Travel Blogs from West Wendover
Monday - The plan was to head to Elko, Nevada today. We really just wanted to be able to check this state off, but we also wanted to make the most of it by exploring a museum or two. When we realized that the trip there was going to be closer to four hours instead of just a little over two, we decided to stop in West Wendover, which is just over the border of Nevada. There we topped off the gas ...
... a few thousand army personal by the looks of the old barracks. Cross the border from Utah to Nevada (still in wendover town) and there are huge casinos. Mac Donald's / sub way/ other fast foods and fancy smooth roads. Nevada must have awesome gambling laws. It looked really funny, this town in the middle of no where, looks deserted and broken, cross a line and there are flash 5 storey plus buildings and casinos ...
... driving on the I-80, we are starting to experience major wind gusts, up to the point where it feels like a full blown gale. The salt flats apparently have a lot of dust on them too, as the sky is completely grey/brown with it. A couple of times the visibility is reduced to less than 1000ft.
We first came across a rest area in the middle of nowhere so we decided to get out and look around for a bit. As soon as I open the car door it is almost ripped from my hand ...
... We’ve even watched it in French! (You should try that version.) The words “I wanna go fast” send them into fits of laughter. “Speedway” is a Button Word to us. And a Speedway on SALT? I’ve wanted to see it for years.
Blinding white on both sides of the narrow two-laned asphalt, that’s all I see for several ...
... salt flats.
Spent the day visiting a few of the local tourist attractions, nothing to get excited about. Salt Lake City is a mining and industrial town, so there is a lot of air pollution, and you can certainly smell it in the air.
The day started off very cloudy, so we thought the drive to Jackson will be without any scenery. As we stared to drive up the mountains we reached the top of the ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Nevada Crossing West Wendover
Other places to stay in West Wendover
100 Wendover Boulevard, West Wendover | Hotelfrom $59
- Great hotel and very kid friendly
- Luxury found in Wendover.
- Gorgeous hotel.
1045 Wendover Boulevard, West Wendover | Hotelfrom $49
680 Wendover Boulevard, West Wendover | Hotelfrom $49