If you need a change of pace, to your busy life, and you want to go somewhere, not too far from home, and keep your expenses down, try visiting Cedar City Utah and stay with us at the Abbey Inn!
Thanks to the Cedar City/Brianhead Tourism Bureau, they have provided us with 23 things to do, in Cedar City, that are free! Take a moment to read the list. Then reserve your room, with us.
1. Explore Parowan Gap Petroglyphs. The Parowan Gap is a registered historic site, with ancient Native American rock art.
2. Run, Walk, Bike the Coal Creek Parkway Trail. A paved scenic walking trail, located along the banks of the Coal Creek. It weaves its way up to the Cedar Canyon, 3.5 miles. There are exercise stations and access points.
3. Play in Cedar Canyon Park. The park is located on both sides of Coal Creek. It has 2 pavilions, a volleyball court and playgrounds.
4. Sing a long at the Utah Shakespeare Festival Greenshow. The Adams Memorial Outdoor Theater comes alive with song and dance each evening before the plays. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the free show!
5. Park Discovery. An interactive play structure built from the design ideas of local children. Park Discovery has towers, ramps, water, cultural and historic elements. Dig for “dinosaur bones”, fly a kite or walk a 3/4 mile paved path.
6. Southern Utah University. Take a stroll on campus with beautiful landscaping, fountains, ponds and beautiful bronze statues. The campus has something for everyone!
7. Daughters of the Utah Pioneer Museum. Displays local pioneer artifacts and other historical information.
8. Cedar City Veteran’s Memorial Park. Large scale memorials and statues and walking trails are all constructed to honor our veterans from the World Wars, Afghanistan, Iraqi Freedom, Korean and Vietnam Wars.
9. Skate Exit 59. This features several ramps and rails for skateboarders, inline skaters and bikes.
10- Old Rock Church. The crown jewel of Cedar City was built from donated materials and local labor, during the Great Depression.
11- Wood’s Ranch Recreation Kid’s Pond. A nice area for picnics, volleyball and hiking Virgin River Rim Trail. Kid’s 12 and under can fish free. (but must be accompanied by an adult with a fishing license)
12- Bird Watching. Cedar City and surrounding areas have beautiful birding areas. There are plenty of trails to watch the different bird species.
13- Window Shop Historic Downtown. Cedar City’s downtown has quaint shops, art galleries, local restaurants, coffee house and music store.
14- Old Iron Town Ghost Ruins. The area includes the original iron works, beehive shaped charcoal oven and a nature trail.
15- Cedar City Library in the Park. The library includes a great children ‘s section, computers and traveling exhibits.
16. Heritage Water Feature. Located in front of the Festival hall entrance. Press the button and water is released in spontaneous intervals.
17. Southern Utah University Observatory. Star gaze every Monday night!
18. Hike Cedar Canyon. There are several hiking trails to be hiked. Inquire at the Iron County Visitors Center for trail information.
19. Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. Features regional and national art exhibits.
20. Parowan Town. Take a tour at the Old Rock Church Museum and see some of Southern Utah’s original settlements. A pioneeer home, Dr. Meeks cabin, an urban fishery and more!
21. Scenic Drive. Cedar City is surrounded by many scenic byways, featuring beautiful scenery, trails and wildlife.
22. The Great Outdoors. Dixie National Forest provides many outdoor adventures. Cedar Mountain has forests with lakes, streams, meadows, caves and lava beds. Navajo Lake, Duck Creek, Brianhead, Mammoth Cave and Yankee Meadow, to name a few.
23. Great Events and Happenings. We have car shows, street festivals, concerts in the park and more.
For more information on the different things to do, visit www.scenicsouthernutah.com.
Reserve your room, now, for that great getaway!!