Introduction to Riverton, Utah
Riverton, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 6 miles SW of Sandy, Utah (center to center) and is 347 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is located in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Riverton has a population of 25,011.
Riverton was primarily an agricultural community. Archibald Gardner was the first settler of the area. In fact, in the mid - 1850s the area was named as Gardnersville. It became a part of the South Jordan Precinct in 1867. With the completion of the South Jordan Canal in 1876, farming developed in the area. The name of the city was changed to Riverton in 1879. The first one - room schoolhouse of the city was established in 1879. Riverton became incorporated in 1946.
Riverton and nearby Attractions
- Living Planet Aquarium
- Draper Historical Society Museum
- Salt Lake Art Center
- Utah Lake State Park
- North American Museum of Ancient Life
- Fort Douglas
Things To Do In Riverton
Riverton is home to several parks and playgrounds including the Centennial Park, Canyonview Park, Monarch Meadows, and Dr. O. Roy Hardy Park. The Jordan River Parkway Trail offers facilities for hiking and biking. History buffs should visit the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Church History and Art, Old Deseret Village, Fort Douglas, Barrick Mining Museum, and North American Museum of Ancient Life. The Utah Lake State Park provides facilities for camping, swimming, boating, and fishing. In addition, the city hosts the Arts Festival every year in the month of June.
Salt Lake City International Airport is the nearest international airport.
Riverton Higher Education
University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Community College are in the neighborhood.