Introduction to Evanston, Wyoming
Evanston was named in honor of James E. Evans, who worked as a surveyor for the Union Pacific Railroad. The First Transcontinental Railroad passed through the area in 1868, in the same year Evanston was founded. The city of Evanston was once a major stop on the Lincoln Railway. The area experienced serious change and growth during an oil boom in the 1980s.
Evanston and nearby Attractions
- Uinta County Museum
- Bear River State Park
- Fossil Country Frontier Museum
- East Canyon State Park
- J.C. Penney Homestead
- Rockport State Park
Things To Do In Evanston
Bear River Mall, Front Street Mall and Yellow Creek Shopping Mall are the local shopping centers. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Purple Sage Golf Course. Local museums include the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Fossil Country Frontier Museum, the Chinese Joss House Museum and the American West Heritage Center. Evanston celebrates the River Festival every June.
Salt Lake City International is the nearest major airport.
Evanston Higher Education
Local universities and colleges include Lake Community College, Weber State University and Utah Valley State College.