Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino
Travel Blogs from West Wendover
After chatting with Shirley at the front desk we left on what we thought was going to be a fairly boring hot ride. But it was the opposite the air was cool in the morning and scenery was harsh and dramatic heading onto Ely. Beautiful dramatic landscape, some long twists and turns, altogether a nice ride. A couple of stops at the road pull offs and …
Salt Lake City nestled in the mountains is beautiful. From all angles you can view mountains with snow on the peaks. The city itself is nice, spring time so all the flowers are coming out. We spent some time walking through temple square, checking out the big churches. Mostly built in the 1800's they are quite grand. Being Easter a lot of people were heading into the churches so we never checked them out. The ...
... case: 130mph on a dried lake bed is fast and an exhilarating experience!
After a few more runs my racer urges are mostly fulfilled so we decide to head back to civilization. From my gps I determine we drove up to the flats about 10 miles to the North East, so now we just go 10 miles SW. Without problems we find the end of the paved road, where some minivans are just making their entrance onto the flats. Like the mustang before us we extend the same courtesy ...
... administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
· The first automobile speed record on the flats was set by daredevil Teddy Tezlaff in 1914 – 141.73 mph.
· Craig Breedlove went 600.6 mph in the 1960’s.
· Gary Gabolich went 622.4 mph in 1970 in a rocket car named Blue Flame.
· About 15,000 years ago, Lake Bonneville ...
... It mines 55 million tonnes of ore and 120 million tonnes of overburden(the rock in the way of the ore) every year. The pit is 2 3/4miles across and 3/4 mile deep. So look carefully at the picture and you can see the trucks hauling the ore, running along the roads. Then look at the picture of a truck tyre to get an idea of how big the trucks are. Otherwise theres no sense of perspective. It just looks like a hole in the ground.
On the way out we were acosted by the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking