Magna, Utah: Saltair - The Cursed Resort

"Saltair" is a strange, Moorish structure built on the shore of the Great Salt Lake, in the hope that someone will come. Still hosts seasonal evening events, from shows by Jane's Addiction to food bank benefit concerts.
I-80, Magna, UT
Great Salt Lake. From Salt Lake City, I-80 West to Exit 104 Saltair, turn right.
Closed daytime, opens for concerts though.
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Great Salt Lake bound.

Saltair - The Cursed Resort

Behind the Saltair Resort it's about a half mile walk to the water. Lots of bugs, so brace yourself!

[MNA, 06/25/2018]

Saltair Pavilion, 1901 postcard.

Saltair - The Cursed Resort

There is gift shop open that sells postcards showing what it looked like 100 years ago.

[M Robin, 07/26/2017]

Saltair III.

Saltair III

Saltair III -- one of the most bizarre structures you'll see! Don't forget to circle the entire building to view all there is to offer, architecturally.

[gjb, 08/09/2015]

The Cursed Resort of Saltair III has somehow survived several catastrophes (floods, perpetual bad smells) since it opened in 1982. Its two predecessors, Saltair and Saltair II, burned down.

Model of Saltair.

Saltair - The Cursed Resort

We pulled off and went in -- the gift shop was open for the summer. We were able to walk through the concert hall. Around the back is a rise or hill that gives a nice view of the Great Salt Lake.

The gift shop has terrific postcards of Saltair, old photos from its heyday, as well as photos of the fires.

[Joanie Berkwitz, 07/30/2014]
Saltair - The Cursed Resort

Saltair is alive and well. There is a souvenir shop that stays open till 6:00 PM, which gives you the chance to see the interior of the concert hall. You also get a nice view of Great Salt Lake.

[Ron G, 09/02/2013]

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