Free Activities For The Whole Family In Iron County
Yes, the best things in life are free, especially around Cedar City homes for sale. Whether you prefer the great outdoors or cultural pursuits, you'll find something in these exciting free activities to fit any lifestyle and budget.
Dixie National Forest - Hwy. 12, Cedar City, UT 84721
Covering nearly 2 million acres of land, Dixie National Forest offers an incredible range of landscapes and activities, making every visit a new experience. More than 1,600 mile of trails wind through the forest, allowing you to explore on foot, mountain bike, horseback, or off-road vehicle. With stunning views of the eponymous waterfall, Cascade Falls Trail is a particular favorite. You don't even have to get out of the car to enjoy the spectacular views along the byways, backways, and drives.
Southern Utah Museum of Art - 13 S. 300 West, Cedar City, UT 84720
See the early work of artists of the future at the Southern Utah Museum of Art. Many of the exhibits showcase the work of students in the SUU Department of Art & Design. Faculty members and regional artists are also represented in the museum's collection. Be sure to check out Stillman Sculpture Court, just east of the museum, where you can stroll along the paths or relax on a bench as you look out over the shrubs and flowers. SUMA hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Utah Shakespeare Festival Greenshows - 195 W. Center St., Cedar City, UT 84720
The award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival draws thousands of people to their high-quality productions, but a lot of the fun occurs before the curtain rises. Each night features one of three different greenshows staged on the Ashton Family Commons, just outside the theaters. Travel back in time to Merry Olde England as performers in period costumes sing, dance, and tell stories corresponding to the evening's theme. The half-hour shows begin at 7:10 p.m. from June 21 through September 11.
Old Iron Town - 635 N. Main, Cedar City, UT 84720
Ever wonder how Iron County got its name? The remains of Old Iron Town provide a glimpse of the area's past as a mining center. Established as part of Brigham Young's attempt to capitalize on the demand for iron ore, the town was at one time prosperous enough to support a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, and foundry. Today you can view the ruins of the ironworks, including a beehive-shaped charcoal oven that's large enough to walk in. Pick up a self-guided tour brochure at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum. Old Iron Town is open during daylight hours.
Coal Creek Trail - 660 W. 1045 North, Cedar City, UT 84721
Who needs a health club when you have Coal Creek Trail? The scenic 3-5-mile paved trail begins at Bicentennial Park and runs along the banks of Coal Creek, ending at Cedar Canyon Park. Exercise stations along the way add variety, and there are benches and water fountains available when you need a break. Underpasses and bridges eliminate street crossings on the pet-friendly trail. Along the way, take time for a stop at Veterans Park to view the monuments honoring those who served in 20th-century wars.
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