Amusement is Calling

Discover what makes Davis County the go-to location for day trips, weekend getaways, events and just plain fun.

Discover Davis

A Bit About Us

Davis County is home to a rich history, diverse activities and unique scenery. It might be the smallest county in landmass, but we are the third most populated county in Utah. We got our name from the early pioneer and leader, Daniel C. Davis, and were established as a territory in 1850. Just two short years later, we officially became a county in this great state.

We’re only 20 minutes, depending on traffic, north of Salt Lake County International Airport, making Utah’s amusement capital super convenient because it’s like we’re just down the road!

You might be saying, “Amusement Capital, what does that mean?” Well, this area has been filled with fun and amusement from the beginning. The famous, family-owned Lagoon Amusement Park has been thrilling visitors since it opened in 1886.

But that’s not all! Davis is filled with other popular spots, including Antelope Island State Park, where you can see over 500 wild bison freely roaming and catch the best sunsets in Northern Utah. We’re also home to 10 gorgeous golf courses, several shopping centers, over 400 dining options, and the most amusement parks in Utah. With all of that, you might consider us a summer destination, but Davis County is just a short drive to nine world-class ski resorts!

We are the destination for families because we are budget-friendly while providing adventure and opportunities not offered elsewhere in Utah. Located minutes from other popular areas in Utah and just a short drive from surrounding states, Davis County is the perfect location for your next day of fun or weekend getaway. So come visit — we know you’ll love it here!

  • Lagoon Amusement Park

    Lagoon is the largest family-owned amusement park in the country. Initially opened in 1886 beside the Great Salt Lake and then moved to Farmington in 1899. The first ride, a Victorian-era Carousel, was built in 1906 and is still putting smiles on faces today. But it was the introduction of the famous White Roller Coaster in the 1920s that solidified Lagoon as an amusement park that satisfied adrenaline cravings. And, just in case you’re wondering, that white roller coaster is still considered one of the most popular rides at Lagoon Amusement Park.

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  • Antelope Island State Park

    Plunging out of the Great Salt Lake, you’ll find beautiful sunsets on Antelope Island which gets its name from Captain John C. Fremont, who visited Antelope Island in 1845 and named it after the herds of antelope he saw there. In the early days of settlement, many Mormon pioneers moved their livestock to the island for grazing during the harsh winters. It wasn’t until 1893 that bison were brought there and are now one of the largest herds of wild bison in the nation. Although ATVs are not allowed, bison, native birds and a plethora of hiking and biking trails make Antelope Island a bucket list destination for sure!

    Explore Antelope Island
  • Station Park

    Station Park is one of a few preeminent mixed-use lifestyle centers in Utah. Home to premium brands like Apple, Athleta, H&M and more, and a large variety of dining options, you can easily make a day of your visit. Besides being an elegant shopping center, Station Park has a hotel, office space, a gym, a 14-screen movie theatre and an outdoor event center. Don’t miss the spectacular fountain in the park designed by the Los Angeles-based design firm WET. This firm also designed the famous Dubai Fountain outside the Bellagio in Las Vegas. So, whether you’re looking for something to do this weekend or just for a night out, you’ll find it at Station Park.

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  • Cherry Hill

    Starting as a fruit farm in 1967, Cherry Hill is now one of Utah’s top summer destinations. This working farm-turned campground offers some of the best family fun you can find. With a waterpark, mini-golf, jungle maze, a climbing ROCK, snack bars, a pie restaurant and even free live entertainment each weekend, you’re bound to find something that puts a smile on your face at Cherry Hill!

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  • Hill Aerospace Museum

    With more than 90 military aircraft, missiles and aerospace vehicles on the grounds, the Hill Aerospace Museum is a must-do. Their collection includes a wide variety of ordinance and munitions, an assortment of aerospace ground equipment, military vehicles, uniforms and thousands of other artifacts. Come be awed by the history found within this museum while you learn about an important part of our nation’s history.

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  • Seaquest Aquarium

    As Utah’s only interactive aquarium, Seaquest showcases the wonders of our world. With animals from the rainforest, desert and exotic marine habitats, guests are invited to learn about where these animals live and connect with them through interaction. Come make lifelong memories while hand-feeding sharks, stingrays, birds & and other animals or even snorkeling in their 36,000-gallon reef exhibit.

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  • Trails

    One of the best ways to discover Davis is by trail. With over 500 miles of trails dotting the county, there is never a shortage for a refreshing time in the great outdoors.

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