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  • Boudin Bakery & Cafe

    Famed for sourdough since 1849, this California bakery/cafe chain also offers light American bites. 

  • Lombard Street

  • PPQ Dungeness Island

    Spacious contemporary restaurant featuring Dungeness crab specialties & traditional Vietnamese fare.

  • Fisherman's Wharf

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  • USS San Francisco Memorial

    Lincoln Park in San Francisco, California, was dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln in 1909 and includes about 100 acres of the northwestern corner of the San Francisco Peninsula.

  • Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

    The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. One of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, it is still situated on its original site. It was rebuilt in 1965, and renovation of the lagoon, walkways, and a seismic retrofit were completed in early 2009.

    In addition to hosting art exhibitions, it remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals and is a favorite location for weddings and wedding party photographs for couples throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and such an icon that a miniature replica of it was built in Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim.

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

  • Fort Point

    Fort Point from the Civil War era located under the Golden Gate Bridge offering cannon drills & tours.

  • Golden Gate Bridge

  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

    This bridge, running across the San Francisco Bay connecting San Francisco with Oakland, is one of the longest bridges in the world.

    Long, stately span (including a tunnel through Yerba Buena Island), with a pedestrian/bike path.

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San Francisco Yosemite National Park
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  • Big Oak Flat Entrance

    It's an west entrance to the Yosemite National Park.

  • Tunnel View

    The Tunnel View overlook has been renovated—the first changes to this area since constructed in 1933—and re-dedicated in an Oct. 24, 2008, ceremony. The Tunnel View scenic overlook is a historic site, located adjacent to Wawona Road, affording expansive views of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, and Half Dome. The overlook was constructed during an era that heralded a boom in design and development throughout the National Park Service, and helped initiate the National Park Service “rustic design style.” Wawona Tunnel and Tunnel View were determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 because of their exemplary design.

  • Yosemite Valley

    Yosemite Valley is a glacial valley in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California. The valley is about 8 miles long and up to a mile deep, surrounded by high granite summits such as Half Dome and El Capitan, and densely forested with pines. The valley is drained by the Merced River and a multitude of streams and waterfalls including Tenaya, Illilouette, Yosemite and Bridalveil Creeks. Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America, and is a big attraction especially in the spring when the water flow is at its peak. The valley is renowned for its natural beauty, and is widely regarded as the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park, attracting visitors from around the world.

    The Valley is the main attraction in the park for the majority of visitors, and a bustling hub of activity during "tourist season" in the summer months.

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Yosemite National Park Los Angeles
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  • Mariposa Grove

    Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California, United States, in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park. It is the largest grove of Giant Sequoias in the park, with several hundred mature examples of the tree. Two of its trees (the Washington tree and the Grizzly Giant) are among the largest giant sequoias in the world.

  • Griffith Observatory

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  • Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • The Getty

    The Getty Center is in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles and is the primary location of the museum. The collection features Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. Its estimated 1.3 million visitors annually make it one of the most visited museums in the United States.

  • Santa Monica State Beach

    The beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. It is 3.5 miles long and has parks, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, as well as manned lifeguard stations, the original Muscle Beach, bike rentals, concessions, a few hotels, a bike path, and wooden pathways for warm days and beachgoers with disabilities.Visitor activities include volleyball, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming.

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Los Angeles San Diego
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  • USS Midway Museum

    The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum.It consists of the aircraft carrier Midway(CV-41).Life-at-sea exhibits, restored planes & flight simulators aboard this legendary aircraft carrier. 

    The USS Midway was America's longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, from 1945 to 1992.Midway opened as a museum on 7 June 2004.As of 2015 Midway is the most popular naval warship museum in the United States.

  • Balboa Park

  • Americas Cup Harbor

    Formerly known as Commercial Basin and housing much of San Diego's sport and commercial fishing fleet, the small cove in the southern lee of Shelter Island was renamed in 1994 to America's Cup Harbor, in honor of the 1995 America's Cup races held in San Diego.America's Cup Harbor has several boat yards and marinas for private sailing yachts, as well as a mooring field.

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  • SeaWorld San Diego

  • Old Town

    The Old Town is the oldest settled area in San Diego and is the site of the first European settlement in present-day California.It contains Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Presidio Park, both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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San Diego Las Vegas
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Extended Stay America - Las Vegas - Midtown
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  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

    The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet high, making them a popular hiking and rock climbingdestination. The highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet.

  • Las Vegas Strip

    The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. The Strip is approximately 4.2 miles in length,located immediately south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester. However, the Strip is often referred to as being "in Las Vegas". Most of the Strip has been designated an All-American Road, and is considered a scenic route at night. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Fifteen of the world's 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 62,000 rooms.

    One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas' cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture and lights. The rapidly evolving skyline and constant modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, and entertainment offerings on the Strip, have established it as one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States, and the world.

     

  • Fountains of Bellagio

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  • Outdoor Gondola Rides

    By the Gondola of the Venetian hotel,Passengers will feel as if they have really been shipped to Italy.The Gondola imitating the Venice's, has four seats each pod, take four people.It also has a white and gold elaborative wedding pod, served as many wedding.

    Take the escalator located in the clock tower outside of the Venice hotel to the second floor, enter the hall,the first is shopping area, through the shopping area to the end of the canal.The Gondola Wharf just on the other end of the canal.

  • The Roller Coaster

    The Roller Coaster, through the inside and outside of the hotel.The peak of The Roller Coaster is 203m high, the biggest dive is 144m,with the speed of 108 km per hour.
    The Roller Coaster was launched in January 1997, more than one million visitors experience each year.

  • Big Shot

    Strap into the Big Shot and prepare to be shot 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour as you overlook the majestic Las Vegas Valley. In a matter of seconds, the Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the Tower's mast to a height of 1,081 feet and down again. Before you catch your breath, you'll be shot back up again at forces unmatched by other Vegas thrill parks! Experience a gut-wrenching four 'G's of force on the way up, and feel negative 'G's on the way down as your legs dangle in the Las Vegas skyline.

  • X Scream

    Open rides is located the roller coaster track with 69 feet long at the top of the Stratosphere Tower , but the difference is the typical roller coaster take you back to the ground, X Scream rides park in the air in a 30 degree angle down, then shaking, rotating, advancing at about 866 feet above the ground.
    Each chair of the rides is equipped with four independent locking system, and titanium limit brake.It also has emergency control system.

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Las Vegas Grand Canyon National Park
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  • Lake Mead & Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named after President Herbert Hoover.

  • Grand Canyon Village

    Grand Canyon Village is a census-designated place (CDP) located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Coconino County,Arizona, in the United States. Located in Grand Canyon National Park, it is wholly focused on accommodating tourists visiting the canyon. Its origins trace back to the railroad completed from Williams, Arizona, to the canyon's South Rim by the Santa Fe Railroad in 1901. Many of the structures in use today date from that period. The village contains numerous landmark buildings, and its historic core is itself a National Historic Landmark District, designated for its outstanding implementation of town design.

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  • South Rim Trail

  • Grand Canyon Visitor Center

    If you are entering through the South Entrance Station, make the Visitor Center your first stop. You can park your car in one of four parking areas, then get your first view of Grand Canyon by taking a short walk (or shuttle bus ride) to nearby Mather Point.

    From the Visitor Center, it is also possible to Park-and-Ride. Leave your car and board free shuttle buses to ride around the Village and out to scenic overlooks.

    At the Visitor Center you can:

    • Find information. Outside exhibits discuss park activities and attractions; hiking, the free shuttle bus system and park ranger programs.
    • Watch Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder, a 20 minute movie that takes viewers on a rim to river and dawn to dusk journey through the park. Movie starts on the hour and half-hour
    • Explore exhibits inside, including: interactive trip planners, a large video-enabled relief map, a Science On a Sphere® program, and displays of historic artifacts.
    • Stop at the Park Store for books and a variety of Grand Canyon gifts.
    • Rent a bicycle or take a guided bicycle tour, available March through October. A coffee bar with "grab and go" food options is located here. 
  • Trail View Point

    Stunning view of a big part of the Bright Angel Trail. Absolutely stunning!

    By Red Route Bus.
  • Maricopa Point

    Hermit Road vista with exceptional rim views of canyon, river & an old copper & uranium mine.

    By Red Route Bus.
  • Powell Point

    The best thing about this point is the small path that extends into the canyon. There is a raised platform at the end of the path that allows a very good 360 view of the area.

    By Red Route Bus.
  • Hopi Point

    South Rim overlook with unobstructed canyon vistas & popular stop for sunrise & sunset viewing. 

    By Red Route Bus.
  • Mohave Point

    South Rim overlook with wide vistas of terraced cliffs, sandstone mesas & curving Colorado River.

    By Red Route Bus.
  • The Abyss

    Panoramic viewpoint along Hermits Rest route, with dizzying vertical drops down into canyon bottom. 

    By Red Route Bus.
  • Monument Creek Vista

    By Red Route Bus.
  • Pima Point

    Cliffside promontory & scenic South Rim viewpoint overlooking 40 mi. of rugged canyonlands.

    By Red Route Bus.
  • Hermit Trail

    The Hermit Trail is a hiking trail in Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona. This trail provides access to a historic area of Grand Canyon and offers a more challenging route to the Colorado River for more experienced canyon hikers.

    By Red Route Bus.
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Grand Canyon National Park Page
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  • Yaki Point

     Nature's Manifest, friendliness of this tribe's working during tis stop.

  • South Kaibab Trail

    The South Kaibab Trail is a hiking trail in Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona. Unlike the Bright Angel Trail which also begins at the south rim of Grand Canyon and leads to the Colorado River, the South Kaibab Trail follows a ridge out to Skeleton Point allowing for 360-degree views of the canyon.

  • Grandview Point

    South Rim viewpoint overlooking a panorama of colorful canyons, ridges & the snaking Colorado River. 

  • Desert View Watchtower

    Stone tower rising 7 stories designed in 1932 by Mary Colter, a pioneering Grand Canyon architect. 

  • Horseshoe Bend

  • Lake Powell

    Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona.Encompassing over 1.25 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history.

     

     

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  • Upper Antelope Canyon

    Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers, and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. Private tour companies have been permitted to offer tours since 1987. It has been accessible by tour only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park. Photography within the canyons is difficult due to the wide exposure range (often 10 EV or more) made by light reflecting off the canyon walls.

    Upper Antelope Canyon is called Tsé bighánílíní, "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo. It is the most frequently visited by tourists for two reasons. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Second, beams(shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings in the top of the canyon) are much more common in Upper than in Lower. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Winter colors are a little more muted like the photo displayed here. Summer months provide two types of lighting. Light beams start to peek into the canyon March 20 and disappear October 7 each year.

  • Glen Canyon Dam

    Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States, near the town of Page. The 710-foot (220 m) high dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from 1956 to 1966 and forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. with a capacity of 27 million acre feet.

  • Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas

    Lake Powell is located in northern Arizona and stretches up into southern Utah. It's part of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. With nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, endless sunshine, warm water, perfect weather, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the west, Lake Powell is the ultimate playground. Rent a houseboat, stay at our campground, or enjoy our lodging and hop aboard a guided expedition.

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Monument Valley Arches National Park
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  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Visitor Center

    Welcome to the Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park.  You are experiencing one of the most majestic - and most photographed - points on earth.

    This great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet. framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. The angle of the sun accents these graceful formations, providing scenery that is simply spellbinding.

  • Merrick's Butte

    Merrick Butte is a butte located in Monument Valley in extreme northeast Navajo County, Arizona. It is located 1.4 miles east of the monument headquarters and 1.25 miles south of the Arizona–Utah state line.It is part of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and is similar to its neighbors West and East Mitten Buttes just to the north.

  • West and East Mitten Buttes

    West and East Mitten Buttes are two distinctive geological features found within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in northeast Navajo County, Arizona. When viewed from the south, the buttes appear to be two gigantic mittens with their thumbs facing inwards.

    The two buttes are about 0.6 miles (0.97 km) from the Arizona–Utah state line and West Mitten Butte is 1.1 miles (1.8 km) northeast of the park headquarters.The summit of West Mitten Butte is 6,176 feet (1,882 m) and East Mitten Butte is 6,226 feet (1,898 m) in elevation.

    The Mittens form a triangle with Merrick Butte about 2/3 of a mile to the south and, with Sentinel Mesa.

    The buttes are made of three principal rock layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock Shale, the middle is de Chelly Sandstone, and the top layer is the Moenkopi Formation capped by Shinarump Conglomerate.

  • Artist's Point

    Artist's Point, place where artists can create landscape and bring them to life on their canvas. 

  • Totem pole

    Totem Pole, this spire monument is an example of what erosion does to a butte. A totem pole is a historical or mythical marker created by Northeastern tribes, usually carved out of wood. 

  • Three Sisters

    The Three Sisters is a formation of Catholic nun facing her two pupils. 

  • North Window Drive

    North Window-­ overlooks the northern view of the lower valley. On the left is Elephant Butte. On the right is Cly Butte, Cly (Navajo name for Left), is named after a well known Navajo medicine man, he is buried at the foot of the formation.

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  • Arches National Park Visitor Center & Park Headquarters

    Arches National Park is a US National Park in eastern Utah. The park is located on the Colorado River 4 miles north of Moab, Utah.

    Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.

  • Balanced Rock

    Landmark featuring a huge sandstone block appearing to balance precariously on a thin rock column. 

  • South Window

    Arch on the south side of the Windows, a sandstone fin featuring 2 massive, eye-shaped openings. 

  • North Window

    Arch on the north side of the Windows, a sandstone fin featuring 2 massive, eye-shaped openings.

  • Double Arch

    Sandstone formation & popular photo op with 2 big arches springing from the same side foundation. 

  • Delicate Arch

    Delicate Arch is on the top of many visitors' to-do lists. In a park with over 2,000 stone arches, this particular free-standing arch has become a widely recognized symbol of the state of Utah and one of the most famous geologic features in the world.

    The light opening beneath the arch is 64 feet high and 45 feet wide, making it the largest free-standing arch in the park. It has had more than a few names in its history, from the colorful ("Cowboy's Chaps", "Old Maid's Bloomers") to the prosaic ("Salt Wash Arch"). The term "Delicate" first appeared in a January 1934 article about the Arches National Monument Scientific Expedition, which described it as "the most delicately chiseled arch in the entire area."

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Arches National Park Bryce Canyon National Park
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  • Landscape Arch

    Arches' longest sandstone span, measuring 290 ft. across, accessible via the Devils Garden trail.

  • Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center

    Park's full-service visitor complex with ranger help desk, bookstore, exhibits & award-winning film.

  • Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point

    Sunset Point offers vistas of some of the most famous and breathtaking of Bryce Canyon's hoodoos. Directly below the point and to the south, the Silent City rises from the canyon floor, a maze of hoodoos and fins packed in tight formation. Just below the overlook on the northern edge, Thor's Hammer stands alone. Striking in form due to its isolation from other hoodoos, Thor's Hammer is a favorite among visitors.

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Bryce Canyon National Park Salt Lake City
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  • Rainbow Point

    Viewpoint at park's highest elevation with a panorama of Pink Cliffs & colorful hoodoo landscape.

  • Yovimpa Point

    Here is one of the places you can get a good look at the sequence of rock layers called the Grand Staircase. The sections or steps in the Grand Staircase are named for the dominant color of rock. You are standing on the top step known as the Pink Cliffs. Directly below you are the Grey Cliffs. As you look into the distance you can see Molly's Nipple, which is part of the White Cliffs. Looking down into distant canyons near the horizon, you can just make out some red rock underneath the White Cliffs. This red rock makes up the Vermilion Cliffs. Hidden from view but directly under the towering Vermilion Cliffs are the comparatively diminutive Chocolate Cliffs. The tree-covered hills that meet the horizon belong to the Kaibab Plateau — the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

  • Black Birch Canyon

    Roadside pullout along Bryce Canyon Rim, offering scenic views south to Rainbow Point. 

  • Ponderosa Canyon

    From this vantage point you can see how the type of rock that composes the different steps of the Grand Staircase determines what kinds of plants can grow on it. The varying densities of vegetation determine how erosion shapes the land.

    In the slick rock sandstone of the White Cliffs the soil is thin or nonexistent and plants cannot easily take hold. The lack of plants causes this region to endure intense erosion with each rainstorm forming deep canyons, rounded domes and pointed nipples.

  • Agua Canyon

    Viewpoint filled with distinctive rock formations (hoodoos) & scenic views of the Grand Staircase.

  • Natural Bridge

    Massive 85-ft. arch carved out of sedimentary red rock by geologic forces over millions of years.

  • Farview Point

    Farview Point is appropriately named, with spectacular views of famous landmarks that make up the Grand Staircase. From north to south you can see: the Aquarius Plateau (Pink Cliffs), the Kaiparowits Plateau (Grey Cliffs), Molly's Nipple (White Cliffs), and even glimpses of the Kaibab Plateau on which lies the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

  • Swamp Canyon

    Swamp Canyon appears relatively small and sheltered from the overlook, bounded on both sides by fins and hoodoos. This size allows the viewer to develop a more intimate connection with the landscape than some of the grander viewpoints may provide.

  • Paria View

    Photographers seeking sunset pictures are often disappointed by the fact that most of the cliffs and hoodoos of Bryce Canyon do not face the setting sun. Paria View is one exception. Here one prominent and photogenic castle-like hoodoo rises high above the canyon floor to absorb the last rays of the setting sun. Paria is a Paiute word meaning "water with elk" or "water with mud". The translation varies depending on context and season.

  • Bryce Point

    From Bryce Point, one of the most scenic vistas of the full amphitheater and all its wonders amaze the visitor. Bryce Point is famous for its extraordinary sunrises. From here you can watch the tops of hoodoos set alight as if by fire from the first rays of the rising sun. Like fire, the orange light quickly spreads driving shadows from all but the deepest recesses of the amphitheater. 

  • Inspiration Point

    The viewpoint at Inspiration Point consists of three levels that provide varied spectacular perspectives of the main amphitheater. From here, visitors look toward the Silent City (near Sunset Point) with its many rows of seemingly frozen hoodoos set against the backdrop of Boat Mesa. All who look out from this point are bound to be inspired, considering the intricacies of the hoodoos and their formation through the erosion of the Claron Formation. 

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  • Salt Lake Temple

  • Temple Square

  • Great Salt Lake State Park

    This State Park provides boat slips, public viewpoints of Great Salt Lake, sail and motorboat access, and a search and rescue operations center. The lake, which is two to seven times saltier than the ocean, is also a popular destination for bird watching as it is a major stop for millions of migratory birds.