Beyond the Casinos: A Wendover getaway doesn’t have to be about gambling

Mention Wendover to most people across the Wasatch Front, and they’ll usually bring up gambling, liberal liquor laws and the ever-popular Fun Bus. As comedian Ralphie May wisecracked during a recent appearance there, “They should just call this town ‘The place where Utah comes to be normal.’ ” Focusing on slots, craps, buffets and drink deals is a natural reaction, but it misses much of what West Wendover, Nev., can be as a getaway destination for Salt Lakers. The area along Interstate 80 that straddles the Utah-Nevada line has stunning natural terrain, terrific outdoor recreation opportunities, entertainment and interesting history. The bright lights of the casinos can blind you to what’s available in the “real” Wendover. [Read more]

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