We spent a weekend in Cedar City this summer and we were amazed at all the fun things to do in and around this town. We found so many great family adventures. In fact, there were so many things to do in Cedar City, we ran out of time to visit them all. Here’s our list of adventures, and we will add to this list when we visit again.
There are quite a few fun things to do right in the main town of Cedar City.
The Shakespeare Festival is famous all over Utah, and tons of people come to watch the shows they put on here. Every night at 7:00 they put on a Green Show on the lawn for FREE as a kick off for the plays showing that night.
This park is super fun and big! It is a little hidden behind a building, so use our blog post for directions.
We love this park on Main Street in Cedar City. The playground is a lot of fun, plus there is a lot of shade and grass on the other areas of the park.
Enjoy learning about some pioneer history here at Frontier Homestead State Park. There are lots of hands-on activities for the kids!
The indoor pool is great on rainy days, but the aquatic center has an indoor play area, and an outdoor area, so there is lots of space for everyone to swim.
This little man-made lake is a great place to cool off in the summer. Bring your kayaks or paddle boards for some extra fun.
This is our go to restaurant when we visit Cedar City. You can get breakfast all day long, but they also have delicious burgers. It’s affordable and the service is fast.
We were unable to visit this little museum on SUU’s campus. It is open T-Th from 10:30-4:30, and we were there the opposite of those times. This museum is FREE and looks like a smaller version of BYU’s Bean Museum.
This walking trail is a nice path that starts in town and heads up into the red hills. We enjoyed walking up to the waterfall, even if it is manmade. It is a great destination hike.
Parowan is a town about 10 miles north of Cedar City. There were quite a few fun things to do near this little town. Make sure to grab a famous cinnamon roll while you are in town. Almost every restaurant, and even the gas station sell cinnamon rolls.
Make the drive out to the Parowan Gap. The rocks are covered with amazing petroglyphs.
Just a little before the Parowan Gap, there is a short trail to see some dinosaur tracks. We were grateful for the little metal Dino footprint markers to help us find all of the tracks.
The Parowan Rock Church is an old historic building and is beautiful on the outside. The inside is a pioneer museum with interesting artifacts from the area.
Hidden Haven is one of our favorite hikes near Cedar City. This waterfall is set back in a little alcove, but the trail is beautiful.
Out of Town
Just a few miles out of town, there are lots of other amazing things to do. Cedar City is the heart of a lot of great adventure, so here are some activities that we found nearby worth checking out.
The beehives at Old Iron Town are so cool. We love the little trail that walks around them, and you can even go inside!
There is no cave on this trail, but there are great pictographs and a wonderful view on this shot hike. It is located near Old Iron Town, so they are great adventures to pair together.
One of our all time favorite adventures in Utah! Kanarraville Falls is an amazing and unique hike where you walk through the river and a slot canyon up to a few waterfalls. There are ladders next to the waterfalls, too! Add this to your Utah Bucket List.
Cedar Breaks is like a little mini Bryce Canyon, but at 10,000 feet. There are some nice trails here, but the views of the bright orange rocks are awesome.
This easy hike walks through some great scenery to a small waterfall coming out of the rock. The flow changes throughout the year, but we loved the trail.
The ice cave is a unique adventure. We didn’t see any ice, but it was definitely cooler inside than outside in the summer heat.
Bower Cave is a cave near Duck Creek and Mammoth Caves. It is fun to explore, but be careful. It was very muddy when we visited.
Mammoth Cave is another cave near Bower Cave where you can explore on your own. Our boys loved walking through here, and you will definitely need head lamps or flashlights.