Introduction to Draper, Utah
Draper, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is 3 miles SW of Sandy, Utah and 349 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. Part of the surrounding Salt Lake City-Ogden metropolitan area, Draper is home to some 25,220 residents.
Draper was first settled in the early 1800s. The area developed rapidly by 1852. The first post office of the area was established in 1854 and Phoebe Brown became the first postmaster. It was named after William Draper III, a Mormon bishop. The city is partly located in Salt Lake County, which was founded on January 31, 1850, and partly in Utah County, which was organized in 1852.
Draper and nearby Attractions
- Draper Historical Society and Museum
- Sorensen Home
- Living Planet Aquarium
- Children's Museum of Utah
- Wasatch Mountain State Park
- North American Museum of Ancient Life
Things To Do In Draper
Draper offers easy access to various museums, including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Church History and Art, the Children's Museum of Utah, the Old Desert Village, the Park City Museum and the Wheeler Historic Farm. The Wasatch Mountain State Park, Deer Creek State Park and the Utah Lake State Park are all nearby as well. Brickerhaven Park, Cranberry Park, Clover Leaf Park, Green Clover Park, Jordan River Rotary Park and Pheasant Meadows Park are some of the local parks.
Salt Lake City International is the nearest major airport.
Draper Higher Education
The University of Phoenix-Utah Campus, Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Community College are in the neighborhood.