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Great Basin   |  Rosie Serago
A gateway to Utah's west desert. Once the delta of ancient Lake Bonneville, today the aptly-named city of Delta is known as a base camp for exploring the Little Sahara Sand Dunes and the West Desert. With a little imagination, you might even imagine the massive seas covering the wide-open expanses in the area.

Delta is an excellent home base for rockhounding in the Great Basin and riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs). Others use Delta as a stopping point on the way to Great Basin National Park, visiting town to see the Great Basin and Topaz Museums, Fort Deseret and the old Van’s Dance Hall. But Delta’s most outlandish claim to fame might be its 2007 Guinness World Record: a 3,841-person bunny hop.

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  • Utah Territorial Statehouse

    The town of Fillmore briefly served as Utah’s territorial capital, and territory leader Brigham Young directed the building of the territorial statehouse in 1851 in anticipation of gaining statehood. Unfortunately, just one wing of the building was completed and one legislative session held there in 1855 before the capital moved to Salt Lake City. The building has since functioned as a dance hall, jail, school and library. Today it’s a pioneer history museum.

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