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Davis County

Antelope Island State Park   |  Dan Ransom
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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, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre offers live theater year-round. During the summer, the Davis Arts Council features a variety of ticketed entertainment and free Sunday night concerts.

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