Wendover, UT

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cknuth
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Wendover, UT

Postby cknuth » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:57 am

There are several reasons to recommend a visit to this airport west of the Bonneville Salt Flats. First, the Garlic and Onions Mexican Restaurant is a short walk from the FBO. Don't be put off by the rough double-wide exterior. Try the Gorditas.

The airport was the Army Air Corps training center for the B-29 crews who attacked Japan and ended WWII. The museum is well-done, in the original operations building. Many of the original buildings still stand, including the control tower, and further preservation efforts are underway. No B-29s yet.
http://www.wendoverairbase.com/museum

Lodging, gambling, additional dining opportunities, and probably other opportunities await just over the Nevada border, a mile away. Casino shuttles will pick you up and return you to the airport at the drop of a $2 bill.

Enjoy,
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Re: Wendover, UT

Postby Scofreyjet » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:28 pm

I agree - a very interesting spot. Unfortunately, I had to drive there (was on a biz trip to Salt Lake City) but enjoyed the small museum and old buildings. Lots of history there.

While there I dropped in at the Visitor Center just over the line in Nevada, and the nice lady there connected me with an outfit that did 4-wheel ATV trips up in the hills. I got lucky and got a solo trip with the guide. What a hoot! Never been that dusty before or since!
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