St. George Temple The ground breaking ceremony for the St. George Temple was held on November 9, 1871. 5 1/2 years later the Temple was finished and dedicated on April 6th 1877. Since that time, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have come from great distances to visit the temple. There is also a visitors center open to the public with more information about the building and what members of the church use the Temples for.
Zion National Park Only 45 minutes away from St. George is Zion National Park (an awesome spectacle of towering cliffs and incredible gorges). The Paiutes called it makuntuweap, meaning "straight canyon." Zion National Park is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the state, with some 2.5 million people coming to Zion each year. Driving and bicycling along the paved roads are popular ways to see the park, but the best way to become really familiar with it is to hike in the narrow side canyons or up to one of Zions famous rock "temples" on any of the many trails. Be sure to visit the Zion Canyon Cinamax Theater just outside the south entrance to the park in Springdale for an incredible look at Zions majesty and its unique history on a screen six stories high. The Film shows daily beginning half past the hour.
Tuacahn UTAH! A show that will leave you spell-bound as a cast of 80, in elaborate costumes, fill the Tuacahn Canyon and stage with singing and dancing. They unfold the epic tale of the struggles and celebrations of Utah's early pioneers - in particular Jacob Hamblin and his people, sent by Brigham Young to settle the southern reaches of the territory while facing untold hardships, drought and hostile Indians.
Snow Canyon State Park Snow Canyon is a popular destination for those looking for trails to hike, cliffs to rappel, climbing the face of the cliffs, or just camping. Snow Canyon is located just 15 minutes from St. George on U-18, or enter the park near Ivins just 10 minutes south of St. George. For more information click here or e-mail Larry Gray (a Park Ranger at Snow Canyon).
Quail Lake Quail Creek State Park is home to the Quail Lake Reservoir where people come to swim, fish, water ski, jet ski, scuba dive, camp or just stop by for a picnick by the water. Quail Creek State Park is only about 15 minutes Northeast of St. George.