Entertainment - Museums
Washington County is a community with a wealth of history and a great desire to educate its community. From dinosaur tracks to pioneer trails our county features many facilities to engage and educate.
• St. George Art Museum and Store
The leading Art Museum features fine traveling exhibits of many cultures and times as well as the work of local and regional artists.
Located across from the Main Post Office in downtown St. George, the Museum is part of a historic Pioneer Center for the Arts complex. Formerly a sugar beet storage facility, the space has been transformed into an elegant place to show art.
In addition to the many programs and events that the Museum hosts, the Family Friendly Discovery Center is always available in the Museum for all visitors to experience. Please call for current exhibits and programs, or visit the website for full details. Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission fee required.
145 North 100 East, St. George, UT 84770
A premier collection of artifacts belonging to settlers who came to tame the southwest desert of Utah. These items depict the tenor of life in Utah’s “Dixie” from the time of the 1857 settlement of southwest Utah. Come browse for 20 minutes or 2 hours and feel the spirit of the early settlers of Dixie who were called to raise cotton and be a way station to the south. Museum hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
2180 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790
This world-class dinosaur site discovered in February 2000 within one mile of downtown St. George, UT amazes visitors and scientists from around the world. Call for organized group reservations. Facility hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission fee required.
1835 Convention Center Drive Suite B, St. George, UT 84790
Nestled in the heart of St. George, the Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum brings the wonders of the planet’s greatest animals to you. Experience over 300 species in their natural habitat over a quarter mile indoor mountain. Also located at the museum is a world-class gift show with an amazing selection of wildlife products and stunning southern Utah memorabilia. Museum hours: Monday 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission fee required.
Telegraph and Main St., Washington, UT 84780
The Washington City Museum and Monument Plaza is located in the Old School and on its grounds at the corner of Telegraph and Main Street in Washington. The old rock school house was built in 1908. It houses a collection of several thousand artifacts and antiques belonging to the settlers of southern Utah. The Monument Plaza has four full size bronze statues and fifty bronze medallions of early Washington pioneer settlers. Museum hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
P.O. Box 91, 35 West State, Hurricane, UT 84737
Heritage Park Museum features information, Indian artifact displays, a pioneer kitchen, historical artifacts, and various histories and journals of pioneers.
The Bradshaw House is a model of early Hurricane home construction and houses early medical histories, a doll collection, a blacksmith shop, farm equipment, a barn and is home to the local Chamber of Commerce.
Museum hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
2002 Wells Fargo Rd., Leeds, UT 84746
The Silver Reef Museum features artifacts of the Reef – the only place in the world where silver has been discovered in sandstone outcrops. Silver Reef is one of the most popular ghost towns in the area. The camp produced $9 million in silver from 1877 to 1903 and had a booming economy in the 1870s. This unique town had homes, churches, a variety of specialty shops, a brothel, and even a Chinatown. Museum hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
155 South 700 East, St. George, UT 84770
Located in the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Dixie State College campus, the museum features six exhibits each year, offering a variety of art styles from traditional to contemporary. Every February, the Sears Museum hosts the Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show, a popular regional exhibit with approximately 90 invited artists and 180 paintings. The museum also owns a significant permanent collection. Artist walks for community groups and educational tours for public school groups and educational tours for public school groups may be arranged by calling (435)652-7905. Museum hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
HC 65 Box 5, 401 No. Pipe Spring Rd., Pipe Spring, AZ 86022
The Pipe Spring/Kaibab Paiute cultural museum offers comprehensive exhibits on Southern Paiute culture and history and Mormon pioneer history. Pipe Spring National Monument offers a glimpse of Southern Paiute and pioneer life on the “Arizona Strip.” Guided tours of the historic fortified ranch are offered every half hour and during the summer, rangers provide daily living history demonstrations. Open daily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (AZ – MST). Adults - $5, children – free, National Park Passes accepted.
Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767
Visitors to the Zion National Park Human History Museum are provided the opportunity to explore how the plants, animals, geology, and water resources of this area drew past human cultures to visit and settle here. Permanent exhibits with over 100 artifacts highlight Ancestral Puebloan, Mormon Pioneer, Southern Paiute, and early Zion National Park history. Temporary exhibits change every six months. An orientation movie is available at the museum auditorium. The museum is located one mile inside the park from the Springdale entrance. The Museum is open 7 days a week with seasonal hours. All National Park Service fees apply.
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