Bountiful is located in the northern part of the state of Utah and a city in Davis County that sits in between the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Range. The area was the second settlement established by the Mormons, next to Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bountiful was originally referred to as Sessions’ Settlement after a Mormon pioneers who arrived in the area in 1847 - Perrigrine Sessions. It was then renamed as Bountiful after a legendary city that has been described in the Book of Mormon. The settlers built an adobe wall as a precaution to protect themselves against the hostile Indians around the settlement. The area was originally established and developed as an agricultural community. Bountiful then became a suburban extension to Salt Lake City by the 1950s and has ever since been growing rapidly in the next five decades that followed after. No matter its true origin, visitors can get a glimpse into the city’s past at the Bountiful Historic Museum. During the weekends, tourists flood into the area to visit key sites like the Children's Museum of Utah, Fort Douglas, Pioneer Village, Utah's Hogle Zoo, and the Salt Lake Art Center. Bountiful is also a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts wanting to explore the Antelope Island State Park, Great Salt Lake State Park, and play a round at the award-winning Bountiful Ridge Golf Course.
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