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St George Temple and Visitor Center

The St. George temple and visitor center is a must for anyone visiting St. George.  The St. George temple was the first completed temple in Utah. Like Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the St George temple grounds are large, providing walking paths, places to sit and ponder and a magnificent visitor center.
St. George Temple and Visitor CEnter

 

St George Temple Visitor Center

While the temple is not open to the public, the visitor center welcomes guests. Admission is free. It is a pretty building with several exhibits and pretty views of the temple.

St george temple visitor center

 

One of the best exhibits is the Christus Statue of the resurrected Lord. Similar to the one at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the Christus stands 11 feet tall. There is also a recording that accompanies the Christus.

christus statue

 

Other exhibits include the history of the temple and how it was built, pictures of Christ during His life and ministry, copies of the Book of Mormon in many languages, and a model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ’s ministry.

St George Temple - Jerusalem model

Location:

The St. George temple and visitor center is located at 250 E 400 S St George Ut. The visitor center is on the south east corner.

St George Temple Visitor Center Hours:

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Contact and Phone Number:

More information can be found by calling 435-673-5181 or emailing VCSGeorge@ldschurch.org

 

Christmas at St. George Temple:

Christmas time is always special.  Lights are placed around the grounds as well as a beautiful nativity.

 

What to Bring:

You and whoever you want!

 

Pioneer Park in St. George (with Dixie Rock)

One of the most fabulous and FREE places to visit in St. George is Pioneer Park. It is amazing – but it definitely isn’t your typical park.

There is NO grass or playgrounds.

BUT the entire 52 acre park is a natural playground full of exploring fun.

pioneer park in st george

Pioneer Park in St George has easy, medium and difficult hikes for all ranges and ages.

What is Pioneer Park/Dixie Rock?

This rustic community park is a rock climber’s paradise – both expert and beginner. You can stay close to the parking lot and still climb several rocks or you can hike and venture out of find a Boy Scout Cave, historical pioneer cabin, slot canyons and a connection in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

Dixie Rock at Pioneer Park in St George

One the other side of this rock, the word Dixie overlooks St George. It is a fun and easy hike will steps and a bridge – even though it looks difficult from most of the angles.

Dixie Rock (which is a big red rock with DIXIE written on it and also called Sugarloaf) can be climbed and gives beautiful views of downtown, the St. George Temple, Zions National Park, White Dome and even to Arizona.

Dixie Rock (which is a big red rock with DIXIE written on it and also called Sugarloaf) can be climbed and gives beautiful vies of downtown, the St. George Temple, Zions National Park, White Dome and even to Arizona. 

View of St. George temple and downtown from Dixie Rock.

 

This park has a large trellis pavilion with two barbecues and fire ring, several smaller picnic areas with tables, two with metal trellis pavilions, and a separate fire pit with an amphitheater.  Bathrooms are close to the parking area too.

Pavillion at pioneer park in st george

The pavillions are spread out and some have spectacular views

What Do I Bring to Pioneer Park

Where is Pioneer Park (Dixie Rock)?

240 Red Hills Parkway St George Utah

 

There are several areas to park. Any parking spot works because you can start to hike anywhere!

Parking at pioneer park

 

What do you love most about Pioneer Park/Dixie Rock?