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Oct22

Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibiton

Oct 16, 2014 - Nov 15 , 2014
In "Personae" Godfrey reflects upon who we are as individuals and communities. His figures move through…
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Oct22

Catch Me If You Can

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 29 , 2014
A Regional Premiere! Fresh from Broadway! This high-flying musical sings the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. ...is he…
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Oct22

Cornbelly's Corn Maze and…

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Cornbelly's is Utah's most popular Halloween destination. You're sure to be lost, laughin' and lovin it…
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Oct22

Damn Yankees

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 22 , 2014
This rousing musical about America's favorite pastime knocks it out of the park! Hit songs and doubleheaders tell…
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Oct22

Hallow's Eve Exhibit

Oct 14, 2014 - Nov 9 , 2014
"Hallow's Eve" Exhibit at the Urban Arts Gallery The Utah Arts Alliance is proud to present…
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Oct22

Haunted Village

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 31 , 2014
There are a few haunted houses around, but only one Haunted Village! The most anticipated haunting of the season is at…
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Oct22

Here and Over There: The…

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 7 , 2014
 An exhibition from Special Collections recognizing the history and humanity of World War I,  or The Great…
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Oct22

Homestead Paranormal…

Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 22 , 2014
A rare opportunity to join members of Southern Utah Paranormal (SUP) as they investigate Frontier Homestead State Park…
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Oct22

Resident on Display

Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 25 , 2014
Resident on Display: See the amazing talents of South Jordan residents as they display their artwork and photography.…
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Oct22

Strangling Brothers Haunted…

Oct 4, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will roll into town on Friday, September 12 with a larger and more frightening…
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Oct22

The Marriage of Figaro

Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Mozart composed “The Marriage of Figaro” in 1786 to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. The opera takes place…
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Oct22

Thriller

Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Odyssey Dance Theatre is excited to bring its popular Halloween Spectacular Thriller to several locations in…
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Oct22

Wiggle Worms

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 29 , 2014
Wiggle Worms is a lively program of stories, songs, shakers and parachutes for infants and toddlers up to 2.5 years of…
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Oct22

Wild Wednesdays: Batty about…

Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 22 , 2014
Utah has 18 species or kinds of bats! Kick off the Halloween season by learning about these misunderstood and amazing…
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Oct22

Witch Fest

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 31 , 2014
Historic Gardner Village in West Jordan gets bewitched for Halloween with dozens of creative life-size witches and fun…
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San Rafael River, Swell, Utah, Red Rock, Central

San Rafael River

This river is 90 miles in length, running in the middle of the San Rafael Swell. Popular activities include rafting, kayaking, and hiking along the river into American Indian rock art areas.see more »

Central Utah

...The Exhilaration of Life!

Central Utah, a transitional stretch of land between the alpine forests of the north and the red rock canyons of the south, is a vast expanse of mountain, plateau and high desert, and ideal for the traveler in search of true solitude.  It is an area rich in natural resources; from vast coalfields, to hunting and fishing meccas, rich farmlands, and mystical deserts.  One of Central Utah's best historic and cultural attractions in is Heritage Highway 89. Cruising through Americana small towns like Fairview, Mt. Pleasant, and Spring City, as well as those named from Mormon scripture, such as Ephraim and Manti, you'll discover Utah's quaint "Mormon Country."  This part of the state also offers great recreational opportunities. Savvy sportsmen and OHV riders know Fishlake and our other National Forests offer outstanding fishing, camping, the Piute ATV Trail, and the big elk in the fall.  View wildfowl and a unique desert oasis at Fish Springs Wildlife Refuge northwest of Delta. Near Price, on US-6, Nine Mile Canyon is a treasure trove of pre-historic rock art. South of Price, the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry has the densest concentration of Jurassic-era dinosaur bones on the planet.  From there, it's an easy jaunt to the San Rafael Swell. While "The Swell" may not be a national park, it boasts remote canyons and awesome views that rival those found anywhere in the state.  Feel like cowboyin'? There's probably a dude ranch here that's just your style.

Native American Influences
Many prehistoric cultural sites have been found in Sevier County. Sudden Shelter, an archaic site on Ivie Creek, contains one of the oldest records in Utah dating from 5080 B.C. to A.D. 1900. Sevier County is also home of Fremont Indian State Park, where a prehistoric village was unearthed in 1985. Along Hwy. 24, south of Koosharem Reservoir, you'll find a Peace Treaty Monument, dedicated in 1883, commemorating the end of the Black Hawk War between Native Americans and Anglo settlers.

Marysvale
Mining was once a booming industry in Piute County. Gold, silver, and other metals brought prospectors and miners from the 1860s through the early 1900s. Mining camps like Bullion, Kimberly, Webster, and Alunite became large communities in their heyday. Utah's "Canyon of Gold" stretches west of Marysvale. 

Circleville
Few Western outlaws have been more often memorialized in folklore than Butch Cassidy, the alias of Robert LeRoy Parker. Parker was raised by Mormon pioneer parents on a ranch near Circleville, Utah. While a teenager, he fell under the influence of an old cattle rustler named Mike Cassidy, and he soon left home to ride the Outlaw Trail.

 


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