Cedar City, Utah is the home of not only
the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival, but also the epicenter of
many other National and Regional attractions. Here are a few other interesting
places to visit in the area that will make your trip even more enjoyable!
Cedar Breaks National
Monument offers amazing views for either a scenic drive, or an afternoon
hike. The monument itself is just 20 miles east of Cedar City on highway 14 and
features spectacular red rock pinnacles, ridges and buttresses in addition to
the dense alpine forests and wildflowers. Perfect for nature walks, picnics and
just enjoying the local wildlife, it is not hard to see why Cedar Breaks is one
of the most cherished local attractions. Visit www.nps.gov.cebr/
for more information or call (435) 586-9451.
Canyon National Park features the famous "hoodoos", incredible
formations fancifully placed and tinted with a variety of beautiful colors. The
Ponderosa pines, heavenly meadows, and spruce forests that border the rim of the
plateau are breathtaking to say the least, and also offer some of the nation's
best air quality. Open year round, and located a mere 62 miles east of Cedar City
on highway 89, Bryce Canyon is well worth checking out. Visit www.nps.gov/brca
for more information or call (435) 834-5322.
National Park is just 56 miles South on Highway 9 via I-15 and features
some of the worlds most amazing rock formations and other natural wonders
millions of years in the making. Landmarks such as the Subway, the Narrows, and
the Great White Throne are truly incredible to behold. Zion offers convenient
services to guests as well as many fun things to see and do. You can travel through
the park by bike or tram, and dont forget to enjoy the hiking, biking and
rock climbing offered to you here as well. Visit www.nps.gov.zion
for more information or call (435) 772-3156.
Canyon, home to the famous Kolob Arch, is hidden away in Zion national
Park and is only a 5 mile drive off I-15. The canyon presents sheer sandstone
cliffs of incomparable beauty that will awe you at any time, but are doubly wondrous
at sunset. Located 18 miles south of Cedar City, Kolob is a great place for picnicking,
hiking and nature walks. www.go-utah.com/utah/zion-national-park/kolob-canyon.html.
& Center for the Arts in Ivins, Utah is the home of a 2000 seat
outdoor amphitheatre surrounded by red rock cliffs. This years plays include
The King and I, The Wizard of Oz, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. For more information
please call 1-800-746-9882 or visit www.tuacahn.com.
Head Resort (& Mountain Biking)
is not only gorgeous; its also the highest base level ski resort in the
state. Brian Head offers two great mountains with 500 acres for skiing and snow
boarding which includes six lifts. Brian Head isnt only for snow bunnies
though, it also boasts mountain biking, and four-wheeling. The Brian Head Mountain
Bike Park has rental shops, chairlifts rides, and both shuttle, and repair services,
making it a wonderful place to play. Call (435) 677-2035 for more details or visit
Ridge Golf Course located along the red cliffs in east Cedar City.
This wonderful course is an 18-hole course, and is as challenging as it is lovely.
The clubhouse is home to equipment rentals, golf carts, and a snack bar. And you
can take the scenic route getting there, because they dont require a set
tee time. (435) 586-2970.
Fine Arts Gallery is the where to go if you want to enjoy a variety
of art work. Both regional, and national art exhibits are displayed here all year
round. Contact them at (435) 586-5432.
City Swimming Pool and Hydro-Tube is the best place to cool off in
Cedar City. If great prices and great times sound good to you, then this is the
place to go. Contact them at (435) 586-2869.
Mission State Park is rich in history, and enjoyment. With incredible
museum, filled with Native American artifacts as well as the largest collection
of horse drawn vehicles west of the Mississippi its not only fun, but informative
as well. Contact them at (435) 586-9290.
Old Rock Church Tour only runs from late June, to early September;
but what better time of year to take a free guided tour of the areas beautiful
and historic Mormon churches. Contact them at (435) 586-6759.
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs are a national historic site, where ancient
Native American art work graces the area rock, or is it art work? Recent studies
show that it might actually be an ancient solar calendar, why not check it out
and decide for your self?
Historical Tour will take you to many interesting historical sites
including the Old Rock Church Museum, Heritage Park, and more, even to the Parowan
Cemetery (where some people believe that Butch Cassidy is really buried). Contact
them at (435) 477-8190.
Factory Stores in St. George, Utah is a great place to go if you want
to save money. The most famous shopping center in all of southern Utah, it is
home to over 55 stores, so youll be able to find just what you're looking
for from sandals to sundries, or toasters to teddy bears. Both sides of the street
are packed with stores and loaded with deals. Zion Factory Stores is located in
St. George, Utah, near Zion National Park.
Red Cliffs Mall has all the familiar stores you know and love, over
45 of them in fact, not to mention all the convenient services offered which range
from stroller and wheelchair rentals, to fax and copy services. Located just a
short drive away, its one of the best shopping spots in St. George. Contact them
at (435) 673-0099 or visit them at www.redcliffsmall.com.
Historic Cedar City Shopping District is an amazing look into old Utah,
with several blocks of shops, restaurants, antiques, regional arts and crafts,
and even an old time soda fountain, it truly feels like youve gone back
Other places to look for information about the
area and things to do:
County Tourism and Convention Bureau
(information on fishing, hiking, mountain
biking and other upcoming events)
581 N. Main Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
354-4849 or (435) 586-5124
Movie Theaters (435) 864-6261
Alpine Bowling Lanes (435) 586-1383