Salt Lake's Saltair venue.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Those living is or around Salt Lake City in Utah may have been to The Great Saltair for a concert or other event. Take a quick look at their concert schedule for the year and you’ll see some pretty promising shows. But the existing building was not the original. The first Saltair opened in 1893, becoming a popular destination before it burnt down in 1925.

Saltair was a resort built on the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, first opening its doors in 1893. It was conceived by the Mormon Church and local businessmen as a place for wholesome recreation and quickly became a popular destination, renowned for its massive dance floor and scenic location. The original resort was destroyed by fire in 1925 and was rebuilt only to suffer repeated setbacks, including further fires, economic difficulties, and fluctuating lake levels. A second version of Saltair opened in 1931 but also burned down in 1933.

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