Uniquely Utah: Secret code unlocks little-known Wendover wonder

Posted at 10:12 PM, Nov 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-17 00:12:20-05

Time is taking its toll on many of the buildings and bunkers left behind by the U.S. Air Force in Wendover, Utah.

But a smattering of structures have been restored by The Center For Land Use Interpretation. The organization also known by its acronym, C.L.U.I., aims to educate people on how the nation's land resources are apportioned, utilized and perceived.

C.L.U.I. is headquartered in Los Angeles, but their Orientation Building in Wendover provides a unique place for visitors to ponder the topic.

Access can be gained by contacting C.L.U.I. by phone or email. A polite request typically results in an access code to the building, which may or may not be staffed at the time of a visit.

Inside are exhibits highlighting the dynamic use of the land in and around Wendover, and Utah's West Desert. Some displays focus on military history, while others are about salt mining.

C.L.U.I. also runs an artist-in-residency program in Wendover, utilizing more buildings on the former air base where the crew of the Enola Gay once trained for its history-making and world-shaping mission.

You can learn more by visiting C.L.U.I.'s website.