Cedar City, Utah the possibilities are endless. This
small southern Utah town sees a constant influx of visitors; from
outdoor lovers who come to experience the mountains and nearby national
parks to the scholars and enthusiasts who come to enjoy the Tony Award
Winning Utah Shakespearean Festival. Cedar City is conveniently located
only a short drive from Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National
Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and the Dixie National Forest
and is surrounded by incredible hiking, biking and ATV trails as well
as pristine mountain lakes perfect for fishing, camping or canoeing.
City was founded in 1851 when a group of thirty-five men
arrived from Parowan to establish an iron works. Since then Cedar
City has grown to a population of 13,500 and is the largest community
in Iron County.
Besides being known as “The
Gateway to the National Parks” Cedar City has also become
known as “Festival City USA” because it hosts
a number of festivals year-round such as the American Children’s
Christmas Festival, the Neil Simon Festival, the Canyon Country
Western Arts Festival, the Festival Royale, the Thunderbird Film
Festival, and the July Jamboree and classic car show. In addition
to all of the great festivals, the new Cedar City Heritage Center
presents an assortment of plays, symphonies, ballets, art shows
and other cultural events and entertainment throughout the year.
Since 1897 Cedar City has been
home to Southern Utah University. The school began as the
Branch Normal School with only a handful of students and has since
grown to an enrollment of over 6,500, achieving university status
in 1991. The University has become a cultural center for Southern
Utah offering several different Bachelor and Master’s degrees.
Cedar City is located only two and a half
hours north of Las Vegas and three and
a half hours south of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. Cedar City
offers an endless array of fun activities mixed with small town
charm and friendliness.
Call Toll Free: 1-800-711-3696