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Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County, Wendover, Nevada, World Speed Racing, Auto, Motorcycle, RecordThe Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely-packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”.

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce-Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing. The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Bonneville Salt Flats Utah Clouds

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats Auto Racing, Speedway, California, Nevada, Wendover, Cars, MotorcyclesBonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motorsports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motorsports in 1912 but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*
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Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set the highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meets on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled-down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized scattered between the larger public meets.*

Ski Resort Map & Locations

Central Utah

Summit/Wasatch County

Park City Mountain Resort
Deer Valley
Soldier Hollow

Park City Mountain Cams

Salt Lake County Utah

Utah County

Northern Utah

Davis/Weber County

Cache/Rich County

Southern Utah

Iron County

Snow Skiing Related Links & Resources

Ski & Snow Report by KSL

Utah Holiday Christmas Light Map


View Utah Holiday Christmas Lights in a larger map

This is a work in progress. Let us know if you come across a Holiday Christmas Light Exhibit/Display Location in Utah that we have missed. We will be adding to this Map as we discover new locations so check back often. Happy Holidays!

Jordan River Parkway Trail–Winchester Park

Jordan River Parkway Trail bridge crossing Jordan River near Winchester Park in Murray, Utah (Featured Photo)

Bicyclist riding Jordan River Parkway Trail with mid-January snow near Winchester Park, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail Photo Album

Utah Places of Interest

Top locations to visit in Utah. Historic Utah Governor’s Mansion, 603 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 featured above. 

Salt Lake County – Central Utah

Salt Lake City

Temple Square
Cathedral of the Madeleine
The Historic Governor’s Mansion
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Crone’s Hollow – Pagan Community Center

Tracy Aviary

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

This Is The Place Heritage Park

Liberty Park

The Beehive House

Sandy

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Rio Tinto Stadium

West Jordan

Gardner Village
Kennecott Copper Mine

Murray

Murray Park

Utah County–Utah Valley

Lehi

Thanksgiving Point

American Fork

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Provo

Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Springville

Springville Museum of Art

Spanish Fork

Krishna Temple

Payson

Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center

Tooele County

Bonneville–Wendover

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

Stansbury Park

Stansbury Park Observatory Complex

Davis County

Syracuse

Antelope Island State Park

Weber County

Ogden

Eccles Mansion – Community Art Center

Juab County

Little Sahara Sand Dunes

San Juan County

The Four Corners

Africa: Arts of a Continent

Sarcophagus, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Africa: Arts of a Continent, Salt Lake City, utah,This ambitious exhibition of African art objects drawn from the UMFA’s permanent collection centers on themes of the spirit world and afterlife.

Africa: Arts of a Continent explores the spiritual and political power of Central African masks, the magic and mystery of ancestral African sculptures, and the enduring beauty of African objects used in everyday life. The installation debuts of one of the UMFA’s newest acquisitions: a late XXVIth Dynasty Egyptian sarcophagus.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Marcia & John Price Museum Building · University of Utah

410 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0360
(801) 581-7332

Arts & Craft Classes

Arts & Crafts Classes, Lessons, UtahMichael’s offers a large array of Art & Craft Classes including Art Painting, Cake Decorating, Jewelry Making, Paper Crafting, Knit & Crochet, Kids Classes, Birthday Parties and Card Making.

 

Daily and evening classes available including weekends. Check your local store location calendar for times.

Michael’s
Arts & Crafts Supply Store, Utah
(800) 642-4235

Free Animal Shows

Free Animal Show, Brigham Young University, Museum, Provo, Utah, Children's Activities, Family, Educational, LearningEnjoy a free Show at Brigham Young University Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum weekdays and Saturday.

Free Weekly Shows 

 

Free public shows are held in-house Monday-Friday at 7:30 PM with an additional show at 6:30 PM on Monday, and Saturday at 1 PM and 3 PM. Shows typically last 30 to 45 minutes.

Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Brigham Young University
645 E 1430 N, Provo, UT 84602