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Arsenic and Old Lace

Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 3 , 2014
The PG Players will continue their 30th anniversary celebration by bringing back another comedy classic, Arsenic and…
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Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibiton

Oct 16, 2014 - Nov 15 , 2014
In "Personae" Godfrey reflects upon who we are as individuals and communities. His figures move through…
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Catch Me If You Can

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 29 , 2014
A Regional Premiere! Fresh from Broadway! This high-flying musical sings the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. ...is he…
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Cornbelly's Corn Maze and…

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Cornbelly's is Utah's most popular Halloween destination. You're sure to be lost, laughin' and lovin it…
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Damn Yankees

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 22 , 2014
This rousing musical about America's favorite pastime knocks it out of the park! Hit songs and doubleheaders tell…
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Hallow's Eve Exhibit

Oct 14, 2014 - Nov 9 , 2014
"Hallow's Eve" Exhibit at the Urban Arts Gallery The Utah Arts Alliance is proud to present…
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Halloween Lift Rides

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sundance while you soar over Halloween themed scenes and are greeted by costume-clad…
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Haunted Village

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 31 , 2014
There are a few haunted houses around, but only one Haunted Village! The most anticipated haunting of the season is at…
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Here and Over There: The…

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 7 , 2014
 An exhibition from Special Collections recognizing the history and humanity of World War I,  or The Great…
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Little Shop of Horrors

Oct 15, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
 Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.
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Performing Dance Company

Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
The Department of Modern Dance at The University of Utah presents an evening of faculty and guest artist choreography…
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Resident on Display

Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 25 , 2014
Resident on Display: See the amazing talents of South Jordan residents as they display their artwork and photography.…
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Strangling Brothers Haunted…

Oct 4, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will roll into town on Friday, September 12 with a larger and more frightening…
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The Rocky Horror Show: The…

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
The Rocky Horror Show is the world-wide cult phenomenon with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brian. A…
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Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Odyssey Dance Theatre is excited to bring its popular Halloween Spectacular Thriller to several locations in…
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Davis County, Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah

Davis County

One of Davis County's biggest visitor attractions is Antelope Island State Park. The largest island in the Great Salt Lake is popular for wildlife and birding viewing, hiking and biking, and water sports.

Davis County, Utah

During the mid-1800s, Davis County was a series of agricultural settlements started by Mormon pioneers with farms dotting the south end of the county. By the 1870s, the area was clearly the garden spot of Northern Utah. These days the county is the state's smallest in size, it is currently the third most populated. A seven-mile causeway across the Great Salt Lake accesses Antelope Island State Park, home to big horn sheep, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyote, and a free roaming herd of more than 600 bison, as well as over 250 species of birds. The island also has 36 miles of trails for mountain biking and hiking, camping, beaches, and an educational visitor center. 

Lagoon Amusement Park, in Farmington, is the largest outdoor amusement park west of the Mississippi River and east of California. Lagoon includes a water park, an historic pioneer village, camping, and live entertainment. Summer fun in Davis County also includes a visit to Cherry Hills Recreation Park, with pools, water slides, fountains and batting cages, miniature golf, and camping. In addition, Davis County offers hiking and biking in Wasatch Mountain Canyons, and numerous golf courses.

Just north of Salt Lake, Rodgers Memorial Theater and Bountiful Performing Arts offer live theater year-round. The Davis Arts Council features live theater and musical entertainment during the summer

For more information, visit  www.davisareacvb.com.

Cultural and Heritage Attractions
Davis County was named after Captain Daniel C. Davis, an officer in the Mormon Battalion. This group of 500 Mormon men volunteered in the mid-1800s to aid in the conquest of California during war with Mexico. The battalion, recruited during the Mormon Pioneer migration to Utah, participated in one of the longest marches in American military history, over 2,000 miles from Iowa to California.

Though historic accounts on the "discovery" of Great Salt Lake differ, it is certain that during the early decades of the 1800s, a variety of explorers and mountain men visited the briny lake. In 1843, John C. Fremont came to the lake on a mapping expedition, earning the honor of having one of the lake's islands named for him. In 1845, Fremont returned to Great Salt Lake with another expedition and explored the lake's four major islands, including Antelope Island, now a Utah state park offering many types of recreation and wildlife watching. History and Culture are also abundant in Davis County with art centers, railroad and aerospace museums, and many settlement-era collections.

Family Fun Adventures
Antelope Island State Park encompasses Great Salt Lake's largest Island. Wildlife and bird watching are popular activities, as are hiking, biking, and exploring the island. A visitor center offers information on the island's history, geology, biology, camping, and recreation. Explore the Fielding Garr Ranch House. Wander through the barn and blacksmith shop of old cattle and sheep ranchers. Don't miss the deer, bison, and birds of prey that often visit nearby springs. Check for additional seasonal pioneering activities. I-15 Syracuse Exit #332, (801) 773-2941, www.stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island/.

In the Vicinity Family Fun Adventures

Lagoon has been Utah's amusement park since the turn of the century, with wild rides, entertainment, food, and a historic pioneer village. It's open daily in summer and weekends in fall and spring. Lagoon-A-Beach, a waterpark, offers acres of water slides and swimming pools, just off I-15, in Farmington, (801) 451-8000, www.lagoonpark.com.

Fruit Heights
Cherry Hill Recreation Park has camping, batting cages, a water park, and miniature golf course, 1325 South Main, (801) 451-5379, www.cherry-hill.com

Boondocks Fun Center has miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, laser tag, and more. 525 S. Deseret Drive, (801) 660-6800, www.boondocksfuncenter.com.

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