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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Davis County Attractions Are Becoming More Popular

Davis County, located just north of Salt Lake City, is seeing a dramatic increase in visitors. Officials attribute the growth to the improving national economy, along with development within the county.

Popular attractions like Antelope Island and Lagoon are located in the county. The Davis Clipper newspaper has this article about the growth. Below are excerpts.

Interest in county sites is also continuing to grow, including Antelope Island State Park, she (Davis Area Convention & Visitor Bureau CEO Barbara Riddle) said. “There has been a 28 percent increase (in revenue) since 2004.”

And Lagoon is celebrating its 125th year, including a birthday celebration set for Friday, July 15 at 5 p.m.

The Davis High School Marching Band will perform and birthday cake will be served, while supplies last.

Meanwhile, the upcoming Labor Day weekend Antelope Island Buffalo Stampede continues to grow, featuring fireworks both Friday and Saturday night as well as expanded balloon and kite offerings, Riddle said.

Added to that positive picture is a report received last week from the Davis Conference Center indicating “it was a boom year. It will get better,” based on all indications, (County Clerk/Auditor Steve) Rawlings said.

“Phenomenal” is how Conference Center General Manager Scott Lunt characterized March-June activity, there.

“We are almost at pre-recession numbers. We are very, very busy,” he said.

“I do think some of the groups that have held up a little in the past are loosening on budgets, having meetings again. We are getting some groups we’ve never had before,” Lunt said.

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