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8 Utah Mormon Historic Sites to Add to Your Vacation Plans


Southern Utah

The Old Rock Church
8 Utah Mormon Historic Sites to Add to Your Vacation Plans

Known as Parowan's "crown jewel," the Old Rock Church, built in 1867, is a historic gem. Modeled after the Salt Lake City Tabernacle, the church was restored in the 1930s by the Daughters of Mormon Pioneers and now houses a museum of pioneer articles and photographs. 

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Brigham Young's Winter Home8 Utah Mormon Historic Sites to Add to Your Vacation Plans

Brigham Young lived in Saint George? While construction was underway on the Saint George Temple, Brigham Young built a home in "Utah's little Dixie." Suffering from arthritis in his later years, the prophet tended to stay the winter in his warm-climate home. Today, tours are now offered for free from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (until 7:00 p.m. in spring and until 8:00 p.m. in summer).

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Fruita

If you8 Utah Mormon Historic Sites to Add to Your Vacation Plansr adventures this summer take you down to Capitol Reef National Park, then you have to check out Fruita. Settled by Mormon pioneers in the late 1870s, Fruita is surrounded by red rock formations and sprawling orchards. Hike the historic Cohab Canyon that overlooks the Fruita campground and stop by Gifford Historic Homestead for a treat. 

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