In addition to visiting Manti City there are several activities and places of interest to be enjoyed by the entire family. The Sanpete Valley area offers some of Utah’s best opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hunting, fishing, camping, biking and ATV riding. The Sanpete County tourist website can be found at http://sanpete.com.
Here is a list of interesting things one can do before the Mormon Miracle Pageant begins each night at 9:30 p.m.
Why just drive to Manti for the pageant, plan in advance and take a driving tour on the way to the event. There are several scenic driving tours and audio tours available online at http://sanpete.com/pages/drives.
So take some time to explore a scenic byway, heritage tour, or view mountain flowers and do some bird watching. The site includes links to many other suggestions to explore.
On Friday and Saturday mornings, during the pageant, a pancake breakfast will be available from 7-10 a.m., at 100 North 300 West, hosted by the Manti LDS Stake young men and young women.
Every evening during pageant, attendees can purchase a barbeque turkey or roast beef dinner near the pageant grounds. The tasty meals are reasonably priced and will be served each evening during the pageant at the National Guard Armory, 100 West Union Street, in Manti.
In addition, a variety of food and craft booths will also be available in the Food Court located at 200 North Main. Visitors are asked to clean up after themselves and carry out any garbage brought in.
While in Manti, visit Historic Manti City Hall, 191 North Main Street. The building is used for city functions and the office of the Sanpete County Economic Director. When open, brochures and maps are available. For more information call (435) 835-4321.
Also located in Manti is the Historic Patten House, 97 West 300 North. It is open every day of the pageant from 2 to 8 p.m.
A replica pioneer dugout is located at 300 East 400 North. It will be open for tours from 5 to 9 p.m., every day during the Mormon Miracle Pageant. A volunteer will be on hand to give an oral history of the dugout’s use by early pioneers.
The Manti Aquatic Center, 64 West 500 North, just east of Manti High School, features a pool, lazy river, and water slide which are a great way to keep the kids entertained. It is open Monday thru Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information call 435-835-4320.
Palisade State Park offers an 18-hole golf course, a picturesque lake suitable for swimming, non-motorized boats and fishing. Camp sites, hiking and biking trails, 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) 835-7275.
Sterling is also home to Skyline Recreation, which offers ATV rentals and access to three major canyons with 550 miles of ATV Friendly trails right from their parking lot. NO truck or trailer required! Located at 88 North Main Street. For more information call (435) 851-2288 or visit http://www.skylinerec.net.
Learn about the ghost town of Clarion, it was a settlement of Jewish immigrants located southwest of Gunnison, founded in the fall of 1911. The immigrants tried to earn a living from the poor, rock-strewn soil with very little resources, and abandoned the site in November 1915. The Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area has placed plaques on key sites in Clarion and developed an interpretive display near the clock tower, 29 South Main, in Gunnison.
Snow College Activity Center, 350 East Center Street, Ephraim, has a variety of activities for the entire family. Activities include 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 Thursday from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Friday’s 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and on Saturday 12 noon-8 p.m. For more information call (435) 283-7039 and for group reservations (435) 283-7040.
The Granary Arts Center hosts exhibits of local, regional, and international artists in two buildings: a restored oolite limestone granary built in 1876 and the restored C. C. A. Christensen pioneer wood cabin. Located at 86 North Main Street, open 12 — 5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. For information call (435) 283-3456 or visit http://www.granaryartcenter.org.
The entire town of Spring City is a National Register Historic District, making this an area visitors 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. Drop by and get a drink from the historic Old Spring which has provided water for passers-by and read the marker which commemorates its existence while in town. Located at the corner of 100 North and Main Street.
Be sure to visit the fully restored Old School Community Center, 45 South 100 East, Spring City. Originally completed in 1899, the building now serves as a museum, event center, and city offices. The Old School includes a large ballroom for receptions, community programs, art and cultural events. For more information call (435) 462-2244.
Visit the Relic Home and blacksmith shop, 150 South State, Mt. Pleasant. The museum is filled with pioneer histories and artifacts. The Relic Home is open most afternoons, but special arrangements may be made by calling Judith Jackson, (435) 462-3760 or Tudy Standlee, (435) 462-7456. For more information online visit https://mtpleasantpioneer.blogspot.com.
Liberal Hall, located at 67 West Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, is a carefully restored 139-year-old major landmark now serving as the museum and cultural center for Wasatch Academy. Hours of operation will be posted at the museum or call (435) 462-1443 for an appointment.
Go swimming in the new Mt. Pleasant Aquatic Center located at 74 East Main, Mt. Pleasant. For information visit www.mtpleasantcity.com or call (435) 462-1333.
Skyline Mountain Resort Golf Course is a nine-hole course available for public and member use. The course is UGA approved with two certified golf instructors with clubhouse, pro shop and cart rentals. Campsite and cabin reservations are available in the resort. The golf course is located 2.5 miles south of Fairview on the Mountainville Highway, which begins on 300 South in Fairview. For more information call (435) 427-9590 or the Pro-shop (435) 427-9575.
Skyline Motorsports offers UTV rentals and repairs, one mile south of Fairview. Including all the riding gear needed to make the best of the outdoor experience. For more information call (435) 427-3900 or visit https://www.skylinemotorsports.com.
Big Pine Sports also offers ATV rentals and repairs located at 340 North Milburn Road, Fairview. For more information call (435) 427-3338 or visit http://bigpinesports.com.
The Fairview Museum of History and Art, 85 North 100 East, Fairview, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. In addition to many other arts and artifacts in the two-building complex, visitors can also view the world famous Colombian mammoth, which was discovered in the mountains east of Fairview. For more information call (435) 427-9216 or visit http://fairviewmuseum.org.
Maple Canyon is a popular area to camp, hike and provides world-class rock climbing. Over 40 cliffs can be found dispersed throughout the canyon, ranging between 30 to 300 feet in height. For those who are experienced climbers, over 140 bolted climbing routes can be found (grades 5.4-5.14).
Maple Canyon is located in the Manti-La Sal National Forest west of Fountain Green. There is a developed campground (not recommended for large RVs) in the canyon. Vault toilets are provided but campers must bring their own water.
The Fountain Green fish hatchery raises 1,000,000 fish or about 180,000 pounds of trout yearly. It is truly fascinating to see the thousands and thousands of fish swimming in the tanks which are used to stock primarily the lakes and reservoirs in the region along with other waters throughout the state.
Visitors are welcome 8 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week and on holidays. It is located northwest of Fountain Green at 1600 West Fish Hatchery Road. When traveling on Highway 132 between Nephi and Fountain Green watch for the signs just north of Fountain Green.