United States Utah

Great Salt Lake

A large saline lake, remains of prehistoric Lake Bonneville, known for its high salt content and critical habitat for migratory birds.

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Feeling salty? Make sure to pay the Great Salt Lake a visit when you're in Salt Lake City! That's where the city got it's name, after all (if you hadn't guessed that already). As the biggest salt lake in the western hemisphere, this massive body of water creates its own weather. Also, you'll float super easily, just like in the Dead Sea.

amy.mac 1 year ago

Great Salt Lake Guides

  • Top Historical Sites and Landmarks in Salt Lake City

    amy.mac (Amy McMahon)
    Salt Lake City, Utah's capital, is full of important and iconic historical landmarks. The city was established by Mormon pioneers in 1847, who went to build a city full of beautiful temples and memorials. Even if you're not a member of the LDS church, though, as the Crossroads of the West, Salt Lake has plenty of other worthwhile historical monuments scattered throughout the city and surrounding region. Whether you want to see temples or churches, historical houses or original farms, there's something for you to see in Salt Lake City!
  • Utah Road Trip

    nicolejordan (Nicole Jordan)