When it comes to fun things to see and do in St. George, UT, I have a great list of the top attractions in the area. All are great for any time of year and all are ideal for the whole family. So, check out the list below and the brief descriptions to help you plan your day or your vacation in St. George, UT.
Top 10 St. George Attractions:
10. Sliver Reef Ghost Town – This once booming town in Southern Utah was created during the gold rush in 1870. There was a hospital, several restaurants, six saloons, two dance halls, three cemetaries, nine stores, two newspapers, a bank and more. The town was rich by 1891, but the town went bust shortly after the mine veins ran out. Today, it’s a ghost town you won’t forget. You can find the town 15 miles NE from downtown St. George along I-15.
9. Kayenta – A red rock enclave surrounded by thousands of acres of land. It’s a unique area to visit in a glorious natural setting. The area also includes a master-planned community of very fine homes. 800 North Kayenta Pkwy, St. George, UT.
8. Entrada at Snow Canyon Golf Course – A Johnny Miller signature course that features a tough challenge for most jaded golfers on Bent Grass greens. 2511 West Entrada Trail, St. George, UT.
7. Jacob Hamblin Home – This once prominent Mormon pioneer’s home was built in 1863 in two-story adobe of ponderosa pine and sandstone. It is one of the few remaining structures from the early pioneer era and it’s open to the public. Santa Clara Blvd. and Hamblin Dr., St. George, UT.
6. Grafton Ghost Town – This town is a photogenic ghost town that has been partially preserved. It is located just outside Zion National Park near Rockville. There’s an old school, a cemetery, town hall and more. The town was created in 1859 by pioneers who were attempting to grow cotton near the Virgin River.
5. St. George Tabernacle – This “jewel in the desert” is a symbol of St. George’s pioneer beginnings. You’ll get to hear wonderful stories about the glass in the tabernacle and much more. 18 South Main St., St. George, UT.
4. Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site – This home is where President Brigham Young spent the last years of his life. He also lived here while directing the building of the St. George Temple and Tabernacle. 67 W 200 North, St. George, UT.
3. Pine Valley Chapel – This unique older chapel is located just north of downtown St. George. It was built in 1868 by the shipbuilder Ebenezer Bryce.
2. Pioneer Park – This lovely park can be found on the Red Hill above downtown St. George. It’s the only city park in St. George that can provide you with hours of fun and exploration. Pioneer Park is also one of the most popular areas for hiking.
1. St. George Temple – Coming in at number one of the St. George Temple. You can tour the beautiful grounds while viewing the sacred, peaceful Temple itself. It was the first Temple built in Utah. 440 S. 300 East, St. George, UT.