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    Day 1

    235 mi

    Salt Flats and Historic Museums to Elko

    You will enjoy today's itinerary with a visit to the unusual Bonneville Salt Flats, a historic airfield museum in Wendover, and an interpretive center on the trail of the 49ers.
    08:00

    Salt Lake City

    Start your journey from Salt Lake City. Stay at one of the hotels in the downtown area the night before if needed.
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    110.7 mi1 hr 40 min
    Salt Flats Rest Area Westbound
    09:4530 min

    Salt Flats Rest Area Westbound

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    As you continue west on the I-80, you will enjoy the scenic views of the lake as the road parallels alongside the shoreline. Soon it will turn into a dry basin extending into 30,000 acres of the Bonneville Salt Flats. This site is famous for its dazzling natural beauty and being home to multiple world records that were set on the speedway.
    Do not miss the exit for this rest stop as the next turnaround point is several miles of away. You may park at the rest stop and walk out onto the salt flats. You may see others driving onto the salt flats, but be aware of wet soil, which can cause your vehicle to get stuck.
    10.8 mi15 min
    Salt Flats Cafe
    10:3045 min

    Salt Flats Cafe

    Restaurant
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    Head out to Wendover for an early lunch at the Salt Flats Cafe where they serve Mexican and American cuisine. Some tasty menu items include the birria tacos, camarones encremados, shrimp cocktails, and fish tacos.
    0.3 mi5 min
    Historic Wendover Airfield Museum
    11:301 hr

    Historic Wendover Airfield Museum

    Landmark
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    The Historic Wendover Airfield is a preserved World War II Army Air Force base that is open to the public as a museum. Visitors can walk through the museum, climb to the top of the control tower, view an atomic bomb loading pit, and more. The museum also features a squadron maintenance hangar, a restored fire station, a Norden Bombsight building, and B-29 hangar.
    Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 4pm Saturday: 10am - 5pm Closed Sunday and Monday View Museum Website
    60.7 mi1 hr 10 min
    Trail Of The 49ers, Interpretive Center
    13:451 hr

    Trail Of The 49ers, Interpretive Center

    Museum
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    This is a local history museum in the small town of Wells, Nevada, that explores the history of the California Trail and Pony Express in Elko County. You will learn about 19th-century pioneers on the emigrant trail and their story through a collection of historical artifacts and documents.
    Hours Monday-Friday: 10 am - 3pm Closed Saturday & Sunday
    50.4 mi50 min
    BJ Bull Bakery
    15:451 hr

    BJ Bull Bakery

    Bakery
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    For an early dinner, head to BJ Bull Bakery. This unassuming bakery from the outside has the tastiest freshly baked pasties that you don't want to miss! You can try the beef and cabbage pasty, beef and potato pasty, or the beef and mushroom pasty. There are also a chicken and rice or cheese and veggie pasties for your consideration. In addition, the bakery serves handmade fruit pies.
    Hours Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm Saturday: 10 am - 3pm Closed Sunday
    2.2 mi10 min
    Home2 Suites By Hilton Elko
    17:0010 hrsHotels

    Home2 Suites By Hilton Elko

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    End your day at a hotel in Elko. There are many options to choose from in town. One option is the Home 2 Suites by Hilton, which is right off the freeway, and features modern amenities and a comfortable stay.
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