Things to do in southern Utah:
Visit ScenicSouthernUtah.com for information about the Cedar City area and a complete listing of events and things to do. Below are a few of our suggestions:
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery:
The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery is located on Southern Utah University’s campus. The gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. During your visit the featured exhibit will the Southern Utah Invitational Show and Sale, which features exceptional work byarea artists.
Bryce Canyon National Park:
Bryce Canyon, located 90 miles east of Cedar City, is a colorful collection of natural amphitheaters and hoodoos. Bryce Canyon National Park charges a $25 entrance fee for a private vehicle.
Cedar Breaks National Monument:
Cedar Breaks National Monument is located 24 miles east of Cedar City. The drive to the natural amphitheater takes you through a visually stunning canyon. Cedar Breaks stretches across 3 miles with a depth of over 2,000 feet. There is a $4 fee per person to enter the monument.
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum:
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, 3 miles north of the SUU campus, celebrates the settlement of Utah and the colonization of Cedar City. Be sure to check out the Gronway Parry horse-drawn wagon collection, 19th century press, pioneer cabin, sheep sheering shed, water wheel and much more. There is a $3 fee to enter the state park museum.
Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History:
The Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural history is located on the campus of Southern Utah University in the L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Center for Health & Molecular Sciences. The Frehners have used their shared passion for big game hunting for the edification of others, which can be seen in their gorgeous exhibit of large and small game animals at the Museum. The exhibit is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Zion National Park:
Located 58 miles south of Cedar City, Zion National Park is a prominent feature of southwestern Utah. The national park was cut out of the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the Virgin River. There is a $25 entrance fee for a private vehicle which remains valid for 7 days.
Kolob Canyons, located 24 miles south of Cedar City, is the northwest section of Zion National Park. These canyons give you a taste of Zion with their reddish rock formations without causing you to travel far at all.