While visiting Manti City and the Sanpete Valley, there are several activities and places of interest to be enjoyed by the entire family. The Sanpete area offers some of Utah’s best opportunities for outdoor recreation such as fishing, hunting, camping and ATV riding. Visit Sanpete county’s tourism web site at http://sanpete.com.
For interesting things to do before the Mormon Miracle Pageant, the Historic Manti City Hall, 191 North Main Street is open Friday and Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Monday through Thursday, 9-5 p.m. The building is also the Tourist Information Center to answer questions about the pageant, where to eat or stay and places to go for fun and sightseeing.
The Historic Patten House, 97 West 300 North, is open every day of the Pageant from 2 to 8 p.m.
The Fairview Museum of History and Art, 85 North 100 East, Fairview, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Liberal Hall Museum, 80 West Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, is a newly-restored 139-year-old Wasatch Academy school house now serving as a museum, archive, research facility and cultural center.
The Relic Home, South State Street, Mt. Pleasant, is filled with pioneer histories and artifacts. The museum is open most afternoons but may be reserved by special arrangements by calling Judith Jackson, 435-462-3760; Judy Standlee, 435-623-6633 or Randy Wootten, 702-364-7059. For more information go to mt.pleasantpioneer.blogspot.com. The site is updated daily.
The Manti Aquatic Center, 50 West 500 North just east of Manti High School, is open Tuesday thru Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Mondays from noon to 8 p.m.
The replica pioneer dugout will be open for tours from 5 to 9 p.m., everyday during the Mormon Miracle Pageant. A volunteer will be on hand to give an oral history of the dugout’s use by early pioneers.
Granary Arts Center, located on Main Street in Ephraim, will also be open during pageant.
Snow College Activity Center, 350 East Center Street, Ephraim, has a variety of activities for the entire family. They offer an indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, indoor tennis and volleyball courts, basketball, weight lifting and exercise room, indoor soccer, a climbing wall, and more. Hours are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (435) 283-7039 and for group reservations (435) 283-7040.
Skyline Drive winds for over 100 miles along the very top of the Wasatch Plateau. At elevations ranging from about 9,000 to 11,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest roads in America. Palisade State Park offers a picturesque small lake, 18-hole golf course, camping and other facilities. The park is located one mile up the canyon from Sterling, which is about five miles south of Manti. For more details, call (435) 283-4653.
Skyline Mountain Resort Golf Course in Fairview has an 18-hole private golf course, open to the public with reservations. Call (435) 427-9590. Maple Canyon is a popular area to camp, hike and rock-climb. It is located in the Manti-La Sal National Forest west of Fountain Green. A developed campground in the canyon provides restrooms and drinking water.
Palisade Lodge and Resort, Sterling, offers both guided rides and horse rentals for rides on easy trails near the resort. They also offer four-wheelers, paddle boat and canoe rentals. Call (435) 835-5413 for more information.
The ghost town of Clarion, located west of Gunnison, was a settlement of Jewish immigrants, founded in the fall of 1911. They tried to earn a living from the poor, rock-strewn soil with very little resources, and abandoned the site in November, 1915.
The entire town of Spring City is a National Register Historic District, making this an area you don’t want to miss. Spring City, originally known as Canal Creek, was settled by James Allred in 1853. It is also the final resting place of Orson Hyde, an early apostle and figure in LDS Church history.