Introduction to Bountiful, Utah
Bountiful, Utah, in Davis county, is 8 miles N of Salt Lake City, Utah and 370 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is conveniently located inside the Salt Lake City-Ogden metropolitan area. There are an estimated 41,301 people in Bountiful.
Bountiful was first settled on September 27, 1847. Perrigrine Sessions and his family were the first settlers of the area. Before adopting its present name in 1855, Bountiful was known as North Canyon Ward and Sessions Settlement. Some believe the city was named after an ancient city mentioned in the sacred Book of Mormon. However, others believe that the city was named due to its rich harvests. It was incorporated as a city in 1892, as Joseph L Holbrook became the first mayor.
Bountiful and nearby Attractions
- Hayward Interests Shopping Center
- Bountiful Historic Museum
- Children's Museum of Utah
- Bountiful Ridge Golf Course
- Utah's Hogle Zoo
- Pioneer Village
Things To Do In Bountiful
The Bountiful Historic Museum provides insight into the history of this area. The Five Points Shopping Center and the Hayward Interests Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. The Bountiful Ridge Golf Course provides excellent facilities for local golfers. The Salt Lake Art Center, the Museum of Church History and Art, Antelope Island State Park, the Children's Museum of Utah and the Great Salt Lake State Park are all nearby as well. One can also visit Utah's Hogle Zoo and Fort Douglas while in Bountiful.
Salt Lake City International Airport is nearby.
Bountiful Higher Education
The University of Utah, the University of Phoenix-Utah Campus and Salt Lake Community College are in the neighborhood.