Introduction to Ammon, Idaho
Ammon was incorporated in 1905. The members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints founded the city. In 1888, the area was made a ward in the church. Originally, it was named as South Iona. Bishop William Rawson renamed the place to Ammon, based on a figure in the Book of Mormon. In its early years, Ammon was an agricultural center. In 1963 it gained the status of a second class city under Idaho law.
Ammon and nearby Attractions
- Bonneville County Historical Museum
- Farnsworth TV & Pioneer Museum
- Museum of Idaho
- Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Targhee - Caribou National Forest
- Tautphas Park Zoo
Things To Do In Ammon
Tourists can visit the Collector's Corner Museum, Bonneville County Historical Museum, and Museum of Idaho. The Curlew Park and the McCowin Park are also worth taking a look around. At Camas National Wildlife Refuge visitors can observe peregrine falcons, trumpeter swan, and bald eagles. One can also plan a day trip to the Tautphas Park Zoo. Apart from these, the city of Ammon also organizes a number of recreational events throughout the year.
The nearest airport is Idaho Falls Regional Airport.
Ammon Higher Education
Residents can pursue higher education from Ricks College, Idaho State University, Utah State University, and Weber State University.