St. George has become a year-round getaway where the sun shines most days. A recreation playground with golf, biking, hiking, and more, the area is also rich with community arts and is a shopping mecca.
St. George, Utah
St. George has blossomed into a haven for people of all ages and interests looking for mild to warm weather and amenities such as golfing on one of dozens of courses, or relaxing in world-class health and fitness spas.
The area is rich with Mormon, Native Tribal and cultural history of the Old West. Ancient Puebloan rock art is found incised on red rock cliffs and boulders just outside the city. Historic Sites include the St. George Mormon Temple and Tabernacle, a Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum, and guided tours of Brigham Young's Winter Home. Visitors can even tour an Old Cotton Mill, a remnant of the days when early settlers grew cotton for textiles.
St. George is home to Dixie State College. The Southwest Symphony season runs October through May. Nearby, theatrical and musical performances are staged at Tuacahn Amphitheater & Center for the Arts.
A new, mult-million dollar regional airport opened in 2011. Built on 1,203 acres, it is nearly five times the size of the old airport. The future looks bright for this once-quaint Utah town.
Cultural & Heritage Attractions Theatrical and musical performances are staged at the Tuacahn complex, 10 miles north of St. George, (800) 746-9882, www.tuacahn.org.
The Southwest Symphony has a season of concerts Oct.-May, while the Celebrity Concert Series at Dixie State College features dance, music, and other productions Oct.-May, (435) 652-7800, www.dixie.edu.
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