133 South 100 West - Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: 435-865-1266 - Email: stay@theanniversaryhouse.com

Local Area

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!

Parks and Monuments

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.

Bryce 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.

Zion National Park is just 56 miles South on Highway 9 via I-15 and features some of the world’s 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 don’t 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.

Kolob 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.

Area Attractions

Tuacahn Amphitheatre & Center for the Arts in Ivins, Utah is the home of a 2000 seat outdoor amphitheatre surrounded by red rock cliffs. This year’s 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.

Brian Head Resort (& Mountain Biking) is not only gorgeous; it’s 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 isn’t 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 www.brianhead.com.

Cedar 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 don’t require a set tee time. (435) 586-2970.

Braithwaite 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.

Cedar 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.

Iron 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 it’s not only fun, but informative as well. Contact them at (435) 586-9290.

The 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.

The 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?

The Parowan 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.


Zion 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 you’ll 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.

The 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.

The 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 you’ve gone back in time.

Other places to look for information about the area and things to do:


Iron County Tourism and Convention Bureau
(information on fishing, hiking, mountain biking and other upcoming events)
581 N. Main Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
(800) 354-4849 or (435) 586-5124

Weststates Movie Theaters (435) 864-6261
Alpine Bowling Lanes (435) 586-1383

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