A group of Mormon settlers founded Garden City in 1877 as a branch of the Church. Wright A. Moore, one of the town’s founders, gave it the name because he believed that they lived “in a city of beautiful gardens.” In 1979, the town merged with the neighboring town of Pickelville, and the population began to grow. Today this city is known as a vibrant tourist hot spot.
Things To Do
Garden City is a thriving tourist destination. Thousands of people visit each year to enjoy the beaches of Bear Lake and bask in the awe-inspiring views. However, lakeside fun is just the beginning of what Garden City has to offer. Hiking, ATV riding, golfing, and horseback riding are among the many popular activities. If you visit Garden City during the winter months, you’ll find that it boasts a marvelous ski area as well. Bear Lake is world-renowned for its incredible raspberries and Garden City hosts an annual Raspberry Days festival in celebration. The festival usually takes place during the late summer months. However, with a downtown area that is bursting with local shops, exquisite cuisine, and fun-filled attractions, there’s plenty to do in any season.