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Kanab Utah


Known as "Little Hollywood," more than 100 movies have been filmed in Kanab. The town is centrally located between southern Utah's national parks and Lake Powell.

Kanab, Utah

Kanab derives its name from a Paiute word meaning, "willow." The town is like a Hollywood portrayal of the classic American West - towering Navajo sandstone cliffs and vistas of sagebrush. This scenery has lured filmmakers to Kanab for nearly 80 years. Abandoned film sets near town have become tourist attractions. The buildings all over town have plenty of movie posters and autographed photos to support Kanab's self-proclaimed title, "Little Hollywood."

Situated near the southern boundary of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area, Kanab is a prime stop for major driving routes heading off in four directions accessing three national parks, three national monuments, several state parks, and a number of historic sites.

The Western Legends Roundup each summer draws people who enjoy the cowboy culture of the past and present, www.westernlegendsroundup.com. Best Friends Animal Society, five miles from Kanab in Angel Canyon, is the largest sanctuary for homeless animals in the country. Tours are available daily by calling (435) 644-2001, www.bestfriends.org

Cultural & Heritage Attractions
The Variety Arts Council features touring artists and companies, (435) 644-5033.

The Crescent Moon Theater features classic cowboy music and comedy in a Branson-style setting from mid-April through mid-December, (435) 644-2350, www.crescentmoontheater.com.

Family Fun Adventures
Best Friends Animal Society, the nation's largest sanctuary for homeless animals offers daily tours, (435) 644-2001, www.bestfriends.org.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park has acres of pristine coral-colored sand; ATV's are allowed in some areas, 11 miles off U.S. 89 between Kanab and Mt. Carmel Junction, (435) 648-2800.

There are movie sets in Kane County from over 200 feature films and TV Series, like Gunsmoke and Lassie. Contact the Kane County Travel Council, 78 S. 100 East, (800) 733-5263. 

View accommodations in the Kanab area:

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Aikens Lodge
Best Friends Animal Society
  • 5001 Angel Canyon Road
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Phone: (435) 644-2001
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Best Western Red Hills
Canyons Lodge - A Canyons Collection Property
Clarkson Investments, L.C.
Comfort Inn - Kanab
  • 815 East Highway 89
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-644-8888
Coral Cliffs Town Homes
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Deer Springs Ranch
  • 38 miles northeast of Kanab
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 800-644-2606
Flagstone Studios - A Canyons Collection Property
Four Seasons Inn
Goodfellow House
  • 9 miles east of Kanab on Highway 89
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-644-8142
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • 196 East 300 South
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-644-2142
Kanab Cottages - A Canyons Collection Property
Kanab Shilo Inn
Mule Shoe Bed & Breakfast
  • 898 Grand Canyon Drive
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-644-3372
Parry Lodge
Quail Park Lodge - A Canyons Collection Property
Redrock Country Inn
Savage Point Bed & Breakfast
Sun-N-Sand Motel
  • 347 South 100 East 8989 A
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-644-5050
Traveler's Motel
  • 544 East 300 South
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-644-2228
Treasure Trail Motel
  • 150 West Center Street
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-644-2687
Utah Trails Resort
  • 1026 South Stewart Drive
  • Kanab, UT 84741
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-644-2658
Utah Trails Resort & Tours
Victorian Inn - A Canyons Collection Property


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