Introduction to Farmington, Utah
Farmington, Utah, in Davis county, is 7 miles SE of Layton, Utah and 373 miles W of Denver, Colorado. The city is considered part of the Salt Lake City-Ogden metropolitan area. Farmington has a population of 12,081.
Farmington was originally known as North Cottonwood. It was permanently settled in 1847 by Mormon pioneers. Prior to that, Native Americans inhabited the area. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized the Children's Primary Association in the city on August 11, 1878. The Lagoon Amusement Park was established in Farmington in 1986. The city became the county seat of newly formed Davis County on October 5, 1850.
Farmington and nearby Attractions
- S & S Shortline Train Park & Museum
- Davis Park Golf Course
- Pioneer Village
- Antelope Island State Park
- Museum of Church History and Art
- Gilgal Sculpture Garden
Things To Do In Farmington
Farmington has a number of parks, including the Mountain View Park, Moon Park, Heritage Park, Woodland Park and Shepard Park. The city has scenic trails that offer facilities for biking and horse riding. The Lagoon Amusement Park is one of the major attractions of the city as well. One can also visit the Pioneer Village, the Museum of Church History and Art, the Children's Museum of Utah, the Ogden Union Station Museums and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts while in Farmington. The Great Salt Lake State Park, Antelope Island State Park and East Canyon State Park provide amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. Local celebrations include the Davis County Fair, the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival and Farmington Festival Days.
Salt Lake City International Airport is nearby.
Farmington Higher Education
Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah provide facilities for higher education.