Utah Tourist Traps

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    Ruby's is big promo
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  • Strin of shops to stroll through-briefly
    Strin of shops to stroll through-briefly
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  • Rocks galore
    Rocks galore
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Utah Tourist Traps

  • Salt Lake

    Salt Lake City Tourist Traps

    the great salt lake is not particularly attractive, it is swarmed by flies and smells of something rotting get in the water so that you too can come to the realization that things float higher in the denser salt water go hiking!!

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  • Heber Valley-Worth a Second Look.

    However much Heber City has grown in the last few ten years, I have since moved away and moved back; my used to be little town was mostly for farmers. Now, because of the Olympic arrival in 2002, people felt it productive to spend spend spend and build many little useless shops on main street. Because I now live here, close to my family, so that I...

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  • Utah and alcohol!

    Watch out with alcohol in this state. Utah and alcohol are opposite to eachother. The laws on use of alcoholic drinks are very strict!They are not as liberal as Europe is about alcohol.

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  • Be aware at the car insurance....

    Be aware at the car insurance. The insurance provided by several rent a car Cies with a 4WD applies after the personal insurance which is a current practice in USA but not in Europe. It is a serious trap because :- the parks are not so uninhabited they seem,- the Rent a Car Cies don't give information,- a liable accident in USA can cost more than a...

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  • Just watch out for all the...

    Just watch out for all the tourist shops. I mean, I admit, I'll go in and pick up a postcard and shot glass, and maybe something else, but ugh... there's still a lot of junk in these places. The worst I saw in Utah was in Bryce. Moab has its share, but generally the shops were nicer here, like art galleries and such.

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  • Most gift shops are traps. ...

    Most gift shops are traps. Try Rock Shops instead. We bought a magnificent stone carving (Indian pueblo) at a Rock Shop on Rt 9 in La Verkin (Utah). In most gift shops we saw a price tag of $150. At the rock shop we got it for $35.

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  • Try to dress like a local,...

    Try to dress like a local, even when they tell you it's okay to wear 'what you normally wear', can you spot the out of towner?

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  • I really did not encounter...

    I really did not encounter anything I would call a tourist trap. The city has graciously opened up the Utah Olympic Oval (ice rink) to the public for skating. What a thrill to skate on Olympic Ice!

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  • This olympic track is designed...

    This olympic track is designed for speed skating, but the public sessions allow you to wear figure skates or hockey skates too. The track is so large, there is a hockey rink in the middle of it, and room for another! Public sessions cost $4 and skate rentals are $2. Olympic souveniers are available on site at the pro shop.

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  • UTAH is a state where it...

    UTAH is a state where it almost doesnt need to designate parkland as the entire state seems like one big national park. This shot was taken simply when we stopped at a rest area on the interstate highway.

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  • Saltaire at the South Shore of...

    Saltaire at the South Shore of the Great Salt Lake is disappointing. If you want to go to the Great Salt Lake, take the Antelope Island Causeway to Antelope Island. It's a much more plesant experience, and there are buffalo and bird watching opportunities on the island. It's a great place to take your mountain bike.

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