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Saltair, also The SaltAir, Saltair Resort, or Saltair Pavilion, is the name that has been given to several resorts located on the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, United States, about fifteen miles (25 km) from Salt Lake City.HistorySaltair IThe first Saltair, completed in 1893, was jointly owned by a corporation associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Salt Lake & Los Angeles Railway (later renamed as the Salt Lake, Garfield and Western Railway), which was constructed for the express purpose of serving the resort. Saltair was not the first resort built on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, but was the most successful ever built. It was designed by well-known Utah architect Richard K.A. Kletting and rested on over 2,000 posts and pilings, many of which remain and are still visible over 110 years later.Saltair was a family place, intended to provide a safe and wholesome atmosphere with the open supervision of Church leaders. While some of the other resorts in the area were seen as "spiritually bleak", a young courting Mormon couple could visit Saltair without worrying about gossip. Trains left from Salt Lake City every 45 minutes, and so long as the boy got the girl home at a reasonable time after the train arrived, parents weren't worried – in part because, from the moment of arriving at the station before the outing until they left the station coming home, they were usually never out of sight of trusted members of the community. More than once, a couple on the way home found themselves in the same car as their parents, who themselves had been dancing at Saltair.Arrange your visit to Saltair Pavilion and discover more family-friendly attractions in Magna using our Magna trip planning site.
Saltair Pavilion reviews
There's a lot of reviews on here complaining about this venue, but taking the time to understand the history and how it became what it is today is important. The Great Saltair was originally a...
There's a lot of reviews on here complaining about this venue, but taking the time to understand the history and how it became what it is today is important. The Great Saltair was originally a... more »
Wow so surprising to see how low the water was. I had to walk out almost a mile to breach the edge—lots of little skeletons of fish all over and many little tiny flies. Crazy we found a couch out there too. Really neat experience. Come check it out !
Everyone should stop and see this place it is beautiful! You will want to see it during spring or fall when the air is cooler so there are less bugs. Make sure to go earlier in the morning or later in the evening. If your going for photos Weekdays are best. Also don’t ruin everyone else’s fun by starting a fire!!!! The grass is dry and will destroy the land. Here’s a few photos showing the day we went and the fire that someone started that burned 100s of acres.
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