28 November 2023
The Discover Davis Dowdle Puzzle – Discover These 8 Fun Davis County Easter Eggs!
by Discover Davis
The Discover Davis puzzle of Davis County was illustrated by esteemed artist Eric Dowdle. The Discover Davis tourism team commissioned Dowdle to create a painting that was later turned into a puzzle showcasing the beauty and history of Davis County – a process that took 18 months! Here are some things about Utah’s third most populated county you may not have known.
- Davis County will always hold a special place for business and engineering titan Nolan Bushnell. A Clearfield, Utah native, Bushnell went on to receive critical acclaim for being the creator behind Atari games and Chuck E. Cheese. He was named one of Newsweek’s “50 Men Who Changed America” and is considered a founding father of the video gaming industry. Bushnell credits Lagoon Amusement Park as where he learned about gaming systems in the early days of his budding career. This leads us to our next point…
- Lagoon Amusement Park is Utah’s staple roller coaster playground and is the largest family-owned amusement park in the country.
- Founded in 1914, Davis High School is known to be one of the largest and oldest public schools in the state and is the oldest high school in the county.
- Valley View Golf Course, owned by Davis County, is a top course in the state and is nationally recognized by Golf Digest.
- Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates and Ice Cream is a confectionery beacon of the Davis community. Still being operated by 2nd and 3rd generation family members, it’s clear Mrs. C created deliciousness that stands the test of time.
- Davis County is home to world-class wildlife exploration found at Antelope Island State Park. Come see birds, free-roaming bison, and antelope, of course!
- The city of Fruit Heights, appropriately named, was once famous for its abounding cherry orchards. For the fresh fruit aficionado, there are still family-owned fruit stands to purchase from today!
- The United States Air Force brings clout and status to Utah and Davis County. Hill Air Force Base located just north of Layton City is the second largest air force base in the nation.
*Free pick-up is available at the Discover Davis office at the Memorial Courthouse.