attached were taken by Allyson, my daughter, while I was speeding at 85 mph. Next stop...Bonneville Flats.