Grafton Ghost Town

While at Zion National Park in southern Utah, we decided to check out a ghost town. Our boys are still talking about Sego, the last ghost town we visited on a trip to Moab. Grafton Ghost Town is just a few miles from Zion and Springdale which makes it a perfect…


Jacob Hamblin Home

The Jacob Hamblin Home is one of four LDS Church Historical sites in St. George along with the Tabernacle, the Temple, and Brigham Young Winter Home (technically Hamblin's Home is in Santa Clara).   This home is open for FREE tours and shows a much different side of life than Brigham…


Brigham Young Winter Home

The Brigham Young Winter Home in St. George stands in stark contrast to some of the other LDS Church sites in the area, including Jacob Hamblin's Home. Brother Brigham's home is a beautiful mansion surrounded by a large yard and fully furnished with elegant pieces.   President Young suffered from arthritis,…


St. George Tabernacle

We like to visit old LDS Church sites and there are 5 near St. George that we visited on our recent trip to Zion (Pipe Springs National Monument, Brigham Young's Winter Home, Jacob Hamblin's Home, and the St. George Temple Visitor's Center).   We enjoyed visiting the Tabernacle in St. George…

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This is the temple with the taller tower. You can look at it through the Visitor's Center windows.

St. George Temple Visitor’s Center

We stopped at the St. George Temple Visitor's Center on a recent trip to St. George. Our boys were really excited to hear about one particular item that they'd learned about at Brigham Young's Winter Home-- the cannon.   How was a cannon used in the construction of the St. George…