A signature eatery in Spring City that captures the surprisingly multicultural nature of many small Utah towns due to the immigration of Latter-day Saint converts. Das Café’s food and ambiance is an American-German-Mormon fusion. Call for open hours.
Fairview Museum of History and Art
See a replica of the mammoth skeleton found in 1988 in the mountains east of Fairview, the art of sculptor Avard Fairbanks, and historical items related to the area.
A contemporary art space with rotating exhibits from across the country, next door, the Ephraim Co-op has a gift shop of locals’ crafts and goods.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's — known as Mormons — Manti Temple blends Gothic and French Revival styles of architecture into a most impressive structure visible from the highway. Visitors cannot enter the temple, but they make walk the ground and visit the visitor's center.
Palisade State Park
Golfing, camping, and watersports (kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards can be rented on-site).
Fairview canyon and Highway 31 are known as Skyline Drive. The drive between Fairview and Huntington is one of the most beautiful in the state. In addition to driving, Skyline Drive can be explored on bike in the summer, or on snowmobiles or cross country skiis in the winter (Fairview has several options for rentals).
Spring City Arts
Spring City is a gathering place for Utah artists. Check out the local galleries on Main Street, or stop in Horseshoe Mountain Pottery.
In 1847, recent immigrants from Denmark constructed a fort that ultimately became the town of Ephraim. Visit the Ephraim Co-op, for handcrafted items and gifts, and Granary Arts next door for rotating art displays. Memorial Day weekend marks the Scandinavian Festival each year. (Read:"Utah’s Unexpected Pit Stops".)
During the early 1850s, a close-knit community of Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian Mormon immigrants settled in Manti, in fact, Manti was originally called "Copenhagen." Visit Manti City Hall for an artistic gallery as well as the Mormon Temple Heritage Center.
Spring City is one of only two sites in the United States where the entire town is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. For lovers of history, art, fine craftsmanship, preservation and simple living, Spring City and the wider Sanpete Valley have much to offer. Annual events include Heritage Day, Plein Air Festival and a Bluegrass and Folk Festival. (Read: Gleaning a Small Town's Harvest)
For more detailed information on attractions, accommodations and dining, visit Sanpete County's sanpete.com.
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