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Mountain Meadows Massacre Monument

Mountain Meadows Massacre 25.4 miles North on UT-18 from St. George Close to Veyo, Utah in Washington County In 1999, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint placed a burial site monument in Mountain Meadows to remember the horrible deaths of 100 to 140 people in September of 1857.  Just a two minute walk up a cement trail is a display with information of what took place and views...

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What to Do in St. George Utah| Visit Mormon Historic Locations

St. George was originally settled by Mormon pioneers prior to Utah even being a state.  Therefore, LDS culture and background is woven into the fabric that makes St. George, Utah what it is. So, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of neat LDS historic locations and sites in and around St. George, Utah. A lot of our visitors from northern Utah are LDS.  However, a lot of folks that...

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Green Valley Spa

Green Valley Spa 1871 West Canyon View Drive St. George, UT 84770 (435) 628-8060 Send your kids to the pool and walk over to the spa to start your personal vacation.  The Green Valley Spa is adjacent to the Las Palmas Resort condo rentals. The Green Valley Spa is a nationally recognized, full service spa with various services including: massages, facials, weight control, stress recovery, fitness classes, guided hikes, and...

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Ben Banks – Movie with Mischa Barton

So Mischa Barton was in St. George in August of last year filming a new movie called – Ben Banks.  The movie is expected to open in 2011 some time.  No release date has been set yet. Not much has been said about the movie yet.  In fact, I’m not quite sure what it’s about.  There is speculation that it’s about a cancer and AIDS survivor or a general authority...

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Jacob Hamblin Home in Santa Clara Utah

If you like old restored homes, and by old I mean Civil War era, or if you’re into Mormon history, then check out the Jacob Hamblin Home in near by Santa Clara, Utah.  GPS coordinates, and rough address, and hours are at the bottom of the post. You can actually go inside the home and check out the way people use to live in pioneer days.  And you’ll leave feeling...

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46th Annual Mormon History Association

Where: Dixie Center 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George When: May 26 – 29, 2011 Contact: Patricia Lyn Scott Phone: 801-521-6565 Web Site: www.mhahome.org Admission: registration fees vary by category Event Hours: Th 1:00 – 9 p.m.; F-Sa, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Su 8:30-9:30 a.m. Where to stay in St. George: St. George Vacation Rentals The Mormon History Association is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the study and...

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Grand Canyon Summer Educational Trip

With summer vacation just around the corner, Yahoo published an article on the “10 places every kid should see“.  The list includes locations that are both fun and educational.  While we’re a bit disappointed that Utah vacation spots didn’t make the list, we were excited that Grand Canyon National Park was highlighted. Why? Well, we actually get quite a few people that stay with us that are coming to or...

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St. George Loves Baseball Tournaments |March Madness | Dixie Sunshine Classic

Play ball! It may by chilly in Northern Utah but here in Southern Utah and Mesquite, Nevada we are gearing to play some baseball. St. George loves baseball tournaments.  In fact, a lot of Northern Utah baseball teams consider their annual trip to St. George their equivalent of spring training. The baseball tournaments kick off in March.  The Rocky Mountain School of Baseball hosts a large tournament  March 13 –...

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Big Love TV Show| Juniper Creek Polygamist Compound Location

The fifth, and final, season of the HBO TV show “Big Love” kicked off on January 16, 2011.   Big Love is about a polygamist family with 3 wives and multiple children. No, it’s not Warren Jeffs but pretty dang close. If you haven’t seen it before, Big Love takes place in Utah.  The executive producers, who were also co-creators, are Will Scheffer and Mark Olsen.  Olsen and Scheffer spent over...

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The St. George Municipal Airport is Now Open

St. George Municipal Airport 4550 South Airport Parkway St. George, UT 84790 www.FlySGU.com Nice!  Now it’s even easier for you to visit your favorite Utah vacation rentals.  You know,  St. George Condo Rentals at Las Palmas in Green Valley. St. George officials, Orrin Hatch, and Gary Herbert, officially opened the new St. George Municipal Airport on January 11, 2011.  The new airport is expected to bring considerably more visitors to...

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