Introduction to American Fork, Utah
American Fork History
The Ute Indians used the area now known as American Fork as their seasonal fishing and hunting ground. It was first settled in 1850 by the Mormon pioneers. Some of the early settlers of the area include Ira Eldredge, Stephen Chipman, John Eldredge and Arza Adams. It was originally incorporated as Lake City in 1852. In 1860, it was renamed after the American Fork River.
American Fork and nearby Attractions
- American Fork Shopping Center
- Timpanogos Cave National Monument
- North American Museum of Ancient Life
- Deer Creek State Park
- UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
- Utah Lake State Park
Things To Do In American Fork
While in American Fork, one can visit the Park City Museum, the North American Museum of Ancient Life, the Wheeler Historic Farm and the UVSC Woodbury Art Museum. The Timpanogos Cave National Monument is also worth visiting. The Jordanelle State Park, Utah Lake State Park and the Wasatch Mountain State Park provide amenities for several different types of outdoor recreational opportunities.
American Fork Transportation
Salt Lake City International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
American Fork Higher Education
Brigham Young University, the University of Phoenix-Utah Campus and Utah Valley State College are the local centers of higher education.